Music Box Films has struck a deal for Us rights to Xavier Giannoli’s French mystery The Apparition at the Efm in Berlin.
The film drew more than 150,000 admissions in its first week of release in France earlier this month and marks Giannoli’s follow-up to multiple Cesar winner Marguerite.
The Apparition stars Vincent Lindon (The Measure Of A Man, Rodin) as Jacques, a grieving journalist hired by the Vatican to investigate an alleged saintly apparition in a small French village.
Upon his arrival, the reporter meets the young woman (Galatea Bellugi) who claims to have witnessed the apparition of the Virgin Mary. Jacques questions his beliefs when he is caught in between clergy and skeptics.
Music Box Films plans a theatrical rollout of The Apparition in late 2018, followed by home entertainment platforms. Music Box president William Schopf negotiated the deal with Tanja Meissner of Memento Film International, with whom Music Box