Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired US Rights to Uruguayan coming-of-age drama The Sharks (Los Tiburones), which won an award when it debuted at Sundance Film Festival last year.
Lucia Garibaldi directed the film from his own screenplay about a 14-year-old girl who falls for an older boy in her beach resort community where all the talk is of rumoured shark sightings.
The Sharks won the Directing Award in World Cinema – Dramatic in Park City and went on to screen at festivals such as Guadalajara, where it won the special jury award, and Buenos Aires, where it earned the special jury award and the FEISAL Award.
Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini, Fabian Arenillas, Valeria Lois, and Antonella Aquistapache star. Producers are Isabel Garcia and Pancho Magnou.
Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff brokered the deal with Visit Films director of sales Lydia Rodman.