Fernando León de Aranoa’s English-language debut pre-sells to multiple territories for WestEnd Films.
WestEnd Films has pre-sold multiple territories on A Perfect Day.
Fernando León de Aranoa’s English-language debut stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko and Mélanie Thierry.
Rights have gone to France (TF1/UGC), Germany (X- Verleih), Benelux (WildBunch), Switzerland (Praesens), Israel (United King), Middle East (ECS), Greece (Spentzos), Malaysia (Suraya), South-Africa (M-Net) and Ex-Yugoslavia (VTI).
Further territories are still under negotiation, including Spanish distribution rights.
Following Princesas and Amador, A Perfect Day marks the third collaboration between Fernando León de Aranoa’s Reposado and Jaume Roures for Mediapro, who are producing the €7m film.
It follows four conflict zone aid workers who are involved in a race against time to save the water supply of a divided community.
WestEnd’s managing director Mata Amsellem commented: “Fernando’s endearing script had already been extremely well received by the marketplace prior to Cannes. Buyers immediately responded to the first footage we unveiled at the festival, validating the film’s life affirming quality and unique payoff: achieving human profundity via off the wall comedy.”
Principal photography recently wrapped in Spain on May 23. The film is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2014.