Barrio’s “The Trip to Spain” to Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

Marta Barrio is making a special Trip to New York City…

The third installment of Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip series, The Trip to Spainstarring the Spanish actress, will debut theatrically on August 11.

Marta Barrio

In addition to Barrio, the IFC Films release also stars Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Claire Keelan. will make its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22.

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Coogan and Brydon embark on another deadpan culinary road trip in Spain. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age.

The Trip was released in June 2011 and grossed $2M while its sequel The Trip to Italy made close to $3M stateside, close to $6M overall worldwide, in August 2014.

IFC Films’ Acquires U.S Distribution Rights to Marc Carreté’s First Feature “Asmodexia”

It looks like Marc Carreté will be invoking fear in the U.S.

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the Spanish filmmaker’s first feature film Asmodexia.


IFC Midnight plans to release the Barcelona-set horror film in the fall.

Asmodexiafollows an exorcist (portrayed by Lluis Marco) and his granddaughter (Claudia Pons) over five days as they try to help the people possessed by a fast-spreading infection of the soul and are tracked by a mysterious cult.

The film also stars Albert Baró, Marta Belmonte, Pepo Blasco and Marina Durán.

No word on an exact release date.

Trailer Released for del Toro’s Drama “Jimmy P.”

Benicio del Toro is going native (and psycho) in his next project…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actor is starring in Jimmy P., Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.

Benicio del Toro in Jimmy PBenicio del Toro in Jimmy P

del Toro stars as a Native American riddled with postwar mental trauma Mathieu Amalric portrays the Hungarian Jewish doctor bent on solving the mystery locked in his patient’s mind.

Writer-director Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale, Kings & Queen) adapted Jimmy P. from real-life psychotherapist Georges Devereux‘s study of a Blackfoot Indian who’d served in World War II. The case is cited as prime example of dream interpretation and the “talking cure,” a verbal therapy utilized by Sigmund Freud.

Reviewing from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where Jimmy P. debuted in competition, The Hollywood Reporter praised the film for avoiding cliches and capitalizing on its two stars: “The whole project is saved largely thanks to the subtext of ethnic discrimination that runs through the film, and two riveting central performances, which overcome a wobbly start to find emotional balance by the final reel.”

IFC Films will release Jimmy P., Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian in theaters on February 14 and through VOD Feb. 20.

IFC Films Acquires US Rights to Del Toro’s “Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian”

Benicio Del Toro’s latest project will play in more places than the Plains…

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the Arnaud Desplechin-directed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.

Benicio Del Toro

The film, which stars Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, premiered at Cannes and was just screened at the New York Film Festival.

Desplechin, Kent Jones and Julie Peyr adapted the script from the George Devereux book Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian.

The series is about the author’s relationship and multidisciplinary study of Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian, who fought in World War II and suffered from psychological distress.

IFC is expected to release the film in early 2014.

AMC Networks Acquires Braga’s “On the Road”

It looks like Alice Braga’s latest film will be released in theaters this fall…

The 29-year-old Brazilian actress’ On the Road has been acquired by AMC Networks a week before it premieres in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Alice Braga

Buying all U.S. rights to Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel of the same name, AMC Networks announced that its distribution labels IFC Films and Sundance Selects will release the film later this fall in theaters.

Along with Braga—who rose to fame following her starring role opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend—the film stars Twilight’s Kristen Stewart, TRON: Legacy’s Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss and Viggo Mortensen.

Alice Braga's On the Road Poster

Jose Rivera wrote the screenplay for the film, which brings to life the classic novel based on the spontaneous cross-country adventures of Kerouac and his friends during the middle of the 20th century.

On the Road is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry and drug experiences. While many of the names and details of Kerouac’s experiences are changed for the novel, hundreds of references in On the Road have real-world counterparts.