IFC Films explores Herzog’s ‘Cave’

Film unit nabs U.S. distrib rights to 3D docu

TORONTO — IFC Films has snapped up U.S. distribution rights to Werner Herzog’s 3D docu “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”

Also in Toronto, IFC’s banked the first major deal of the fest with James Gunn’s dark comedy “Super,” starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page.

“Cave” is repped by Submarine Entertainment, which is also selling Errol Morris’ docu “Tabloid” here at the fest.

Herzog’s pic, which he narrates, explores the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave in southern France, which houses the oldest known art creations of humankind and depict life some 30,000 years ago.

Pic has generated buzz since its screening at Toronto and has had a number of domestic buyers circling it since it screened this week. It also screened at Telluride pre-Toronto.

“Cave” is produced by Creative Differences in partnership with History Films and The French Ministry of Culture and Communication as a co-production with Arte France in association with More 4.

Erik Nelson and Adrienne Cuiffo produce and Dave Harding, David McKillop, Julian P. Hobbs, Molly Thompson and Tabitha Jackson exec produce. Nelson has already produced two docus with Herzog: “Encounters At The End of the World” and “Grizzly Bear,” which went on to generate more than $3 million in the U.S.

Deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco and Betsy Rodgers for IFC and Submarine’s Josh Braun on behalf of the filmmakers with Marc Simon of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP providing legal services.

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