IFC Midnight has picked up North American rights to Charles Dorfman’s directorial debut Barbarians, who also penned the script for the film, Bloody Disgusting learned today.
“Set over the course of twenty-four hours, Barbarians sees couple Adam (Iwan Rheon) and Eva (Catalina Sandino Moreno) wake up in their supposed dream house on Adam’s birthday. Lucas (Tom Cullen), a property developer and friend of the couple, arrives for dinner with his actress girlfriend Chloe (Inès Spiridonov), to celebrate Adam’s birthday and the couple’s buying of the house. But secrets unravel over dinner, and when the doorbell rings the evening takes a nightmarish turn.
“As manners give way to madness, an ‘idyllic’ evening of celebration descends into a dark night of terror; and the group’s civilized dinner party turns out to be anything but.”
The film premiered at the 2021 Fantastic Film Festival, and IFC Midnight will release it in theaters and on VOD platforms this coming April 1, 2022.