Berlinale: Latido Pre-Sells ‘Champions’ to Major Territories

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Germany’s Concorde, Italy’s Movies Inspired and China’s Joy Pictures have pre-bought “Champions”.

The Film directed by Javier Fesser (winner of 6 Goya Awards for “CAMINO”) was already acquired by Le Pacte for French distribution rights making it its third recent Latido title after Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “May God Save Us,” and the upcoming political corruption thriller “THE REALM” also from Sorogoyen.

Javier Gutiérrez (“Marshland,” “Spanish Shame”), who won a best actor Spanish Academy Goya for “THE MOTIVE,” plays an assistant coach in Spain’s top basketball league. One day, after getting drunk, his frustration and bad attitude get him involved in a traffic accident that lands him in court. He loses his job and his girlfriend and is sentenced to the worst possible punishment for his ego: coaching a group of intellectually-disabled players that have never touched a ball before. Through their innocence, tenderness and plenty of good humour, they will teach Marco about the things that really matter. They are the true Champions of Life.

The film had its first market premiere at the Berlinale’s European Film Market and will screen again on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:45 ‐ CineStar IMAX

 

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