Latido handling sales for Carmen y Lola
by Alfonso Rivera
- The feature debut by Arantxa Echevarría, which is taking part in the Directors’ Fortnight, shines bright among the interesting movies being sold by the Spanish sales agent
“We’ve always had a history of investing in talent, no matter the director’s gender, plus this film should have a huge international impact because of the subject it broaches: lesbianism in the Gypsy community,” remarks Antonio Saura, the head of Latido Films, in reference to Carmen y Lola [+see also:
interview: Arantxa Echevarría
film profile], the debut feature-length fiction film by Arantxa Echevarría, one of the most prominent titles from among those that the Spanish sales agent is taking along to the 2018 Cannes Film Market. The movie, starring Zaira Romero and Rosy Rodríguez, is taking part in the Directors’ Fortnight (see the news).
Another tantalising title in Latido Films’ catalogue is The Great Mystical Circus [+see also:
film profile] by Carlos Diegues, a French-Portuguese-Brazilian production that will enjoy an out-of-competition special screening within the French gathering’s Official Section. Furthermore, a trio of Spanish movies will be shown to buyers: Mi obra maestra by Gastón Duprat (The Distinguished Citizen [+see also:
film profile]), co-produced by Spain and Argentina, and starring the great Guillermo Francella; El reino by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, starring Antonio de la Torre and Bárbara Lennie in the lead roles, which will no doubt prove even more successful than his previous effort, May God Save Us [+see also:
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile] (see the news); and Álvaro Brechner’s La noche de 12 años, previously titled Memorias de calabozo (read more here), also starring the omnipresent Antonio de la Torre, flanked by Soledad Villamil and Chino Darín.
Latido Films’ mouth-watering catalogue is rounded off by the smash hit Champions [+see also:
film profile] by Javier Fesser, a movie that has grossed more than €10 million in Spain and has already been sold to various countries (see the news); the animated film Memorias de un hombre en pijama [+see also:
film profile], directed by Carlos Fernández de Vigo and presented in the official section of the recent 21st Málaga Film Festival (see the news); and When the Trees Fall [+see also:
interview: Marysia Nikitiuk
film profile], a fantasy-drama by Marysia Nikitiuk co-produced by Ukraine, Poland and Macedonia, which took part in the Berlinale.
Likewise, Latido Films will be showing off the very first images of a number of other films that it has on offer, such as the thriller 4x4, a Spanish-Argentinian co-production helmed by Mariano Cohn; Ether (Poland/Ukraine/Hungary/Lithuania) by maestro Krzysztof Zanussi (“We continue supporting big directors, some of whom have been unfairly neglected owing to new cinematic trends,” states Saura); the musical Dantza by Telmo Esnal (winner of the Glocal in Progress Award at the most recent San Sebastián Film Festival; see the news); the animated film Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, directed by Salvador Simó, and produced by Spain and the Netherlands; and El mejor sommelier del mundo, an Argentinian documentary helmed by Nicolás Carreras.
Other titles that Latido Films will be touting at the Film Market include El mejor verano de mi vida by Dani de la Orden, a comedy that closed the latest Málaga Film Festival; the impressive thriller Killing Jesus (Colombia/Argentina) by Laura Mora; and El último traje (Spain/Argentina), a comedy-drama by Pablo Solarz, toplined by Miguel Ángel Solá and Ángela Molina.
(Translated from Spanish)
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