It’s fair to say that there is, indeed, something about Mary. American Mary, that is.
The second film from Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska (review here) has enjoyed a stratospheric rise to prominence in the few short months since its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest and the massively successful European premiere at Frightfest. Since that time, the film has reaped its fair share of plaudits as Mary does her rounds on the festival circuit.
So with UK distribution being handled by Universal and US distribution yet to be announced, the news has emerged that Canadian rights have been bagged by Anchor Bay.
UPDATE – Mary’s star continues to rise with the news fresh from LA Screamfest that American Mary has reaped awards for Best Picture, Best Directors, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Make-up.
On behalf of everyone at AndyErupts, I’d like to congratulate Jen and Sylvia on their well deserved awards.
The synopsis is as follows,
This metaphor for the Soskas’ own journey through the independent film industry follows medical student Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the twilight world of body modification and underground surgeries where obsessed flesh artists will pay anything and go through any pain to get their unusual procedures done. But Mary soon finds that her new “profession” leaves more marks on her own psyche than on her freakish clientele.
Written and directed by the Soskas, American Mary stars Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren, Paula Lindberg, Clay St. Thomas, John Emmet Tracy, and Twan Holliday.