Los Angeles-based distributor FiGa Films has bought US and Canadian rights to the Argentinian prison drama Through Her Own Eyes (Por Sus Propios Ojos), a world premiere in the Horizontes Latinos section of the San Sebastian film festival, according to the film's producer Paula Grandio.
Produced by Mandragora Producciones, director Liliana Paolinelli's drama tells the story of a film student writing a thesis on prisoners' wives whose world collides with one inmate.
Bavaria Film International has also sold the Horizontes Latinos title El Bano Del Papa to Wiesner Distribution for Puerto Rico and Distribution Company for Argentina. The Uruguayan drama, produced by Laroux Cine, is a comical tale about a small town in Uruguay that awaits the arrival of the previous Pope, John Paul II, by offering toilet facilities to pilgrims.
Distribution Company has also bought the rights to Carlos Saura's musical drama Fados for Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile. The film was shown earlier this week in the Zabaltegi Pearls section of San Sebastian and is being sold by Latido Films.