Brimstone off to Venice and Toronto
July 28, 2016
Brimstone, Dutch director Martin Koolhoven's first English language feature, will world premiere in the Main Competition of the Venice International Film Festival. The 73rd edition of the festival takes place August 31 to September 10.
After Venice Brimstone will be screened in the Special Presentations section of the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 8 - 18.
Brimstone is both written and directed by Martin Koolhoven and is produced by Amsterdam based N279 Entertainment (NL) in co-production with X-Filme (DE), Prime Time (BE) and Dragon Films (SE). International sales are handled by Embankment Films. The film has an international cast which includes star actors Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten.
A triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West. A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth.
Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, accused of a crime she didn't commit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis.
But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve.
Fear not. Retribution is coming.