The streaming platform Netflix has bagged another well-received festival performer, His Three Daughters, as it continues to build a solid indie slate.
Off the back off the Toronto International Film Festival, Netflix is continuing to flex its spending power once again, with the news that it’s splashed out on a further admired indie production. We’ve already covered the streaming platform’s festival acquisitions of Richard Linklater’s Hit Man and Woman Of The Hour, Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut, that have taken place over the last few weeks. The credit card has since been removed from the wallet again.
This time, Netflix has picked up another film that garnered praise at Toronto – the drama His Three Daughters. The film stars Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Olsen and Carrie Coon and is described as ‘a tense, captivating, and touching portrait of family dynamics starring Coon, Olsen, and Lyonne as sisters who converge after their father’s health declines.’
The film is written and directed by Azazel Jacobs, who previously helmed 2020’s French Exit starring Michelle Pfeiffer. French Exit was a film that flew under some people’s radar but is worth seeking out. With His Three Daughters, Jacobs will play to a far wider audience given that Netflix has secured worldwide rights in a deal said to be worth $7m. It’s unclear whether a cinema release has been part of the deal, but we’ll find that out in due course.
We’re looking forward to this one, with the next real question being whether Netflix will add the movie to its 2023 slate. We’ll let you know as we hear more, but 2024 seems more likely for us non-festivalgoers to be able to watch it.
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