Latido Films has sold Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes' new film Sex Party & The Night (Mentiras Y Gordas) to Sony for distribution in Spain.

The film takes a no-holds-barred look at the exploits of a group of young boys and girls experimenting with drugs, clubs and sex, starring Alejo Sauras (Sexykiller), Hugo Silva (The Sandman) and Ana de Armas. One of Spain 's leading company's, Tornasol Films, is producing.

Albacete and Menkes have previously worked together on Searching For Love (2004), starring Carmen Maura, I Love You Baby (2001) and I Will Survive, which picked up the best feature award at the Torino International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2000.

Sony will release Sex Party in February on 250 prints. 'We are waiting to see if they put an 18 certificate on the film. We hope not so it gets seen by more people,' says Massimo Saidel, head of Latido Films.

Latido has also sold several other titles to distributors around the world, including Juan Carlos Tabio's comedy drama Horn Of Plenty to Colifilms Distribution for France, CNC (Benelux), UTV (India), HBO (US and Eastern Europe) and Cynthia Wiesner (Puerto Rica).

Machuca director Andres Wood's new film The Good Life has been sold to Paradis for France, A Films (Benelux), Alta Films (Spain), Orlando DBS (Israel) and UTV (India).

Latido has also secured more sales for Gerardo Olivares' festival favourite 14 Kilometros to Colifilms for France, CNC (Benelux), and Kairos Filmverleih (Germany/Austria).

Carlos Saura'sPortuguese musical Fados has been sold to Nuyorican Productions for release in New York, Intercinema Art Agency (Russia) andClorofilms (Romania).

And finally, The Chicken And The Fish has been sold to Arsenal (Germany) and Budapest Film (Hungary).

Latido has also bought the sales rights to:

  • Elie Chouraqui's family comedy My Step Father, produced by Forecast Pictures and starring Marc Lavoine, Gerard Darmon and Barbara Schulz
  • Marie Miyayama's cross cultural drama The Red Spot (Der Rote Punkt), produced by Chase Film
  • Sebastian Arrau's Chilean gay drama Muneca, produced by Alex Bowen (Mi Mejor Enemigo) and Mauricio Arrau, and starring Ana Fernandez, which is being released by Bazuca Films in Chile.