Cinepolis Takes Latin America on ‘Modern Loves,’ Drops First Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 3/27/2020 | John Hopewell
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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Cinepolis, one of the biggest movie theater chains in the world, has acquired rights for Latin America to Matías Meyer’s “Amores Modernos” (Modern Loves), which world premieres at this week’s Los Cabos Film Festival, playing in main competition.

In the U..S., “Modern Loves” has been taken by premium Latinx-content streaming platform, Pantaya, via the output deal Cinepolis has with Pantalion.

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Moving ever more into distribution and sales for Latin America, as well as Mexican movie production, Cinepolis has also dropped a first trailer.Cinepolis will release “Modern Loves” directly in Mexico, licensing it in the rest of the region. A Mexican opening is scheduled for March 27, 2020.

“Modern Love is a project that we followed since its development,” said Leonardo Cordero, who runs Cinepolis Distribución.

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He went on: “Matias’ willingness and bravery to work with actors after his previous work seems to reflect the essence of the projects that we like the most: Ones with both commercial potential and boldness. We are really happy about the results and we look forward to presenting the film to audiences in 2020.”

enough for a film which talks of the death of the lifelong couple, it begins with an aged couple, Luis and Armida, making love. Minutes later, Armida slips from a stool in the kitchen, leaving Luis, a poet with Alzheimer’s disease, a widow. As Luis’ family gathers for his funeral, Meyer draws a radiography of a traditional society which is, in some ways, falling apart.

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So Rocio, Luis’ illegitimate daughter, walks out on her live-in boyfriend Pavel, a neurotic control-freak who gives lectures about decision making; Luis’ eldest son, Carlos, recognizes wife Ana is carrying on with Ricardo, his best friend, says he doesn’t care. Ricardo can’t commit to Ana, however; Diana, Pavel’s heavily pregnant neighbor announces she’s saving the child on her...
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