Sales consortium Latido haspicked up worldwide rights to Viva Cuba the second film from director Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, whose debutfeature Nada+ premiered in theQuinzaine in 2002.

A fable-like story of twochildren who run away from home, Viva Cuba is the first production from Nicolas Duval and Eric Brach's Quad, the new film division of French advertising giantWizz.

"This acquisition reflectsour commitment to Latin American cinema," said Latido managing director MassimoSaidel. It also demonstrates the sales company's move to pick up morethird-party films outside Latido's partners Tornasol Films, Zebra Produccionesand Continental Films.

Latido has also picked up two new catalogue titles from Spanish producerOvideo, both multiple prize-winners at festivals: Jose Luis Guerin'sBarcelona-set documentary Work In Progress (En Construccion) and JulioWallovits and Roger Gual's feature debut Smoking Room.