IFC Films has purchased the North American rights to the thriller Simon Killer, TheWrap has confirmed.
Directed by Antonio Campos and starring Brady Corbet, the film centers on a recent college student who travels to France where he meets and becomes involved with a prostitute. Campos wrote the screenplay for the film. He is a co-founder of the filmmaker collective Borderline Films, which was behind last year's Sundance breakout Martha Marcy May Marlene.
In a generally favorable review, the Guardian's Jeremy Kay wrote, 'Simon Killer' is a difficult, dark ride. It's well acted but a little flabby and internalized in places, punctuated by unsettling stroboscopic digital wipes and distinguished by a seductive, urgent score and soundtrack.