Produced by Susan Cavan and Polley, Take This Waltz premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. Michelle Williams plays twenty-eight-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Warmly human, funny and bittersweet, Take This Waltz deftly avoids romantic clichés and paints an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.
Magnolia plans a robust theatrical release in early summer 2012 in all major US markets, bolstered by a prominent film festival presence in regional fests leading up to the release. Additionally, Take This Waltz will be distributed through Magnolia’s successful Ultra VOD program.
"With Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley has more than lived up to the promise of the wonderful Away From Her, and proven herself a masterful, sensitive chronicler of the human condition," said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. "The entire cast is revelatory in unexpected ways and we think audiences will be surprised and delighted by this very special film."
"Magnolia has distributed some of my favourite films of the last few years," said Polley. "It is an honour to have our film counted among their incredible list of titles. Their enthusiasm for the film is very exciting and we can't wait to begin working with them."
The deal was negotiated for Magnolia by SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Head of Legal and Business Affairs Chris Matson, with Gregory Chambet of TF1 International.
Northernstars.ca interviewed Sarah Polley just before the film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.