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Quake secures theatrical releases in North America and Europe

Icelandic psychological-mystery drama, Quake, has sold to Juno Films for North America and the U.K. as well as to Njuta Films for Sweden. Variety reports.

British-French production, distribution and sales company Alief is presenting the film at the upcoming Cannes Marché du Film.

“‘Quake' is a taut mystery-thriller that masterfully spirals toward a cathartic, emotionally satisfying resolution,” said Elizabeth Sheldon, Juno Films' president and CEO. “The stunning cinematography reflects a barren cold landscape that in turn reflects the emotionally frigid familial relationships in a film that keeps you guessing — until the very end — what is true.”

Quake is Tinna Hrafnsdóttir's debut as writer and director. It's based on a novel by Auður Jónsdóttir and tells the story of Saga, a single mother in her late 30s. When she recovers from a sudden and severe epileptic attack, repressed memories start to return, revealing painful truths about her and her past. The film stars Aníta Briem, Edda Björgvinsdóttir and Jóhann Sigurdsson.