05 Mar 21
We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir Part II, Harry Wootliff's True Things and Hanna Bergholm's Hatching into UK cinemas. Release dates to be announced.
Tilda Swinton and Richard Ayoade return from the first film, with Ariane Labed, Jaygann Ayeh and Screen Stars of Tomorrow Charlie Heaton, Harris Dickinson and Joe Alwyn also joining.
"I am completely thrilled to be working with Picturehouse and The Souvenir Part II is in expert hands with Clare Binns and her brilliant team," said Hogg. "I have great admiration for Clare who has been hugely influential in shaping the landscape of Independent cinema exhibition and programming throughout the UK."
BBC Film and BFI-backed True Things is the second feature from UK director Wootliff, who won the BIFA for best debut director for Only You in 2019 and was nominated at Bafta for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.
An adaptation of Deborah Kay Davies' 2010 novel, True Things About Me stars Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke in the story of a woman whose life is turned upside down after a chance encounter with a charismatic stranger.
"Picturehouse Entertainment's commitment to upholding the theatrical experience is becoming even more meaningful in the current context," said Clementine Hugot, head of sales at The Bureau.
Hatching is Finnish director Bergholm's feature debut. It is a genre piece about a 12-year-old gymnast who tries desperately to please her mother. When she finds a strange egg, she hides it and keeps it warm; but when it hatches, it produces something beyond belief.
"We think the film has found a perfect home with Picturehouse in the UK," said Wild Bunch International head of international sales Eva Diederix, who negotiated the deal for Hatching. "We are thrilled to work again with Clare Binns, Paul Ridd and the Picturehouse Entertainment team, as we know how passionate and fully committed they are.
Stay tuned for more information.