Spanish outfit Latido Films has picked up international sales rights to Sebastian Borensztein’s successful comedy Chinese Take-away, starring Ricardo Darin, which will make its international premiere at the Cannes market.
Chinese Take-away (Un Cuento Chino) is about a tragicomic meeting between Jun (Ignacio Huang), a Chinese man who has just landed in Argentina and doesn’t speak a word of Spanish, and Roberto (Ricardo Darín), a cranky loner who is forced to adopt him.
The film managed to match Oscar winner The Secret In Their Eyes by amassing 200,000 admissions in its opening weekend in Argentina, where it is currently number one with 552,000 admissions after a few weeks.
Chinese Take-Away is being handled by Buena Vista International in Latin America and will be promoted by Latido Films to buyers at Cannes.
Production duties on the comedy are split between Tornasol Films, producers of The Secret In Their Eyes, alongside Castafiore Films, Aliwood Mediterraneo Producciones and Pampa Films.
The sales outfit has also secured distribution deals in Brazil with Sidney Gennaro Films for its animation title Free Birds, directed by Daniel De Felippo and Gustavo Giannini, and Mexican director Rafael Lara’s psychological thriller The Fifth Commandment about a troubled schizophrenic kid who seduces and kills pretty women, which will have its market premiere at Cannes.