Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Güeros premiered in Berlin last year. Separately, IFC Midnight has taken tonight’s Tribeca world premiere Stung off the table.
Mexican writer-director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ feature debut Güeros will open on May 20 in New York prior to a theatrical roll-out in select markets throughout the summer.
Digital and home media release are scheduled for later in the year on the Berlin 2014 best first feature award-winner and the recipient of 12 Mexican Ariel Award nominations.
Güeros is a road movie about two students and a younger brother who set off during the year-long university strike in 1999 to find a Mexican folk hero.
Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber brokered the deal with Mundial vice-president Cristina Garza.
- IFC Midnight has picked up rights to Benni Diez’s creature feature Stung ahead of tonight’s world premiere in Tribeca’s Midnight strand. Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz produced for Germany-based Rat Pack Film Production, with Todd Brown, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian and Nate Bolotin serving as executive producers for XYZ Films. Adam Aresty wrote the screenplay and Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr and Lance Henriksen star in the story of a swarm of killer bees that attack a garden party. IFC brokered the deal with Bolotin.