A couple of weeks ago the first rather haunting trailer arrived for director Marcin Wrona’s chilling horror Demon, and the response to the trailer is said to have been extremely positive. Now Screen Daily report that Paris-based Reel Suspects have acquired worldwide sales rights.
Per Screen Daily:
Paris-based genre specialist Reel Suspects had picked up world sales to Demon ahead of its premiere in the Vanguard section of the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).
It is the third feature by Polish director Marcin Wrona, whose previous award-winning work The Christening also screened in Vanguard to packed houses and critical acclaim in 2010.
“I’m really exited to work on Marcin’s third film film. It’s a perfect crossover title that fits our line-up perfectly,” said Reel Suspects CEO Matteo Lovadina.
“It combines a well mastered drama base with a supernatural element. Demon should find an audience both among cinephiles and curious genre fans alike,” he added.
ICM Partners is handling North America.
Demon is a Polish-Israeli co-production involving Wrona’s Warsaw-based Magnet Man Film and Tel Aviv-based Transfax Film Productions with the support of the Polish Film Institute, the Israel Film Fund, the Kracow Film Commission, Silesia Film, Chimney Poland, Wajda Studio and Lava Films.
Israeli actor Itay Tiran plays Python, a young man who travels to his future wife’s hometown ahead of their wedding.
The future bride’s grandfather gives him a parcel of land as a wedding gift. While preparing the land to build a house, Python discovers a pile of human bones. He decides to keep his discovery to himself but then strange things start to happen.
The cast also features Agnieszka Zulewska as the bride. The upcoming Polish actress was recently seen in the lead role of Bartosz Prokopowicz’s Chemo about an exuberant young woman dying of cancer, which premiered at Karlovy Vary in July.
Demon is written and directed by Marcin Wrona (The Christening, My Flesh My Blood) and stars Itay Tiran (“Lebanon”) and Agnieszka Zulewska.
A young man is a stranger visiting the hometown of his future wife. As a wedding gift from the bride’s grandfather, he receives a piece of land where the two can build a house and raise a happy family. While preparing the land to build the house, he finds the bones of human bodies in the ground beneath his new property. Strange things begin to happen to change this happy couple’s life forever.