Spanish director Javier Fesser's controversial, but popular religious family drama Camino has been sold by Wild Bunch to several territories, including Latin America and India.
Currently on general release in Spain through Alta Films, the film has been picked up by SPI for Poland, Quality Films for Latin America, Alliance for India and the subcontinent, Lusomundo have taken Portuguese rights, and Karya Prima will distribute in Indonesia/Malaysia.
Camino is a $6.3m co-production between MediaPro and Fesser's own company Peliculas Pendelton. It tells the story of a young Catholic girl who has to cope with living within the strict codes of the Opus Dei (a controversial Catholic organisation), and then finds out she is dying of cancer.
'Camino is about profoundly human emotions and feelings and for that reason it has universal appeal,' Fesser told ScreenDaily.
The film was very well received by both critics and fans at the San Sebastian film festival last month where it world premiered. Camino took just under $500,000 in its opening weekend in Spain, October 17-19.