Drafthouse Films Picks Up 'Borgman'
Tim League and co. bring home another souvenir from Cannes
By Monica Riese, 12:00PM, Fri. May. 31, 2013
Drafthouse Films has done it again.
Borgman, a competition feature out of the Netherlands written and directed by Alex Van Warmerdam, is the first Dutch film to compete at the festival in four decades. It joins A Field in England, Graceland, Pieta, and The Act of Killing on Drafthouse Films' very full plate. Here's its synopsis from Cannes:
Borgman’s arrival in the tree-lined avenues of an exclusive residential area is the beginning of a series of unsettling events around the carefully constructed facade of a wealthy couple, their three children and their nanny.
"Maybe once a year, I am deluged after a premiere with texts and emails to the effect of 'this is such a Drafthouse movie,'" said Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League in a press release. "It's strange, disturbing, hysterical, and utterly unique. … We can't wait to share it with audiences in North America."