Bunch swings ‘Iberia’ Japan rights

Pic produced by Morena, Telemadrid

BERLIN — Underscoring the popularity of flamenco in Japan, French sales and distribution company Wild Bunch has sold Carlos Saura’s latest Spanish dance film, “Iberia,” to Comstock for Japan.

Along the lines of Saura’s “Blood Wedding” and “Sevillanas,” “Iberia” is produced by Morena Films and regional pubcaster Telemadrid.

Fusing modern, traditional, operetta (Isaac Albeniz’s “Iberia”) and flamenco, the $3.2 million pic began shooting in early December. It features a litany of Spanish dance stars, including Sarah Baras, Manolo Sanlucar and Aida Gomez.

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