Magazine article Screen International

Latido Racks Up Key Sales on In-Demand EFM Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Latido Racks Up Key Sales on In-Demand EFM Slate

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Madrid-based sales agent Latido has scored key territory deals on Chavela, the documentary by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi which premiered at this week's Berlin Film Festival in the Panorama strand.

The documentary about iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas has gone to Bodega Films in France and The Film Collaborative in the US. A deal has been closed with Portugal (Leopardo Filmes), and Latido is reporting interest from Israel and Germany.

A bidding war is underway between two companies in Spain, which comes as no surprise considering the popularity of Chavela Vargas' music in the country. Her songs are closely related to Pedro Almodóvar's films and the director had personal involvement in the singer's revival in the later years of her career.

Further titles on Latido's line-up to have inked deals include Spanish war film Rescue Under Fire, which is set in Afghanistan and stars Ariadna Gil (Pan's Labyrinth) and Ingrid García Johnson (Beautiful Youth). The film has gone to Wilde Side (Wild Bunch) in France and has also sold to Japan (Aya Pro). …

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