IFC Midnight will release Charles Dorfman’s directorial debut Barbarians which will debut at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, The Dirt), Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey, Black Mirror), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full Of Grace, Che), Inès Spiridonov (Section Zero), Connor Swindells (Sex Education), Tommy McDonnell (Starred Up), and Will Kemp (Reign). The film premiered at the 2021 Fantastic Film Festival, and IFC Midnight will release the film in theaters and on demand on April 1, 2022.
Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Barbarians sees couple Adam (Rheon) and Eva (Moreno) wake up in their supposed dream house on Adam’s birthday. Lucas (Cullen), property developer and friend of the couple, arrives for dinner with his actress girlfriend Chloe (Spiridonov), to celebrate Adam’s birthday and the couple’s buying of the house. But secrets unravel over dinner, and when the doorbell rings the evening takes a nightmarish turn. As manners give way to madness, an ‘idyllic’ evening of celebration descends into a dark night of terror; and the group’s civilized dinner party turns out to be anything but.
Director Charles Dorfman added, “IFC Films has a strong reputation for partnering with fantastic filmmakers, so I am thrilled to partner with them for the US release of Barbarians. I couldn’t be more delighted that the film has found a home with their team.”