Paris-based Wide has acquired world sales rights to rising Argentinian filmmaker Sol Berruezo Picho-Rivière’s family drama Nuestros Días Más Felices ahead of its world premiere in the Venice Biennale College line-up.
It revolves around a broken family that is brought together when the 70-year-old matriarch wakes up in the body of her eight-year-old self, forcing her to reconnect with her estranged daughter. Matilde Creimer Chiabrando, Lide Uranga, Antonella Saldicco, Cristián Jensen, Claudio Martínez Bel feature in the cast.
Picho is one of Argentina’s buzziest emerging directing talents. Her debut feature Mamá, Mamá, Mamá premiered at the Berlinale in 2020 in the Generation K Plus Competition, where it was feted with the Special Mention of the Jury, and then played at San Sebastian, Valdivia and Mar del Plata.
In a director’s note for the film, she explained the surreal premise was born out of a desire to explore themes of ageing, family ties and the search for happiness.
”Old age as a return to childhood and physical and emotional dependence. The fear of a lifetime: to die alone. Playing with this fear, grasping it, removing it, then presenting it in a surreal situation,” she wrote.
The feature is produced by Laura Mara Tablón, under the banner of her Buenos Aires-based production company Rita Cine. She also produced 2021 Giornate degli Autori selection Dusk Stone.
Marking its 10th anniversary, the Venice Biennale College supports the development and production of micro-budget features from around the world. Nuestros Dias Mas Felices is one of six past participants screening in the Venice Biennale College sidebar this year.