Magazine article Screen International

Luxbox Picks Up Sales on SXSW Hit 'Bad Lucky Goat'

Magazine article Screen International

Luxbox Picks Up Sales on SXSW Hit 'Bad Lucky Goat'

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EXCLUSIVE: Film premiered to political acclaim at SXSW.

Paris-based Luxbox has acquired world sales rights to Colombian director Samir Oliveros's SXSW hit comedy Bad Lucky Goat.

Set against the backdrop of a Colombian Caribbean island, the comedy revolves around a farcical 24-hour adventure set in a motion when two warring teenage siblings accidentally kill a bearded goat with their father's truck.

They set off on a journey of reconciliation across the island, attempting to raise the money to repair the truck in time to pick up a group of tourists staying at their family's hotel. The story brings them into a contact with a host of colourful characters, from Rastafarian drum-makers to the local witch-doctor.

"We're extremely happy to handle this charming and fresh Caribbean-set story driven by energy," said Luxbox co-chiefs Fiorella Moretti and Hedi Zardi.

"We were immediately seduced by Oliveros' colorful mise-en-scene and natural sense of rhythm in this adventure comedy taking place is a stunning Caribbean island. …

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