La Buena Vida, the new film from fast-rising Latin-American auteur Andres
Just prior to Berlin, deals were concluded for the film with Argentina (Primer Piano), ex-Yugoslavia (MCF) and Greece (AMA). A number of other territories are pending - evidence of the interest that Wood now generates among international distributora. The Good Life is a drama set in a hairdressing salon in Santiago, Chile. The film will be completed in the summer and is a likely contender for Venice.
Meanwhile, Latido has confirmed it is is handling sales on Todos Estamos Invitados, the highly controversial new feature from Manuel Gutierrez Aragon. The film, an anti-ETA political thriller set in the Basque country in the 1990s, had been expected to screen in the Berlinale and to be released by Alta in Spain early in the year. In the event, the release has been put back until the Spring, after next March's general election in Spain. The film, bound to provoke heated debate in Spain, is produced by Enrique Cerezo. Latido will be screening footage here in Berlin.
Since AFM, Latido has been doing brisk business on its slate. Among deals closed in the run-up to Berlin are Carlos Saura's fast-selling Fados to Poland (Vivarto) and Greece (Seven Films.) Latido is already in advanced talks about handling two further Saura projects - a Brazilian-set musical billed as 'Black Orpheus meets City Of God' and an adaptation of hit Spanish play Pigs.
Latido has closed a pre-sale for Juan Carlos Tabio's Horn Of Plenty with CNC for Benelux.
The Spanish company is also handling world sales on Berlinale 'Special' title, The Chicken, The Fish and The King Crab, a documentary touted as 'a gastronomic thriller' about a Spanish chef competing in the Bocuse D'Or, the 'World Cuisine Contest.'