IFC Films has acquired Steven Soderbergh’s double bill “Che,” taking rights to the property after a number of false reports had put it with Magnolia Pictures says the trades.
After a one-week awards qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York in December of both films back-to back, IFC will reopen the first film “The Argentine” in January through IFC in Theaters on VOD and in cinemas. The second, “The Guerrilla”, will be released after Oscar nominations are announced.
The movie, in two two-hour parts, focuses on Che Guevara’s twin revolutions in Bolivia and Cuba. It premiered at the Festival de Cannes in May to mixed response and subsequent re-editing yielded little change of reaction at screenings in Toronto.