NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2022) – IFC Films announced today that they are acquiring North American rights to LIFE UPSIDE DOWN from writer and director Cecilia Miniucchi (Expired) starring Emmy award winning and SAG nominated Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Nobody), Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black), and Danny Huston (21 Grams). The film is produced by Jeffrey Coulter, Carl F. Berg, Jason Rose, Rose Kuo, Radha Mitchell and Miniucchi, alongside executive producers Fred Roos, Paolo Rossi Pisu, Marta Miniucchi, Holley Heitz, Antoni Stutz, Anna Hatzis, John Hatziz, and Desmond Nakano. LIFE UPSIDE DOWN world premiered at the Venice Film Festival in the Giornate degli Autori section. IFC Films will release the film in select theaters and VOD on January 27th, 2023 and will stream exclusively on AMC+ in April 2023.
LIFE UPSIDE DOWN is a romantic comedy about time, distance, and the human condition. Three couples, connected by friendship, love and work, are each stuck in their respective homes in Los Angeles during the beginning of lockdown. Finally forced to face their spouses, friends, lovers, and eventually themselves head on, their lives turn slowly but surely upside-down.
Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films said, “Cecilia has brought warmth and empathy to this universal story of love and growth in isolation that we can all relate to. And we are so excited to welcome the incredibly gifted Bob Odenkirk to the IFC Films family and bring this film next year to the AMC+ subscribers who already know him so well from Better Call Saul and are anxiously awaiting his next series, Straight Man.”
Director Cecilia Miniucchi added, “I and my entire team could not be more thrilled to collaborate with Arianna and IFC Films to bring LIFE UPSIDE DOWN to theaters. They are passionate and wonderful partners.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films with Producer Rose Kuo, David Pierce of Pierce Law Group and Tanya Shifman Esq. on behalf of the filmmakers.
Bob Odenkirk is repped by WME, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainmnet, The Lede Company and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.
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Upcoming releases include Cannes Un Certain Regard award-winner and Austria’s official selection for the 95th Oscars®/Academy Awards®, CORSAGE, directed by Marie Kreutzer and starring Vicky Krieps (BERGMAN ISLAND, PHANTOM THREAD). 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 IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.