Magnolia Pictures acquired the psychological horror film Censor, the debut feature by Prano Bailey-Bond and starring Niamh Algar (Calm With Horses, “Raised by Wolves”) which had its World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival opening the Midnight Section. Magnolia Pictures is targeting June 11 release date following the film’s screening in the Berlinale Panorama section in March.
In the film, when film censor Enid (Algar) discovers an eerie horror that speaks directly to her sister’s mysterious disappearance, she resolves to unravel the puzzle behind the film and its enigmatic director – a quest that will blur the lines between fiction and reality in terrifying ways.
“Magnolia Pictures champion exactly the unique, powerful cinema that I love, releasing titles that have truly resonated with me: The Square, Let The Right One In, Shoplifters, Tangerine… for Censor to have found a home on this remarkable slate is amazing!” says Bailey-Bond. “I’m so excited to be working with Magnolia and can’t wait to bring the film to audiences in North America!”