The Beasts

Source: Arcadia Motion Pictures

The Beasts

In one of the largest deals done at the European Film Market (EFM) this year for  Spanish and Latin American fare, Madrid-based Latido Films has closed a raft of deals on Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s rural thrillerThe Beasts, Rocío Mesa’s magical-realist tale Tobacco Barns and Gustavo Hernández’s zombie horror Virus 32.

A big winner at the Goyas earlier this month and a box-office hit in Spain and France, The Beasts has been licensed to Scandinavia (Edge Entertainment), while Hernán Jabes’ erotic crime thriller Jezabel has gone to Italy (Wiz Media, TV rights), and Daniel Calparsoro’s action thriller All The Names Of God has been acquired for South Korea (Screen Korea).

Additionally, Australia’s Palace Films has acquired four titles:  Tobacco Barns, Alfonso Albacete’s comedy’s My Father Mexican Wedding, Felix Viscarret’s Staring At Strangers and Carlos Saura’s Walls Can Talk, his posthumous reflection on the human condition’s need to produce art.

Furthermore, the company, founded by Saura’s son, Antonio Saura, is in talks for the two fiction feature debuts it has in Generation: Carla Subirana’s Sica and Jenna Hasse’s L’Amour Du Monde.

“This EFM edition was an excellent market for business, and we are confident more deals could be made in the upcoming weeks,” said Juan Torres, head of international sales at Latido.