20,000 Species of Bees

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‘20,000 Species of Bees’

Paris-based sales company Luxbox has unveiled a new round of deals for Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren’s Berlinale competition title 20,000 Species Of Bees

The film has been sold to France (Jour2Fête), Italy (I Wonder Pictures), Denmark (Camera Film); Greece (Weird Wave) and former Yugoslavia (Demiurg).

20,000 Species Of Bees is a first feature by Spanish filmmaker Urresola Solaguren, whose short Cuerdas premiered at the Critics’ Week in Cannes last year.

Her feature tells the story of a young child who explores her identity during a summer holiday in her mother’s hometown in the Basque Country.  The women of her family, in particular her mother (played by Patricia Lopez Arnaiz) also reflect on their own lives.

Earlier at the EFM the film sold to Benelux (September Film), Switzerland (Cineworx), Poland (Gutek Film) and Taiwan (Swallow Wings Film).