Cinefile takes UK rights to The Carer

Edinburgh-based Cinefile has taken UK and Irish rights to Brian Cox-starrer The Carer from sales company Yellow Affair.

Hungary’s János Edelényi directs the story of a retired Shakesperean actor (Brian Cox) who hires a Hungarian carer (Coco König) with her own dreams of stardom.

The film, which premiered at Palm Springs in January 2016 and at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2016, had its London premiere on Aug 5 at the Regent Street Cinema in the presence of co-stars Emilia Fox, Anna Chancellor, Edelényi and König with Cox appearing via Skype from New York.

The film’s UK cinema run will include bookings at Manchester Home, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Glasgow Film Theatre.

“We’re convinced that the subject and Cox’s presence in an impressive cast will prove attractive to audiences. And the so-called silver screen patrons are an increasingly important part of the fabric of cinema-going although the film crosses generations,” said Ilona Morison, Cinéfile’s head of acquistions.


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