IFC Films has picked up distro rights to two Spanish films: Kidnapped, from director Miguel Angel Vivas, and Exorcismus, directed by Manuel Carballo. Both will be released under the IFC Midnight banner, theatrically and on video-on-demand. After the jump, check out our exclusive interview with Vivas.
Official synopses: In Carballo's intense supernatural horror film EXORCISMUS, a rebellious young girl (Sophie Vavasseur) slowly discovers that she is possessed by a twisted, evil force. She is soon forced against her will to use extreme measures to free herself. The film, which also stars acclaimed UK actors Jo-Anne Stockham and Stephen Billington, recently had its world premiere at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival.
KIDNAPPED, which is shot documentary-style and was the winner of Best Horror Film and Best Director at this year's Fantastic Fest, follows Jaime (Fernando Cayo) and Marta (Ana Wagener), a middle-aged couple with a teenage daughter named Isa (Manuela Vellés). As the family moves into a new home and gathers to celebrate, everyone's evening is ruined when a gang makes a home invasion.