Arnaud Desplechin’s “Jimmy P” Heads from NYFF51 to U.S. Theaters

Posted by Brian Brooks on 10.22.2013

Arnaud Desplechin's drama Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian will be released in Stateside theaters courtesy of IFC Films. The film, which stars Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, made its world premiere in competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and recently had its North American debut at the 51st New York Film Festival, screening in the Main Slate.

Desplechin co-wrote the screenplay with Film Society's Kent Jones and Julie Peyr, passed not the book Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian by Georges Devereux about his relationship and multidisciplinary study of Jimmy Picard, a Blackfoot Indian, who fought in World War II and suffered from psychological distress.

IFC Films acquired the U.S. rights to Jimmy P. from Worldview Entertainment. The film is expected to be released in early 2014.

Noted Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow: "Jimmy P. is a sophisticated and moving film and we are happy to partner with IFC after getting such a strong reception in Cannes and New York."

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