Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has snapped up worldwide sales rights to Veronica Chen’s Sundance-bound dramatic thriller High Tide (Marea Alta).
The Argentinian film from international festival regular Chen centres on married Laura, who grows increasingly paranoid after she has an affair with a contractor on a project at her beach house.
When the man disappears and other workers begin to encroach on her personal space, Laura takes matters into her own hands. Gloria Carrá stars with Jorge Sesan, Cristian Salguero, Mariana Chaud, Camila Fabbri, and Hector Bordoni.
Vega Cine and Buffalo Films produced High Tide, which premieres in World Cinema Dramatic Competition on January 27 and screens again on January 28, 30, 31, and February 1.
Chen’s credits include Smokers Only (Vagón Fumador), which screened at Sundance in 2002; Agua, which played Locarno in 2006; 2013 San Sebastián selection Rabbit Woman (Mujer Conejo); and Rosita, which screened at the 2018 Mar del Plata International Film Festival.