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EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Coralie Fargeat, hot on the heels of the Toronto Midnight Madness premiere of her vengeance thriller Revenge. Pic stars Matilda Lutz. This was the pic that caused a commotion mid-screening when an audience member was escorted out by ambulance due to a seizure that occurred during one of the film’s most upsetting and graphic and bloody scenes. Fargeat continues to be repped in France by Rosalie Cimino of UBBA. Pic sold to Shudder before its premiere.
Aside from Mary Lambert’s unsparing adaptation of the Stephen King novel Pet Sematary, and Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, you can count the number of regularly working female genre filmmakers on the fingers of a hooked-handed villain, especially those capable of creating the need to summon paramedics for audience members. Because of that, Fargeat is already being considered one of the director discoveries of the festival, a strong female voice in a genre where there are few.
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