Morris Ruskin’s LA-based Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide sales rights to Juan Carlos’ Valvidia’s Bolivian foreign language Oscar and Golden Globes submission Zona Sur (Southern District).

Shoreline’s director of acquisitions Brandon Paine and executive vice-president Sam Eigen negotiated the deal with Valvidia at the Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires.

Zona Sur will receive its North American premiere in competition at Sundance in January and chronicles the life of an upper-class family in the southern district of La Paz at a time of fundamental social change in the country.

“Ventana Sur was a market we were particularly happy with, especially considering it is in its first year,” Eigen said. Shoreline’s sales slate include Sebastian Silva’s acclaimed Chilean film The Maid.