Latido’s Sex-y slate
by Annika Pham
10/02/2009 - Madrid-based Latido Films is whetting buyers’ appetites with European Film Market screener Sex, Party & Lies and tomorrow’s Panorama selected Ander [trailer], being billed as “a Basque Brokeback Mountain”, by Roberto Castón.
Sex Party & Lies, starring a string of popular Spanish TV actors such as Ana de Armas and Hugo Silva, had a full screening earlier at the EFM and offers are on the table from France and Russia. The film by Alfonso Albacete and David Menkes will have a 220-screen release in Spain on March 27 through Sony.
Ander, set in the Basque countryside, will premiere tomorrow in Panorama, while another gay-themed film, Doll by talented Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Arrau, is also at the market.
Elie Chouraqui’s The One I Love, the first French pick-up for Massimo Saidel, Latido’s managing director and head of sales, is being introduced to buyers at the EFM ahead of its French release through Mars Distribution in the spring. Among titles in production, Arantxa Aguirre’s documentary Bejart (The Show Must Go On) – from the producers of The Chicken, the Fish and the King Crab [trailer] – has attracted a lot of interest, in particular from Japanese buyers.