Former Filmax executive Vicente Canales has confirmed Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s hotly anticipated comedy Cousinhood (Primos) as his first pick up under his new sales label Film Factory Entertainment.

Barcelona-based Film Factory will handle international sales on the Spanish-language project, which has already been picked up by Warner Bros for Spain who will release the film on Feb 4 on 250 prints.

Cousinhood — Arevalo’s third feature following the success of DarkBlueAlmost Black and Gordos — tells the story of a man who is dumped a few days before his wedding and so decides to track down his childhood sweetheart instead.  

Production duties are shared between Jose Antonio Felez’ Atipica Films, who produced both DarkBlueAlmostBlack and Gordos, and Mod Producciones, the team behind Agora and Biutiful.

The cast is led by top Spanish actors Raul Arevalo, Antonio De La Torre and Quim Gutierrez who all worked together on Arevalo’s previous two films, alongside new talent Adrian Lastra.

“Cousinhood is one of the comedies of the year in Spain and it perfectly suits the quality director-driven slate we want to bring to the marketplace. Daniel Sanchez Arevalo is a brilliant director and Cousinhood is an amazing, hilarious film. It is a great pleasure to start working with top level production companies such as Mod and Atipica. I am very happy they have trusted the Film Factory with the project,” says Canales.

Simon De Santiago at Mod Producciones who negotiated the deal for Mod and Atipica, added: “It is a real pleasure for Atipica and Mod to follow Vicente on this new exciting adventure and we are proud he chose Cousinhood as his first pick up for Film Factory Entertainment. We couldn’t be in better hands.”

Canales will present Cousinhood for the first time to buyers at the EFM, and is expected to announce further pick-ups in the coming days.