Spain's Sogepaq has announced first sales in Europe and Latin America on Fernando Leon's Sundance World Competition entry, Princesses (Princesas).
The film has sold to France and Belgium (ARP), Switzerland (Xenix), Greece & Cyprus (Audiovisual), Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), Mexico (Cine Video y TV), Argentina, Chile, Uruguay & Paraguay (Alfa Films) and Venezuela (Cines Unidos).
Several of these distributors also handled Leon's last film, 2002 hit Mondays In The Sun (Los Lunes Al Sol), which screened at Sundance as well.
"Distributors are fans of Fernando's work and Princesses is a first class arthouse movie," says Sogepaq head of production and international Simon de Santiago. "We expect Sundance to be the first of many international outings for this film."
Director Leon, who was on the World Competition jury at Sundance last year, co-produced the film with MediaPro. The producers retained North American rights. Mondays In The Sun was released stateside by Lions Gate Films.
Princesses is a tale of a growing friendship between two women from different walks of life who work as prostitutes. Released through Warner Sogefilms in Spain, it has seen impressive results locally taking over $7m (Euros 6m) off more than a million admissions.