IFC Films and MPI Home Video have announced the addition of the adventure comedy Crystal Fairy to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The film is written and directed by Sebastián Silva and stars Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Agustín Silva, and José Miguel Silva. Crystal Fairy is currently available for pre-order online and will be available in stores everywhere beginning on November 19th.
The film tells the story of Jamie (Cera), a boorish, insensitive American twenty-something traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman — a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy (Hoffmann) — to come along. What is meant to be a devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills as Jamie finds himself locking horns with his new traveling companion. But on a remote, pristine beach at the edge of the desert, the magic brew is finally imbibed, and the true adventure begins.
Earlier this year, Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus won Directing Award (World Cinema – Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival.