IFC Grabs Ahold of the Sightseers
Good news for fans of Kill List director Ben Wheatley coming in from Cannes. IFC Films has acquired all North American rights to Wheatley's dark comedy Sightseers. Don't you just want to hug them? Well done!
Actors Alice Lowe and Steve Oram wrote the script with additional material from Amy Jump.
Katherine Butler, Film4 Senior Commissioning Executive, called the film "hilariously twisted" while Lizzie Francke, Senior Production Executive at BFI Film Fund, added: "'Sightseers' takes us on a bizarre journey through some of Britain's most offbeat tourist destinations."
Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world, and he wants to do it his way - on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina's led a sheltered life, and there are things that Chris needs her to see - the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn't take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina's meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris' dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge...
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