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ASSAYAS, GERWIG, HERZOG, VON TRIER, AND ALL THE AUTEURS IN BETWEEN; IFC FILMS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING CINEMA
Leading U.S. distributor of award-winning independent films has recently expanded and introduced VOD service IFC Films Unlimited, now available in Canada on Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV
Toronto, ON - September 1, 2020 - This fall, leading U.S. distributor IFC FILMS celebrates two decades of producing, distributing, showcasing, and celebrating groundbreaking independent and foreign films. IFC Films has been instrumental in the careers of contemporary auteurs and visionaries as well as innovating the theatrical distribution model. In the fall of 2019, the company expanded its offerings to include the introduction of IFC Films Unlimited, a subscription video on demand streaming channel featuring theatrically released films from its distribution labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects, and IFC Midnight. Now available in Canada via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV app, the channel currently features 175+ films with titles being added monthly. For Canadian subscribers, the channel will feature many new releases directly following the U.S. theatrical window.
“IFC Films has been supporting and championing the most innovative filmmaking voices from around the world for 20 years, many which were launched at TIFF. IFC Films Unlimited is the evolution of this work and now brings the best of our film releases to cinephiles across Canada via multiple platforms,” said Lisa Schwartz, Co-President of IFC Films. “We are excited that Canadian subscribers will be among the first to see some new releases this Fall as we bring fresh titles to the channel in Canada.”
Titles currently available on the channel that premiered at TIFF include:
Julia’s Eye (2010) - dir. Guillem Morales, starring Belen Rueda, Lluis Homar, Pablo Derqui
Burning Man (2011) - dir. Jonathan Teplitzky, starring Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Kerry Fox, Rachel Griffiths
Into the Abyss (2011) - dir. Werner Herzog
Frances Ha (2012) - dir. Noah Baumbach, starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Summer, Adam Driver
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) - dir. Olivier Assayas, starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz
The Duke of Burgundy (2014) - dir. Peter Strickland, starring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn, Chiara D’Anna
11 Minutes (2015) - dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, starring Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko
45 Years (2015) - dir. Andrew Haigh, starring Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
Evolution (2015) - dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović, starring Max Brebant, Roxane Duran
Len and Company (2015) - dir. Tim Godsall, starring Rhys Ifans, Juno Temple
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) - dir. Matt Brown, starring Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Stephen Frye, Toby Jones
Sky (2015) - dir. Fabienne Berthaud, starring Norman Reedus, Diane Kruger, Lena Dunham, Gilles Lelouche
Personal Shopper (2016) - dir. Olivier Assayas, starring Kristen Stewart, Lars Eldinger
Loro (2019) - dir. Paolo Sorrentino, starring Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak
TIFF19 premieres The Other Lamb (dir. Malgorzata Szumowska, starring Raffey Cassidy, Michiel Huisman, Denise Gough) and True History of the Kelly Gang (dir. Justin Kurzel, starring George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam) will be available on the channel October 7 and November 4, respectively.
New titles coming to IFC Films Unlimited Canada in September include:
Olympic Dreams (2020)
Director: Jeremy Teicher
Starring: Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, Gus Kenworthy, Morgan Schild
Synopsis: In the Olympic Athlete Village, a young cross-country skier bonds with a volunteer doctor after her competition ends.
Director: Shannon Murphy
Starring: Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis
Synopsis: One family juggles first love, suburban malaise, and heavy pharmaceuticals in this moving and fresh comedy.
The Cured (2018)
Director: David Freyne
Starring: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Stuart Graham
Synopsis: A disease that turned people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.
IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription streaming channel featuring theatrically released films from its distribution labels: IFC Films and IFC Midnight. Priced at $5.99 CAD a month, IFC Films Unlimited offers a 175+ film collection that spans across a wide variety of genres and serves as a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.
IFC FILMS UNLIMITED
IFC Films Unlimited is a subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its distribution labels: IFC Films and genre label IFC Midnight. IFC Films is a leading distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. IFC Midnight features horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action and more. Sundance Selects focuses on American independent, documentaries and world cinema. Bringing together a broad collection of films that span across the labels and genres, IFC Films Unlimited is a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.
ABOUT IFC FILMS
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Its unique distribution model makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them in theaters as well as on cable’s Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms. Upcoming releases include Jude Law and Carrie Coon starrer THE NEST directed by Sean Durkin (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), and documentary OTTOLENGHI AND THE CAKES OF VERSAILLES directed by Laura Gabbert (CITY OF GOLD). Some of the company’s successes over the years have included BOYHOOD, THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.