ICA Films is proud to announce the acquisition of UK Theatrical and DVD rights for Anthony Fabian’s award-winning drama SKIN, starring Sophie Okenodo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige. The film, based on the true story of Sandra Laing, premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and has gone on to win numerous international awards (see below). Date for UK theatrical release will be 24 July 2009 with a DVD release which will include several extra features slated for later in the year.

The deal was brokered by Robbie Little, Co-President of The Little Film Company and Mark Adams, Director of Cinema of ICA Films.

Mark Adams said: “We are delighted to be releasing such a powerful and beautifully performed film. Anthony Fabian’s passion for the project is evident and we are convinced that this is a film that will move and inspire audiences.”

Fabian is equally excited by the partnership; “I’m thrilled to be working with such a dedicated and discerning team at the ICA. Their distinctive brand and track record in independent, world cinema makes them the perfect partners for SKIN.”

SKIN is one of the most extraordinary stories to emerge from apartheid South Africa: Sandra Laing (Okonedo) is a black child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners (Neill and Krige), unaware of their black ancestry, who raise their child as a “white girl”. But at the age of ten, Sandra is expelled from her all-white boarding school and embarks on a thirty-year struggle to find acceptance in a society torn by race and politics.

Awards:
2009 Palm Beach International Film Festival – Jury Award, Best Feature Film
2009 AFI Dallas International Film Festival - Audience Award
2009 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival – Audience Award + Jury Award
2009 Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Audience Choice Award
2008/2009 Time for Peace Film and Music Awards – Best First Film
2009 FilmFest DC – Finalist, Audience Award

For further information, please contact:
Yung Kha
Film Press Officer - ICA Press Office
Tel: 020 7766 1406
Email: yung.kha@ica.org.uk

US Distribution news to follow...

Other territories sold include: South Africa, France, Germany (TV only), Greece, Benelux, Scandinavia, Korea, Middle East.

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