Magazine article Screen International

Films Distribution Takes Magical Girl

Magazine article Screen International

Films Distribution Takes Magical Girl

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Second film from one of Spain's hottest up and coming filmmakers.

Paris-based Films Distribution has picked up international rights to Spanish director Carlos Vermut's Magical Girl, on the eve of the Cannes Marché.

The film follows a father's attempt to acquire his sick daughter the dress of her dreams, as worn by her favourite Japanese cartoon character, Magical Girl Yukiko.

In his search, the man, called Luis, crosses paths with the beautiful but mentally disturbed Barbara and retired teacher Damian, who has a troubled past.

Luis, Barbara and Damian enter a vicious circle of blackmailing where sex, instinct and reason will struggle in a battle that will ultimately end in tragedy.

"Magical Girl is a drama that takes twists and turns that put you at the edge of your seat. The story is sexy and troubling," said Films Distribution co-chief Nicolas Brigaud-Robert. …

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