Sundance: Mundial bulks up EFM slate with Dayani Crystal
The joint sales venture between IM Global and Canana has made its first international rights acquisition on the eve of Berlin.
Marc Silver’s Who Is Dayani Crystal? screens in the World Cinema Documentary section and pieces together the life story of a migrant worker after police in Arizona find his abandoned, decomposed body.
Lucas Ochoa, Thomas Benski and Gael García Bernal [pictured] produced the film and Bernal also stars.
“We couldn’t be more proud to have acquired such an evocative and relevant film for Mundial’s first acquisition,” said Canana partner Pablo Cruz.
”Who Is Dayani Cristal? is the kind of film that Mundial, our new joint venture with Canana, was designed to handle,” said IM Global CEO Stuart Ford. “This is a great acquisition as we head towards the year’s first market in Berlin.”
Garza, Ford, IM Global sales chief Jonathan Deckter and Ben Rekhi negotiated the deal with the producers. Josh Braun of Submarine handles US rights.
Mundial’s inaugural sales slate includes Manto Acuifero and Paraiso.