Mortensen’s feature directorial debut and father-and-son drama has disappeared from Modern Films in the united KINGDOM, France Metropolitan, California Filmes in Brazil and Taken Portugal. UTA independent Film Group represents US rights.
“With The fall, Viggo promotes his remarkable talents beyond the actor, author, artist, and musician with directorial debut”, said Modern Films managing director Eve Gabereau, who distributed Mortensen in Jauja 2015.
Gabereau has negotiated the deal with HanWay Films Nicole Mackey and said Mortensen has generated “incredible” performance from his cast in The fallincluding “a clever cameo from Cronenberg to start.”
Previously announced sales include Canada (Mongrel), Germany (Prokino), Italy (Bim), Spain (YouPlanet Photos/ Caramel), Benelux (Splendid), Greece (Odeon), Scandinavia (Nordisk), Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania (M2), ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery), the CIS and Baltic countries (Paradise), Middle East (frontrow), India (PVR), Japan (Kino Films), Singapore (Shaw) and Turkey (Bir).
Daniel Bekerman Scythia Films, Chris Curling of Zephyr Films and Mortensen’s Perceval Images produced The fall. The film received support of the MEDIA.
Mortensen and Lance Henriksen star in the drama about the elderly Willis tempestuous short stay at the home of his son John and his family while he searches for a place to retire.
The arrival dredges up painful memories for the men to face their past, and the differences in the memories of the mother of John. Terry Chen, Sverrir Gudnason, Hannah Gross, and Laura Linney round out the key cast on the The fall, which premiered at Sundance.
HanWay virtual market sales slate includes Phillip Noyce’s true crime romance Peggy Jo starring Lily James, and Kim Mordaunt’s mine action thriller The natural areas actor Matthias Schoenaerts.
Gabrielle Stewart and his team screen an English dub of Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio as well as a great promo screening, and new footage of Paul Schrader, thriller The Card Counter.