Director: Charles Dorfman
Writer: Charles Dorfman
Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Iwan Rheon, Tom Cullen
IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to “Barbarians 2022,” a home invasion thriller starring “Game of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon and “Maria Full of Grace” Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno. The film also marks the directorial debut of Charles Dorfman, the producer of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter.” Tom Cullen and Inès Spiridonov round out the cast.
The film premiered at the 2021 Fantastic Film Festival and will be released in theaters and on demand by IFC Midnight on April 1, 2022.
IGN has your first look at the trailer for Barbarians, the upcoming IFC Midnight thriller starring Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon. The trailer, which you can watch via the player above or the insert below, presents a darkly comic take on a dinner party gone very, very wrong.
Written and directed by Charles Dorfman, Barbarians opens in theaters and On Demand on April 1, 2022.
The official synopsis for the film reveals that Barbarians takes place over twenty-four hours and “sees a dinner party that takes a nightmarish turn when the doorbell rings.”
Set over the course of twenty-four hours, “Barbarians” sees couple Adam and Eva wake up in their supposed dream house on Adam’s birthday. Lucas, real estate developer and friend of the couple, arrives for dinner with his girlfriend, actress Chloe (Spiridonov), to celebrate Adam’s birthday and the couple’s purchase of the house. But secrets are revealed over dinner, and when the doorbell rings, the night takes a nightmarish turn. When manners give way to madness, an “idyllic” evening of celebration turns into a dark night of terror; and the group’s civilized dinner turns out to be just the opposite.
Dorfman wrote the screenplay and produced the film in addition to directing the film. Other producers include Jason Newmark and Laurie Cook on behalf of Samuel Marshall Films, with David Gilbery and Marlon Vogelgesgang serving as executive producers.
“‘Barbarians’ is a brilliant character study with performances that wreak havoc and an innovative take on the home invasion thriller that continually surprises,” said Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Films. “We are delighted to be partnering with Charles Dorfman on his directorial debut and his well-written screenplay that will remind audiences of the barbaric spirit in all of us.”
“IFC Films has a strong reputation for partnering with fantastic filmmakers, so I’m delighted to be partnering with them for the US release of ‘Barbarians,'” said Dorfman. “I couldn’t be more delighted that the film has found a home with its team.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films Productions and Acquisitions Manager Adam Koehler with WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers.
Watch Barbarians 2022 Official Trailer: