Spanish sales consortium Grupo PI has picked up international rights from producer BocaBoca on Montreal best director prize-winner and local box office performer 4th Floor (Planta 4a).
The transfer of BocaBoca product to Grupo PI was anticipated following BocaBoca's internal restructuring and the departure of international sales and co-productions chief Mercedes Borruel (see ScreenDaily.com, Oct 31).
Other BocaBoca films to be handled by Grupo PI include ghost tale Nos Miran, comedy El Palo and thriller X.
BocaBoca is one of the founding partners in the sales consortium alongside Enrique Cerezo, Grupo Arbol and Cartel.
On release through Buena Vista International, 4th Floor ranked third at the local box office in both its second and third weekends out. Directed by Antonio Mercero from a script by Albert Espinosa, the bittersweet tale of friendship among a group of teenage boys in a hospital cancer ward took Euros 677,206 last weekend for a new cumulative gross of Euros 2.16m.
Grupo PI will show the film to buyers at the upcoming Spanish Film Screenings of Lanzarote (Nov 27-29).