Cuban-Spanish co-production A Paradise Under The Stars (pictured) has secured two major sales in the wake of its successful screenings in the World Cinema section of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
The deals, concluded in Park City, were for all Scandinavia to Angel Scandinavia AS and for all Latin America to Entertainment Consortium, the new buying alliance encompassing Argentina's Lider Film, Mexico's Gussi and Brazil's Paris Films.
The Spanish-language movie premiered at the Havana Film Festival in December where it won the Audience Award and two other prizes. Directed by Gerardo Chijona, it is a broad ensemble comedy set around the famous Tropicana nightclub in Havana and was well received by Park City audiences.
A Paradise Under The Stars was co-produced by Spain's Wanda Films with Cuba's Institute Of Art And Film, which are currently in negotiations for deals in France and Germany. The movie's producer is Camilo Vives, whose credits include other Cuban/Spanish co-productions Strawberry And Chocolate (1993), Guantanamera (1994) and Amor Vertical (1997).