Spanish producer Elias Querejeta has sold French rights on Cannes Critic's Week entry Assassination In February (Asesinato En Febrero) to specialist French distributor Colifilms.
Querejeta says negotiations are also underway for sales to the US, UK and Italy. The feature film documentary, written by Querejeta and directed by newcomer Eterio Ortega Santillana, looks at the after-effects of assassinations by Basque terrorist group ETA. Spain's MediaPro associate produced and Lauren Films distributes theatrically in Spain.
Veteran producer Querejeta is also prepping two new feature films for 2001-2002. Mondays In The Sun (Los Lunes Al Sol) will mark writer-director Fernando Leon's return behind the camera after 1998's Neighborhood (Barrio). Leon and Ignacio del Moral wrote the script for the $2.86m (pts530m) film which will shoot in September. Media Pro is attached.
Gracia Querejeta (Robert Rylands' Last Voyage) is also preparing her next film based on a script, tentatively titled Hector, that she is writing with David Planell