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The English-language Denmark-Canada co-production charts the interconnected story of a handful of New Yorkers struggling with personal crises during the city’s unforgiving winter. The ensemble cast includes Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones, Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy.
HanWay Films represents worldwide sales rights with backers including Ingenious Media and Apollo Media. Entertainment One will distribute the film in Canada and SF Studios in Scandinavia.