France's Wild Bunch has picked up international sales rights outside Spain and four Latin American territories on new Argentinean title Today And Tomorrow (Hoy Y Manana), set to premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.
Spanish rights will remain in the hands of Madrid-based sales and production house Bulbeck & Mas, co-producers of the film alongside Argentina's Cinema Digital, the film's director Alejandro Chomski and associate producer Altair Cinema.
Buenos Aires-based Distribution Company is in talks to handle distribution in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.
The low-budget film - which stars Antonella Costa (Garage Olimpo) in a frenetic, two-day tale of a striving actress who turns to prostitution - represents short film director Chomski's feature debut.
The film was already garnering buzz at last March's Mar del Plata film festival, where Wild Bunch international sales manager Gael Nouaille was impressed by the rough cuts he saw. "Argentinean cinema is full of new talents and Chomski is one of them," Nouaille says. "We think he has the potential to cross over to a wider market."
Wild Bunch also handled fellow Argentinean Pablo Trapero's El Bonaerense, which premiered in Un Certain Regard last year and was recently picked up for North America by Neil Friedman's Menemsha Films.
"Wild Bunch is a maverick company which will obviously take care of this debut film and give it the right marketing push to reach buyers around the world," says Gillian Bulbeck, co-principal with Juan Mas of Bulbeck & Mas, which will associate produce Chomski's follow-up film, drama LA On Bike.
Chomski is also reportedly prepping an adaptation of Paul Auster's In The Country Of Last Things. The well-connected director is the subject of a recent documentary called Who Is Alejandro Chomski' (Quien Es Alejandro Chomski') featuring appearances by the likes of Jim Jarmusch and Emir Kusturica.