New Sparta Films backs The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

New Sparta Films (NSF) is thrilled to announce its backing of the new Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) project: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. The script is written by Lanthimos and his writing partner, Efthymis Filipou, and is being produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures (Room, The Lobster).

Inspired by a Euripides tragedy, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer centres on Steven, a charismatic surgeon, and a teenage boy who seeks to integrate him into his broken family. When the boy’s actions become increasingly sinister, Steven’s ideal life starts to fall apart and he is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice.

The film marks the second collaboration between Lanthimos, Farrell, Element and Film4 after 2015 Cannes hit The Lobster and it is the first film investment acquisition by Amit Pandya, New Sparta Films’ recently appointed Film Investments Manager.

NSF Managing Director, Nicki Hattingh, said: “NSF is thrilled to be supporting Element Pictures, Film4 and HanWay Films on Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer. This is an incredibly prestigious project to add to our slate of creatively original and distinctive film investments. We very much look forward to working with Element and Film4 for the first time and collaborating once more with our friends at HanWay.”

Tale of Tales Success at David Di Donatello Awards

This year’s David di Donatello Awards saw great success for Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales, garnering an impressive seven awards. These included; Best Make Up, Best Hair Dressing, Best Cinematography, Best Costumes, Best Production Design, Best Visual Affects and Best Director for Matteo Garrone. Congratulations to the ‘Il Racconto dei Racconti’ Team!

The Silent Storm – Official Trailer Release

The Silent Storm has been set for UK release. The Film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2014, as director Mcfarlane’s feature debut, and will be released by Sony in the UK on the 20th May.

Andrea Riseborough stars as Aislin, an enigmatic outsider living on a wild and remote Scottish island. She is caught between her commanding husband, a Minister (Damian Lewis), and the vitality of a 17 year-old delinquent, who is sent to live with them as part of a rehabilitation scheme. His youthful nature ignites a passion within her, which offers her a way out of a life bound by convention and into the World beyond.

This drama was written and directed by BIFA-nominated director, Corinna Villari-McFarlane, of the critically acclaimed (Three Miles North of Molkom). Nicky Benthan (Moon) produces for Neon Films, alongside Eon Productions’ Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who executive produce.

Watch the trailer here.

TIFF World Premiere for Miss You Already

New Sparta Films is delighted to announce that Miss You Already has been awarded a Gala World Premiere at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Saturday 12 September.

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