Media Luna Entertainment has picked up world rights on new Spanish film Bearcub (Cachorro), premiering in the Panorama section of the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.
The new drama - the sixth feature by director Miguel Albaladejo (Rancour, Manolito Four Eyes) - turns on a gay dentist forced to tone down his lifestyle when his 11 year old nephew comes for a short visit that gets unexpectedly extended.
The deal was signed this week by the film's producer, Juan Alexander of Madrid-based Star Line, and Ida Martins, managing director of Cologne-based Media Luna.
Among other Spanish films, Media Luna has handled two previous Star Line titles - 2002 Sergi Lopez-starrer Mine Alone (Solo Mia) and this year's Kill Me Tender (Haz Conmigo Lo Que Quieras). Media Luna will also screen Tender in Berlin's European Film Market.
Cachorro is one of three Spanish features confirmed so far in the Berlin line-up, alongside Manuel Gutierrez Aragon's Your Next Life (La Vida Que Te Espera), a Tornasol/Continental co-production in competition, and Filmax's The Machinist from director Brad Anderson, in Panorama.
Spanish companies also co-produced a handful of other titles in the line-up, including competition title A Torn Hug (El Abrazo Partido) by Argentina's Daniel Burman and sold internationally by Bavaria; Argentine Forum title The White Train (El Tren Blanco); Peter Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcase; Ken Loach's Ae Fond Kiss; Eric Rohmer's Triple Agent; and Theo Angelopoulos' Trilogy I, The Weeping Meadow.