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IFC picks up ‘Day Night’ rights

Film opening May 9 in theaters, on cable VOD

IFC has picked up North American rights to “Day Night Day Night,” a debut drama from helmer Julia Lotkev that screened at Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and other fests.

Its release on May 9 will be both in theaters and on cable VOD, under the company’s First Take day-and-date banner, which is now releasing 24 simultaneous pics a year.

The film is nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, one for best first feature and one for “someone to watch for.” It won the Youth Prize at Cannes Directors Fortnight, best film at Woodstock, Louve D’or at Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema and best new director at Chicago.

“Day Night” follows a withdrawn young woman as she arrives in New York to carry out a suicide bombing mission. Newcomer Luisa Williams was working as a nanny when chosen from 650 girls to play the lead.

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