CAMPANELLA’S LAST FILM ‘THE WEASELS’ IS LATIDO’S NEW ACQUISITION

Latido is bringing onto the Toronto market “The Weasels,” the first live-action film from Argentina’s Juan José Campanella since he won a foreign-language Oscar for “The Secret in Their Eyes” in 2010.

Campanella had said of “The Weasels” that it continually counterpoints and flows between suspense, drama, comedy and romance.

“The Secret in their Eyes” was one of Latido’s best selling titles ever, closing with Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in the U.S.

“The Weasels” reunites the sales agent and most of the high-pedigree production team behind “The Secret in Their Eyes:” Campanella’s Buenos Aires label 100 Bares and top Argentine network Telefe, which is a Viacom Intl. Media Networks company, produce the pic, in co-production with Spain’s Tornasol (“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”) and Argentina’s Jempsa, whose late head, Jorge Estrada Mora, produced five of Campanella’s films.

“The Weasels” returns Campanella to the semi-comedic mode, but hardly same comic tone, of 2001’s Oscar-nominated “The Son of the Bride.”

Based on an Argentine classic, 1976’s “Los muchachos de antes no usaban arsénico,” which was inspired in turn by the spirit of Ealing Studios’ 1950s comedies, “The Weasels” turns on a beautiful star from cinema’s golden age and her bad actor husband, who live with the scriptwriter and director of her films in an old mansion. A young couple conspire to pack them off to a retirement home, keeping the estate. The four legends, however, are neither that old nor that foolish.

Campanella had said of “The Weasels” that it continually counterpoints and flows between suspense, drama, comedy and romance.

“The Secret in their Eyes” was one of Latido’s best selling titles ever, closing with Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in the U.S.

Source: Variety