Cannes Film Festival: May 21 Premiere of WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Julia Garner and Ambyr Childers in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Julia Garner and Ambyr Childers in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Fresh off a premiere at Sundance, director Jim Mickle brings his horror thriller, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, to the Cannes Film Festival on May 21.

Press release follows:

Jim Micke directs Nick Damici and Michael Parks in  WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Jim Micke directs Nick Damici and Michael Parks in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Jim Mickle’s suspenseful horror thriller WE ARE WHAT WE ARE comes full circle. Acquired by eOne for U.S. theatrical rights off of the film’s critically acclaimed world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE finds a home at the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight!
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, Jim Mickle paints a gripping and gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.

Julia Garner in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Julia Garner in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, “Boardwalk Empire”) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers, THE MASTER) and Rose (Julia Garner, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.

Jack Gore in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Jack Gore in WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE also stars Michael Parks (DJANGO UNCHAINED), Kelly McGillis (STAKELAND), Nick Damici (STAKELAND), Wyatt Russell (THIS IS 40) and newcomer Jack Gore. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE was written by Mickle and Damici. The two previously collaborated on the screenplays for Mickle’s first two features, MULBERRY STREET and STAKELAND (winner of the “Midnight Madness” Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival).

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE was produced by Rodrigo Bellott, Andrew D. Corkin, Linda Moran, Nicholas Shumaker and Jack Turner.

TRT: 100 minutes

*WE ARE WHAT WE ARE will have it’s U.S. theatrical release this Fall through eOne.*

*Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight Premiere:*
May 21st, 2013
9:00PM @ Theater Croisette

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