One film studio has feasted on a new Cannes film. According to Variety, IFC Films has picked up domestic distribution rights to the indie Hunger from new writer/director Steve McQueen and co-writer Enda Walsh.
The film revolves around the aftermath of the 1981 IRA hunger strike and also takes a look at prison life in Northern Ireland. Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham star.
The film, which is in contention for the Camera d'Or at Cannes, will be given a theatrical release from IFC. The studio will also release the film in its day-on-date on-demand distribution system, which will allow the film to be seen on-demand at the same time as it's in the theater.
No word yet on a specific release date for the film.