Artificial Eye have acquired the distribution rights to acclaimed director Claire Denis' latest film, Bastards (2013), starring Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille, Lola Créton, and Michel Subor. Earlier this month, Bastards was screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Official Cannes synopsis: Captain on a container-ship, Marco Silvestri is called urgently back to Paris. His sister, Sandra, is desperate… her husband has committed suicide, the family business has gone under, her daughter has gone adrift. Sandra accuses the powerful businessman, Edouard Laporte responsible. Marco moves into the building where Laporte's mistress lives with his son. What Marco hadn't foreseen are Sandra's shameful, secret manœuvres… and his love for Raphaëlle which could ruin everything.
Note: In the U.S., Bastards will be distributed by IFC Films.