Welcome to Indie Roundup, your guide to what's new and upcoming in the world of independent film. Pictured above: Enter the Void, The Square, Ondine, The Last Station.
Deals. IFC Films grabbed U.S. rights to Gasper Noé's Enter the Void, according to indieWIRE. The film, Noé's first feature-length work since his Irreversible generated considerable controversy seven years ago, debuted at Cannes last year, where it was called both an "exceptional work" (Manohla Dargis, New York Times) and "an endurance test" (Eugene Hernandez, indieWIRE). Nathaniel Brown and Paz de la Huerta star as siblings, one a dying drug dealer and the other a nightclub singer. Enter the Void will have its U.S. premiere at Sundance.
The Square generated great word of mouth when it debuted at SXSW last year, and now it's been picked up by Apparition, indieWIRE reports. Our own William Goss wrote: "When something this tight and this taut and this relentlessly compelling arrives, it deserves attention all its own." Nash Edgerton directed the film noir; his terrific short film Spider will play before theatrical screenings of The Square, a great idea. (I saw Spider at the Marfa Film Festival in 2008, where it was an obvious audience hit.) Look for The Square and Spider to hit theaters on April 9.
Neil Jordan's Ondine has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures, according to Movieline. Colin Farrell stars as a fisherman who catches a mythical sea nymph (Alicia Bachleda) and a small Irish town is changed forever. A sex scene from the movie has been cut in order to secure a PG-13 rating, says The Wrap. Distribution plans have not yet been announced.
After the jump: making Lemonade, plus The Last Station scores.