IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights to Anne Hamilton’s American Fable; a fairytale thriller that marks Hamilton’s feature directorial debut. When speaking about the film, the director said, “For my first feature, I wanted to pay tribute to where I grew up and the films I loved as a kid. This movie has been a labour of love, and I’m delighted that it has found a home with IFC Midnight because they showed a deep appreciation of the visuals of the storytelling.”
The blend of reality and fantasy sounds mighty intriguing and the splash of horror should make for a visually impressive watch. American Fable debuted at SXSW in March and has received overall positive reviews with many praising the film’s storytelling, comparing its style to Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth.
When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man in her family’s silo in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man’s life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. American Fable is a fairytale thriller set in the 1980s rural Midwest about a courageous girl living in a dark – sometimes magical – world.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)