Carlos Saura's latest dance extravaganza, Iberia, hassold to 14 territories following its world premiere in Toronto, led by deals inGermany, France and Japan.
The film, being sold internationally by Wild Bunch, isinspired by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz and is about the top stars offlamenco music and dance, much like Saura's 1995 feature Flamenco, whilehis 1998 Tango title was also a worldwide hit. Iberia featuresperformances by top Spanish dance artists Sara Baras, Aida Gomez and Antonio Canalealongside musicians including guitarists Manolo Sanlucar and Gerardo Nunez, flamencojazz artists Chano Dominguez and Jorge Pardo, with singer Enrique Morente.
With Deutsche Grammophon taking worldwide soundtrack rightsoutside Japan, Iberia has already been snapped up by Germany (MFA),France (Pan Europeenne) and Japan (Comstock) with a slew of Latin Americandeals headed by Septimo Arte in Mexico.
Other deals concluded are: Belguim (Paradisio), Switzerland(Frenetic), Portugal (Lusomundo), Croatia, Slovenia and the Yugoslav Republic(Cinemania), Finland (Kamras), Israel (Shani). Turkey (Umut), Lebanon and GulfCountries (Front Row), Brazil (Imagem) and Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela (SFE).
At home in Spain, Canal + Spain has taken Spanish pay TVrights, and Forta has free TV.