UK distributor Icon has picked up Good Machine International's Y Tu Mama Tambien (pictured), the erotic Mexican film by Alfonso Cuaron which recorded the biggest three day opening ever of a local film in its home market.
The Spanish-language film, which won prizes for best screenplay and best newcomer at Venice, tells the story of two best friends who embark on a sexually charged road trip with a seductive woman. IFC Films, the theatrical distribution arm of Independent Film Channel, acquired North American distribution rights in June.
Icon's pick up comes during an unusually upbeat period for foreign-language fare in the UK following the £9.4m which Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon racked up this year. Momentum Pictures is on £2.3m so far for French title Amelie, while Optimum Releasing took another Mexican film, Amores Perros, to £744,000. Metrodome Distribution grossed £681,000 with Together.