Spain's Sogepaqhas picked up international rights outside North America just ahead of the AFMon Fernando Leon's Princesses.
The drama abouttwo prostitutes from different walks of life, played by Candela Pena (TakeMy Eyes) and newcomerMicaela Nevarez, is Leon's follow-up to the internationally well-received MondaysIn The Sun (Los Lunes Al Sol), which Sogepaq also sold.
The film has been seen by over a million people in Spain,where it has taken in close to Euros 6m at the local box office through Sogepaqsister company Warner Sogefilms, placing it among the top-grossing local filmsthis year.
Leon produced Princesses(Princesas) himselfthrough start-up Reposado PC with MediaPRO. The producers have held on to NorthAmerican rights. Mondays In The Sun (2003) was released in the US by Lions Gate Films.
Princesses joins Sogepaq's AFM slate, whichincludes, among others: San Sebastian best actor prize-winner 7 Virgins (7Virgins) and fellowcompetitor South Express (Sud Express), Argentinean hit Elsa & Fred, Sitges screener Somniac (Somne), 1980s-set musical comedy ElCalentito and thefirst-ever official film about the Real Madrid football club, Real The Movie.