Aspect Ratio today announces the sale of BLOOD PARADISE, the Swedish horror-comedy from producer-director provocateurs Andréa Winter and Patrick von Barkenberg, to Artsploitation Films. The deal was negotiated by Aspect Ratio’s Jordan Mattos and Artsploitation’s Raymond Murray during the American Film Market.
Artsploitation, which acquired all North American rights, plans for a second-quarter 2019 release followed by availability on home video outlets, collaborating with Aspect Ratio on a theatrical release at select venues. The picture premiered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies Festival in New York and will make its International Premiere at the Molins Film Festival in Spain on November 12.
Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. There alone, she comes across an assortment of peculiar characters, including her driver and most obsessive fan, his explosively jealous wife, and the progressively more unhinged man who owns the farm that’s hosting her. Totally out of place in her new surroundings—for one, she is always dressed for glamorous, big-city life—Robin discovers just how dangerous these oddballs may be. Bathed in dreamy atmospherics and streaked with offbeat humor, the film pays an homage to Brian De Palma’s oeuvre and a host of fabulously chic Seventies genre pics.