Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to James Byrkit’s feature directorial debut, Coherence, a title we saw and liked quite a bit when it played at Fantastic Fest.
The film had its world premiere there in Austin, where it won the Next Wave Best Screenplay award, and has since gone on to play the Sitges Film Festival (where it again took home the Best Screenplay prize) and the Philadelphia Film Festival, receiving widespread critical and audience acclaim at every stop along the way. The film will continue to play at festivals in the coming months on its way to a traditional theatrical release in 2014.
On the night of an astrological anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party become subject to a troubling chain of strange and puzzling goings-on. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, Coherence is a tightly focused, intimately shot film that quickly ratchets up with tension and mystery.