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52nd edition

Cold in July

Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h40


How can a split-second decision change your life? On a balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane shoots the man who breaks into his home. Despite being hailed as a small town hero, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence.


Jim Mickle

Jim Mickle first worked as a lighting technician, making his directing debut with Mulberry Street. His critically acclaimed second feature, Stake Land, won the Public prize in the « Midnight Madness » section at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. The Underdogs marked the beginning of his collaboration with Nick Damici as co-writer and actor. With three features to his credit, Jim is hailed as one of the masters of the genre by horror specialists.

Don Johnson
Michael C. Hall
Sam Shepard
Vinessa Shaw
Wyatt Russel

Jim Mickle, Nick Damici

Ryan Samul

Michael Serkin

Jim Mickle, John Paul Horstmann

Jeff Grace

Set decoration
Russell Barnes

Production :
Belladonna Productions
164 W. 25 St. 9th Floor
NY 10001 New York – États-Unis
Tél : +1 212 807 0108

Coproduction :
BSM Studio (France)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Memento Films International
Tél : +33 1 53 34 90 20

Distribution :
The Jokers en association avec Le Pacte
The Jokers
Tél : +33 1 42 25 82 00
Le Pacte
Tél : +33 1 44 69 59 59

Presse / publicist :
Marie Queysanne
Cell : +33 6 80 41 92 62
Charly Destombes
Tél: +33 1 42 77 03 63

Title in Original Version : Juillet de sang

Press release

“A superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire, sags a bit in the middle, then rallies for an exuberantly bloody finish.” Variety
“Mickle appears to be tipping his hat to John Carpenter” / The Hollywood Reporter
‘Cold in July’ starring Michael C. Hall entertains in all its genres / LA Times
Jim Mickle Talks About Directing ‘Cold in July’ / NY Times
Dank And Sweaty And Fabulous / twitch
Une série B particulièrement réjouissante et imprévisible / filmosphere
Un thriller de haute tenue / Metro
Un thriller violent et drôle, avec des accents de western et un parfum de revanche, le tout dans un style toujours léché / Grand Ecart
Jim Mickle éclabousse la quinzaine / Technikart
Foisonnement… / Cinema Teaser
Absorbing & Memorable Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson / IndieWire