Arctic: Starring Mikkelsen, Released by Bleecker Films

Bleecker Street has acquired American rights to Joe Penna’s Arctic, starring Mads Mikkelsen.

The distributor also picked up rights in select international territories for the film, which world premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Fest.

In the survival tale, Mikkelsen plays a man stranded in the Arctic, who must decide whether to stay in the safety of his camp or embark on a dangerous trek.

Penna, a first-time director, also co-wrote the film with Ryan Morrison. Arctic also stars Maria Thelma Smaradottir.

The film was produced by Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros of Armory Films, who also financed, and Noah C. Haeussner of Union Entertainment Group. Martha De Laurentiis, Manu Gargi and Einar Thorsteinsson are executive producers.