Early in the Marche, Spanish sales outfit Latido is reporting roaring trade on its Cannes slate.
It has sold Aranxta Aguirre’s Bejart The Show Must Go On, about legendary choreographer Maurice Bejart, to Cetera for Japan.
Erotic drama Paper Castles, based on the bestseller by Almudena Grandes, author of The Ages Of Luna, which was famously adapted for the screen by Bigas Luna, is also piquing buyers’curiosity.
The film, from director Salvador Garcia Ruiz, has now gone to Japan with distributor Only Hearts. The distributor has also taken Japanese rights to romantic comedy The One I Love from Elie Chouraqui (Harrison’s Flowers).
Latido has also closed a deal on Switzerland for gay comedy Ander, with Look.
Another eyecatching deal with Japan was for gastronomic thriller The Chicken, The Fish and The King Crab, which has now gone to Media Factory.
Latido is also giving a market premiere to Coen bros-style thriller Guts from Samuel Martin and Andres Luque. The film recently screened to critical acclaim at the Malaga Film Festival.
Finally, Latido has closed an eleven title package deal with TVR in Romania. This includes such titles as comedy Seven Minutes and La Buena Vida.
Sex, Party & Lies is also continuing to sell. It has now gone to 20 territories. Deals have been done in the UK, where it went to new distributor G2, and the US with Picture This.
It has also done a four picture deal with Malaysian buyer Seven Minutes, PaperCastles, Animal Crisis and Sex Party & Lies with Suraya.