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IFC draws a ‘9’

Barney's latest features soundtrack by star Bjork

IFC Films has acquired domestic theatrical rights to Matthew Barney’s latest feature, “Drawing Restraint 9,” which stars the filmmaker-artist and his Icelandic pop-star wife Bjork.

Bjork composed the score to the pic, a love story with minimal dialogue centering on two guests who board a Japanese whaling ship in Nagasaki Bay.

Barney, whose credits include the five-film “Cremaster” cycle, is known for his theatrical visuals, which in the new pic include a tanker filled with liquid petroleum jelly, a parade of animals and a tea ceremony in which Barney and Bjork wear costumes inspired by Shinto marriage rites.

Pic is the latest piece in Barney’s “Restraint” series, which has consisted so far of visual art and live performances only. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will show a companion sculpture exhibit in June.

Pic preemed at the Venice Film Festival. IFC will roll out “Restraint” on March 29.

Headed by Jonathan Sehring, IFC also recently scooped up U.S. and U.K. rights, with Tartan Films, to Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s “Brothers of the Head.”

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