Paris-based sales company Wide Management has acquired world sales rights for French-Venezuelan filmmaker Alexis Gambis’s Sundance 2021 selection Son Of Monarchs ahead of the physical Cannes market in July.
The feature premiered in Sundance’s NEXT category earlier this year where it won the Alfred P. Sloan feature film prize for best science-themed work and received a warm critical reception.
Rising Mexican actor Mexican lead actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía (Narcos: Mexico) stars as a New York-based Mexican biologist specialising in butterflies.
Zigzagging between his new life in New York and past in his home town of Anguangueo in the Mexican state of Michoacán, the film explores themes of identity, immigration and tradition.
The director is also a biologist and alongside filmmaking also founded the Imagine Science Film Festival and the sister platform Labocine, celebrating science in cinema and promoting diversity in the field,
Wide’s other market titles also include Phil Connell’s drama Jump, Darling, featuring the final performance of late Hollywood legend Cloris Leachman, the SXSW 2021 title Bantu Mama by Ivan Herrera and Hungarian director Alexa Bakony’s Colors Of Tobi which debuted at this year’s virtual edition of the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival earlier this year.