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SAN SEBASTIAN — Juan Vera’s “An Unexpected Love,” which opens the 66th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival on Sept 21, has closed a new distribution deal with Palace Films for Australia and New Zealand.
The U.S., China, Italy and Germany are now under discussions, said Guido Rud, at its sales agent, FilmSharks Intl.
Mercedes - Moran - Ricardo - Darin - Darin
Starring Mercedes Moran and Ricardo Darin, and Darin’s first production credit at his new label Kenya Films, “An Unexpected Love” is distributed by Filmax in Spain. The latest distribution deal adds to other licensing accords with Eurozoom for France, Big Film for Russia and the CIS, Nachson Film for Israel, and Alpha Films for Brazil.
Wiesner Distribution has acquired rights to Central America, Cinecolor those for Peru, Colombia and Chile, AV Jet for Taiwan, and Feelgood for Greece.
Argentina - Disney - Buena - Vista - International
In Argentina, where it was distributed by Disney’s Buena Vista International (BVI), the first feature as a director of seasoned producer Juan Vera – though he’s co-written films in the past – has sold over 750,000 cinema tickets from an Aug. 2 bow, making it, after “”El Angel,” the second highest-grossing national film of the year in Argentina.
“Most buyers made an immediate offer after reading the script. All agreed it’s been a while since they watched one unpredictable scene after another, with refreshing dialogue,” said Rud. He added: “Now that the film is available deals are going down even faster ” Rud said.
Variety - Director - Juan - Vera - Run-up
Variety chatted to director Juan Vera in the run-up to San Sebastian:
Marcos and Ana keep on telling everybody they really don’t know why they split up. What’s your take on their separation?
Right - Answer - Separation - Nothing - Couple
I think the right answer would be to say that the separation has nothing to do with their being a couple but is rather caused by existential needs which neither of them is able to nor has the means of...
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