Magazine article Screen International

Memento Racks Up 'Monster' Sales, Music Box Takes US

Magazine article Screen International

Memento Racks Up 'Monster' Sales, Music Box Takes US

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Music Box has acquired US and Canadian rights to Mexican Rodrigo Pla's A Monster With A Thousand Heads, following its premiere at Venice and market screening at Toronto.

Paris-based Memento Film International has also sealed deals to Brazil (Alpha Films), Turkey (Calinos) and Eastern Europe (HBO).

Sister company Memento Film Distribution has acquired French rights.

The feature, which premiered as the opening film of Venice's Horizons strand, will head to other festivals this year including Warsaw and Tokyo, where it will play in competition, as well as London, Hamptons and Chicago.

The social thriller stars Jana Raluy as the wife of a man dying from cancer who is pushed to desperate to take desperate measures after their medical insurer vetoes what she believes to be life-saving treatment. …

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