IFC Acquires Venice Film Festival Award-Winner ‘Hungry Hearts’ for North American Distribution
This year’s Venice Film Festival Coppa Volpi award winner for Best Actor (Adam Driver) and Best Actress (Alba Rohrwacher) Hungry Hearts will be released domestically by IFC Films, after the company acquired the film’s North American distribution rights. Hungry Hearts received several accolades at Venice before stops at the Toronto International Film Festival (where WTI saw the film), the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, London Film Festival and more.
The film stars Driver and Rohrwacher as Jude and Mina, an American man and Italian woman who meet awkwardly in New York City. Soon, the couple have a child together, and differences between the two make circumstances even more strained. Hungry Hearts is written and directed by Saverio Costanzo, who received a Special Mention in the Venice Film Festival’s Pasinetti Award.
While the film has no confirmed release date yet, it’s likely due to be part of a big 2015 for Adam Driver, who aside from returning to Girls will appear in Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, inspire fear in Star Wars: Episode VII, steal scenes in Noah Baumbach’s comedy While We’re Young and travel to 17th century Japan with Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Jesuit priests film Silence.