Panorama Entertainment has acquired award-winning Argentinian-Spanish drama Chinese Take Away (Uncuento chino) for distribution in the US.
Directed by Sebastián Borensztein, the film is the story of an anti-social loner in Buenos Aries who encounters a young Chinese man looking for a long lost uncle. It was produced by Pablo Bossi and Juan Pablo Buscarini of Argentina’s Pampa Films, Gerardo Herrero and Mariela Besuievsky of Spain’s Tornasol Films and US-based producer Benjamin Odell in co-production with Spain’s Aliwood Producciones.
The film has had successful theatrical runs in Argentina, Spain, Brazil and other markets and won the best film, best actor and best supporting actress prizes at the 2011 Argentinian academy awards. It was named best Iberoamerican film at this year’s Goya awards in Spain.
It had its US premiere at the Miami festival and will be released throughout the country this summer.
Panorama acquired the US rights from Spanish international sales company Latido Films.
President of Panorama Entertainment Stuart Strutin said: “This heartwarming tale about language barriers transcends cultural differences and will resonate with all types of audiences. We are thrilled to be distributing the film and look forward to working with Latido Films to give the film the release it deserves.”