IFC Pinches “Housemaid”, Has A “Following”

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Im Sang-soo’s Cannes entry “The Housemaid”.

A remake of Kim Ki-youn’s 1960 classic, the erotic thriller follows a young maid who wrecks havoc within the household of a wealthy family.

IFC plans to screen the film at key Fall film festivals before a release early next year.

The distributor is also re-releasing “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan’s first feature, 1998’s “Following”, through its OnDemand service.

The neo-noir thriller follows a writer who picks out strangers at random from the crowded streets of London shadows them see where they go, how they spend their days.