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Spanish sales outfit in deal with distribber

SAN SEBASTIAN — Spanish sales consortium Latido has closed all rights deals on two pics – Joaquin Oristrell’s ironic period comedy “Inconscientes” (“Unconscious”) and Chilean Andres Wood’s coming-of-age drama “Machuca” – with new Monterrey-based distribber Mandala.

Headlined by a bravura comic perf by Leonor Watling, “Unconscious,” which played in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section, has grossed an appreciable 24-day cume of $794,099 in Spain.

Announced at San Sebastian by Latido sales director Massimo Saidel, the deals come after a strong run of sales on another Latido title the erotic thriller “Perder es cuestion de metodo” (“The Art of Losing”) from Colombian Sergio Cabrera, which, over Venice and Toronto, struck deals with Films Sans Frontieres for France, CNC in Benelux, Soyuz for Russia, Canada’s Quai Films Amerique and, in the latest deal, Kino Latino for Switzerland.

Continuing its policy of third-party acquisitions, Latido has also acquired international sales rights to Rosa Verges’ Civil War sentimental drama “Iris” and “Idiot Love,” versatile Catalan vet Ventura Pons comic adaptation of a literary tale of obsessive love, which is near to rough-cut stage.

With national distribbers and sales agents rolling in to San Sebastian from Toronto, buyers are closing down on some of the few competitish titles still available at San Sebastian.

Alta Films took Spain to Bahman Ghobadi’s “Turtles Can Fly” in the last day of trading at Toronto, while at San Sebastian Barton Films has closed Spain on “A Letter From An Unknown Woman,” directed by China’s Xu Jinglei.

At Venice, Alta also picked up Kim Ki-duk’s Venice-winner “3 Iron.” Also at the Basque fest, Primer Plano has announced that it has closed deals on “Proxima Salida” for Italy (Voir Trape) and Switzerland (Kino Latino).

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