Sundance Selects announced from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival that the company will release in the U.S., writer-director and actress Maiwenn’s POLISS. The film, which made its world premiere in Competition at the festival, was produced by Alain Attal and co-written by actress Emmanuelle Bercot, who also co-stars in the film. The film also stars Karin Viard, Joeystarr, Marina Fois, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Karole Rocher, Frederic Pierrot, Arnaud Henriet, Naidra Ayadi and Jeremie Elkhaim.
The film follows a group of individuals and officers working in and around a child protection unit in Paris.
Sundance Selects has also picked up several other titles at this week’s festival including Julia Leigh’s SLEEPING BEAUTY; writer/director Bertrand Bonello’s HOUSE OF TOLERANCE; writer/director Mia Hansen Love’s GOODBYE FIRST LOVE; and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s THE KID WITH A BIKE. IFC Midnight, Sundance Selects’ sister division, additionally picked up Australian filmmaker Justin Kurzel’s psychological thriller SNOWTOWN ot U.S. release
Sundance Selects is a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by Rainbow Media.