NEW YORK, NY (October 18, 2016) – IFC Films announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to Rafael Palacio Illingworth’s BETWEEN US. The film, written and directed by Illingworth, stars Olivia Thirlby, Ben Feldman, Adam Goldberg, Analeigh Tipton, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Bogdanovich and Scott Haze. The film was produced by Madeline Samit of Caviar Films, Eleonore Meier of Nora Films and Bert Hamelinck of Caviar Films. BETWEEN US made its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released by IFC Films in January 2017.
In BETWEEN US, a couple confronts the fear that settling down and getting married will mean their carefree days as city-dwelling young adults is coming to an abrupt and depressing end. Both are tempted by the allure of another life before ultimately realizing why they fell in love in the first place.
IFC Films stated: “We are very excited to be working once more with Rafael Palacio Illingworth after releasing his impressively sharp debut feature MACHO. In BETWEEN US, Rafael continues to demonstrate a deft hand at balancing comedy, drama and romance while eliciting strong performances from his wonderful ensemble.”
The deal for the film was negotiated with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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About IFC Films
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of quality talent-driven independent film. Recent releases include Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Lily Gladstone; Robert Budreau’s BORN TO BE BLUE starring Ethan Hawke and Carmen Ejogo; Matthew Brown’s THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel; Leslye Headland’s SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie; and Oren Moverman’s TIME OUT OF MIND, starring Richard Gere and Ben Vereen. Some of the company’s notable releases over the years have included Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture; Michael Winterbottom’s THE TRIP TO ITALY starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon; Joel Zwick’s MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING; Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 9/11; Lena Dunham’s TINY FURNITURE; Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA; and Alfonso Cuaron’s Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.