Spanish sales house Sogepaq has added forthcoming title Flying Saucers (Platillos Volantes) to its Mifed line-up.
The film, a tragedy with elements of black humour, is based on the true story of two men in a bleak industrial town in 1972 who commit suicide in the hope of being united with extraterrestrials.
The Pedro Costa/Enrique Cerezo co-production is written and directed by Oscar Aibar (Atolladero) and stars Jordi Vilches (Two Tough Guys) and Angel de Andres (800 Bullets). It premieres next month in Spain through Warner Sogefilms.
Sogepaq's Mifed slate also includes San Sebastian favourite Take My Eyes (Te Doy Mis Ojos), box office success Football Days (Dias De Futbol) and festival hit Torremolinos 73, which swept all the top awards at the Spanish Film Festival of Toulouse, France last weekend.
The company will also consider pre-sales on Alex de la Iglesia's upcoming comedy Ferpect Crime (Crimen Ferpecto), but does not plan to do the same on Alejandro Amenabar's hotly anticipated Javier Bardem-starring Out To Sea (Mar Adentro).
The latter film, now shooting, is an estimated Euros10m co-production between Sogepaq sister arm Sogecine, Amenabar's own Himenoptero, Italy's Lucky Red and France's UGC.