Spain-based sales agent Kevin Williams Associates (KWA) has sold three Latin American titles to the UK.
Arthouse exhibitor and start-up distributor City Screen picked up theatrical rights to hot Mexican titles Violet Perfume (Perfume De Violetas) and Streeters (De La Calle), while the Feature Film Company took theatrical rights on Argentine film A Lucky Day (Un Dia De Suerte). The BBC has television rights to both Perfume and Lucky for the UK.
Williams suggests that heightened interest in Latin American cinema is a "natural effect of films like Nine Queens or Y Tu Mama Tambien working in some European territories" where now "distributors are reaching out for other films."
Director Marisa Sistach's Perfume was Mexico's nomination for the foreign language Oscar last year, and picked up five of the country's top Ariel Awards. Gerardo Tort's street kids drama Streeters, his debut film, was the biggest buzz title out of last year's Guadalajara Film Festival. First-time feature director Sandra Gugliotta's Berlin prize-winner A Lucky Day is about an Argentine girl seeking her roots in Italy.