Spain's Wanda Vision is set to co-produce Argentine directorCarlos Sorin's El Camino De San Diego, his follow-up to San Sebastianhit Bombon - The Dog.
The Spanish-language film, which Sorin will co-producethrough his own Guacamole Films, is a road movie about a diehard fan of soccerlegend Diego Maradona who travels thousands of miles to meet his idol. Wandawill also distribute in Spain.
Camino is set in the north of Argentina on a highwaythat runs from Buenos Aires to Brazil, far from the southern Patagonia settingof Sorin's first two films, Bombon (Bombon - El Perro) and festivalfavourite Minimal Stories (Historias Minimas).
"The film will be a continuation of Sorin's style but avariation on the location," says Wanda chief Jose Maria Morales. "Weare happy to work together again following the warm reception of Bombon,"which won the FIPRESCI prize at San Sebastian.
Sorin is set to begin shooting next spring. The title playsoff the Camino de Santiago, the religious pilgrimage to Saint James' final restingplace in Spain.
Morales helped Sorin complete his debut feature MinimalStories through the San Sebastian-Toulouse initiative Films In Progress(Cine En Construccion). Both Stories and Bombon were picked upfor international by Bavaria Film.
Wanda is a frequent co-producer with Latin America andbacked this year's Argentine entry to the foreign-language Oscar, DanielBurman's El Abrazo Partido and is co-producing Burman's forthcomingcomedy entitled Family Rights (ScreenDaily.com,13 October)