We are very glad to announce that last Saturday our acquisition THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN was proclaimed the winner of the Best Actor Award for Oscar Martinez amazing performance at Awards Ceremony of the 73th Venice Film Festival.
Thanks to this award and other memorable acting as in “Paulina” and “Wild Tales”, Martinez is increasingly recognized as one of the finest actors of his generation. The Venice Best actor’s precise acting works perfectly in order to create a story based on the critique of small-mindedness in this special small-town.
The great reception of THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN on the Lido was followed by a roster of sales on Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s Argentine-Spanish production.
Among the most remarkable ones, Latido closed Italy with Stefano Jacono’s Movies Inspired and France with Memento, one of France best-regarded indie distributors. While other territory sales in Venice included Greece (One From the Heart), China (Blueshare Films), Poland (Against Gravity) and Central America (Palmera). Finally, also Benelux (September Films) was closed at Toronto.
On the meantime, at Toronto is now fielding offers from a slew of territories, including ex-Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Russia and CIS states, the former Czech Republic, and Asia, for a pan-Asian TV deal. An offer from Scandinavia look imminent.
Paris-based Epicentre has acquired in a pre-sale French rights to Carlos Saura’s “J: Beyond Flamenco,” which Latido has also licensed to E-Log Entertainment for China and Hong Kong and Balkan Vision 21 for Bulgaria. A heartfelt homage, transposed through studio-set performances, to the millennium-old music, and current reinterpretations, of his homeland region of Aragon, the film world premieres in Toronto’s Masters Section Sept. 13.
We wish to congratulate the cast and crew involved in the production of these wonderful film!
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