Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Nathan Silver’s THIRST STREET, starring Lindsay Burdge (“A Teacher”), Damien Bonnard (“Staying Vertical”) and narrated by Academy Award-winner Anjelica Huston. Directed by Silver (“Stinking Heaven,” “Uncertain Terms”) and written by Silver and C. Mason Wells, the darkly comic Paris-set tale of romantic obsession had its World Premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and is set for release later this year.
THIRST STREET follows grief-stricken American flight attendant Gina (Burdge) on a layover in Paris, where she hooks up with nightclub bartender Jerome (Bonnard). As Gina falls deeper into lust and opts to stay in France, Jerome’s ex (Esther Garrel) reenters the picture, sending Gina on a downward spiral of miscommunication, masochism and madness.
The Playlist called THIRST STREET “A wry and disturbed look at lust and longing” and “Delightfully twisted.” Indiewire praised the film as “Enthralling,” adding that it “will make diehard cinephiles salivate.” Slant Magazine said “Burdge and Bonnard oscillate between affection, need, and panic with a liquid ferocity that’s fascinating and moving.”
THIRST STREET was produced by Louise Bellicaud and Claire Charles-Gervais (In Vivo Films), Josh Mandel (Industry Standard Films), C. Mason Wells (Maudit), Ruben Amar (Papermoon Films), Katie Stern and Joshua Blum (Washington Square Films), Matthew Ellison (Yellow Bear Films), David Solal and Elsa Leeb (TTM Films), and Jordan Goldnadel (The Third Generation).
“Nathan Silver’s film is a unique tale and we are thrilled to be bringing it to audiences,” says Samuel Goldwyn Films’ President Peter Goldwyn.
“We are immensely excited to work with Samuel Goldwyn on the release of THIRST STREET. We feel like it’s the ideal home for this French/American labor of love,” says director Nathan Silver.
Samuel Goldwyn’s Peter Goldwyn and Cinetic’s Jason Ishikawa negotiated the deal.
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Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries.
The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, SUPER SIZE ME, AMAZING GRACE and Julie Delpy’s hit comedy 2 DAYS IN PARIS. Past Goldwyn titles include: HARRY BROWN starring Michael Caine, the box office smash FIREPROOF and the 2010 independent hit MAO’S LAST DANCER. Samuel Goldwyn Films also released THE WHISTLEBLOWER, a powerful, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller starring Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz, and the 2012 critics’ darling ROBOT & FRANK, starring Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon.
Additional Samuel Goldwyn Films releases include: Gilles Bourdos’ RENOIR, the lush film about the famous painter’s later years and France’s official submission for the 2014 Academy Awards®; Jason Wise’s films SOMM & SOMM: Into the Bottle; 2015 Academy Foreign Language Film Award® nominee TANGERINES; the Sundance cult-hit LILA AND EVE starring Academy Award® winner Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez; and Morgan Matthews compelling drama A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND. Current Samuel Goldwyn Films releases include: festival favorite CHICKEN PEOPLE, directed by Nicole Lucas Haimes about three show chicken competitors; TRANSPECOS, the directorial debut and 2016 SXSW Audience Award Winner by Greg Kwedar; Ian Old’s award-winning BURN COUNTRY with Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo, James Franco and breakout lead Dominic Rains; Carles Torrens’ physiological thriller PET starring Dominic Monaghan; YOUTH IN OREGON, the dramatic comedy of a 3,000 mile journey about life with Academy Award® nominated Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, and Josh Lucas; and the contemporary fairy tale THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Academy Award® nominated Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, and Jeremy Irvine. Upcoming films include Avi Nesher’s Israeli box office hit PAST LIFE; Justin Chon’s racially charged GOOK; and the British children’s classic SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS. www.samuelgoldwynfilm