Magazine article Screen International

Mundial Brings 'Refugio' to Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Mundial Brings 'Refugio' to Cannes

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Mundial is launching sales here on Demian Bichir's feature directorial debut Refugio.

The story follows a romantic dreamer whose quest for love takes him from Mexico to New Orleans, where he falls for an exotic dancer and must contend with her dangerous former lover.

Alex Garcia produces Refugio with Santiago Garcia Galvan, Bruno Bichir, Bichir himself, and Walkiria Barbosa. The film screened on Wednesday (May 11) in Cannes and will again on Saturday (May 14).

Mundial vice-president Cristina Garza feels bullish about the film's prospects. "It's big, commercial and is going to do extremely well with the US and hispanic audiences."

Garza is on the Croisette with a strong slate. Sales titles include Tomas Portella's Rio-set action title Special Operations (Operacoes Especiais) starring Cleo Pires, Fabricio Boliveira, Marcos Caruso and Fabiula Nascimento. It screens on Monday. …

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