IFC Midnight Picks Up Berlin & Tribeca Feminist Noir ‘Knives And Skin’

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Exclusive: IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Jennifer Reeder’s coming-of-age thriller Knives And Skin, which played at Berlin, Tribeca, and Fantasia.

The deal was negotiated by IFC Films Evp of Acquisitions and Productions Arianna Bocco and acquisitions coordinator Adam Koehler, with CAA/Gersh on behalf of the filmmakers. Next festivals for the feature will be Fantastic Fest and Deauville, ahead of IFC’s release in December, which will include a theatrical component.

Pic follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in a surreal rural Midwest town, led by an inexperienced local sheriff. Unusual coping techniques develop among the traumatized small-town residents, as a series of secrets are revealed. The backdrop of trauma colors quintessential rituals — dances, courtship, football games — in which the teenagers experience an accelerated loss of innocence while their parents are forced to confront adulthood failures.

Starring are Kate Arrington (Brittany Runs A
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