Grupo gains ‘Guest’

Consortium will handle sales of Morales pic

MADRID — Spanish sales consortium Grupo Pi will handle international sales on “El habitante incierto” (The Uncertain Guest), the feature debut of short filmmaker Guillem Morales.

The psychological thriller with echoes of Hitchcock, turns on an architect who becomes convinced that a stranger has set up residence in his home.

World preeming to a generally upbeat reception at the Sitges Film Festival of Catalonia in December, “Guest” won actress for femme lead Monica Lopez. It is produced by Joaquin Padro and Mar Targarona’s Barcelona-based Rodar & Rodar Group, kicking off their new talent label Esta Vivo!

Pi’s Cannes slate also include Mariano Barroso’s Cuban-set film noir, “Ants in the Mouth,” Ines Paris and Daniela Fejerman’s artificial insemination comedy “Semen, a Love Sample,” and Juanma Bajo Ulloa’s contempo parable, “Fragil, True Love is a Fairy Tale.”

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