Spanish production, distribution and sales house Lolafilms has closed a string of deals in Latin America, Europe and beyond on Sundance hit Song For A Raggy Boy.
From director Aisling Walsh, Raggy Boy stars Aidan Quinn and Iain Glen in the true story of a man's struggle against the violent regime of a boys' Irish reformatory school in 1939. It earned a standing ovation and rave reviews following its screening in the World Cinema section at Sundance.
In Latin America the film has sold to Mexico (Quality Films); Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile (Cine 3); Venezuela (Blanco y Travieso); and Colombia (Centauro).
Elsewhere, it was picked up by CNC for Benelux, PCV for Greece, MPA for Portugal and Intercontinental for Hong Kong. Other Asian territories and Australia are still under negotiation.
The sales were concluded during and around the AFM by Lola co-presidents of international sales Marina Fuentes and Will Machin. They add that deals are also pending with the US, UK, Germany and Italy in a slow but steady market climate.
Raggy Boy is a co-production between Spain's Lolafilms, Ireland's Subotica Entertainment, Denmark's Moviefan and the UK's Zoma Films.