Magazine article Screen International

Michel Franco Drama 'April's Daughter' Scores UK Deal (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Michel Franco Drama 'April's Daughter' Scores UK Deal (Exclusive)

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Protagonist inks deal on LFF title.

Michel Franco’s April’s Daughter, which has its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival tonight (October 6), has scored a deal for UK distribution.

Sales agent Protagonist Pictures has inked an agreement for all UK media rights with specialist distribution company Alarm Pictures. The deal was negotiated by Protagonist’s international sales manager George Hamilton and Alarm’s managing director Alex Mandell.

Founded in 2014, Alarm Pictures has released coming-of-age comedy Ping Pong Summer and heist thriller 7 Minutes in the UK. The company previously struck a deal with Protagonist for UK rights to Max Landis’ 2015 romantic comedy Me Him Her.

April’s Daughter premiered in Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard strand, where it won the Special Jury Prize. It has since had berths at Karlovy Vary and Toronto, and plays in LFF’s Dare programme

Starring Emma Suarez (Julieta), the film tells the story of 17-year-old Valeria who is pregnant by her teenage boyfriend, but hasn’t informed her absent mother April. …

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