Factotum, the first English-language film by Norwegian director Bent Hamer, has reportedly been acquired by IFC Films. The film, an adaptation of Charles Bukowski's second novel, stars Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, and Marisa Tomei. Dillon plays Henry Chinaski, a loser obsessed with drinking, sex and gambling (not necessarily in that order) who gets fired from every job he has. Dillon's performance in the film has been lauded - between Factotum and Crash he is staking out a major career revival that could include an Oscar, and Factotum was being buzzed about at Outfest today, so it's not surprising to learn it's been picked up. The film opened last year at Cannes to critical acclaim and his been steadily picking up steam ever since. Karina will have a review up of Factotum by tomorrow.
[ via filmfestivalstv.com ]