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Altered Innocence Acquires Fabrice du Welz’s ‘Adoration’ for U.S.

Altered Innocence has picked up U.S. rights to Fabrice du Welz’s darkish modern fairytale “Adoration,” which premiered at Locarno Movie Pageant. A launch is deliberate for summer time.

“Adoration” combines a violent thriller with a romantic sexual awakening story, capturing the teenage depth of “amour fou.” It options rising stars Thomas Gioria (“Custody”) and Fantine Harduin (Michael Haneke’s “Blissful Finish”). The movie is the finale to the director’s Ardennes trilogy, following “Calvaire” and “Alleluia.”

In addition to Locarno, the movie performed at main style festivals akin to Improbable Fest and Sitges, the place it gained the Particular Prize of the Jury, and Rotterdam.


The movie follows shy 12-year-old Paul who lives close to a psychiatric institute. After an encounter with a affected person there, the troubled but stunning Gloria, he turns into infatuated and vows to guard her. Insisting the medical doctors are holding her hostage for an inheritance, the 2 escape and wreak havoc throughout the French countryside.

British critic Mark Kermode described the movie as a “trendy basic.” He stated: “A extremely actually fascinating movie, and a tough one to pigeonhole. I actually like it.” The movie acquired a 93% constructive score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie was shot in 16mm by cinematographer Manuel Dacosse. The producers are Manuel Chiche, Vincent Tavier and Violaine Barbaroux. The manufacturing firms are Panique, Savage Movie and The Jokers Movies.

The U.S. deal was negotiated between Frank Jaffe from Altered Innocence and Mathieu Delaunay at Memento Movies Worldwide.

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