Strand skeds ‘Year,’ ‘Day’

'Love' made debut at Berlin fest

Indie distrib Strand Releasing has acquired domestic rights to helmer Anahi Berneri’s feature “A Year Without Love,” which screened at the recent Berlin fest, as well as writer-helmer Rodolphe Marconi’s French-lingo “The Last Day.”

An Argentinian drama, “Love” follows a writer dying of AIDS searching for a medical cure and some human warmth in the hospitals and S&M clubs of Buenos Aires.

Pic was produced by Diego Dubcovsky, Daniel Burman and Maximiliano Pelosi. Berneri penned the script with Pablo Perez.

“Love” was sold through Bavaria Films.

Strand additionally snapped up U.S. rights to “Day,” starring Gaspard Ulliel and Nicole Garcia, from French sales banner Gemini Films.

Pic, produced by Paulo Branco, follows a man’s return home to his family amid a backdrop of unrequited love for another young man.

The deal was negotiated between Gerrans and Gemini Film’s Elisabeth Perlie.

Strand’s Jon Gerrans brokered both deals for the distrib.

Strand rolled out Marconi’s “Love Forbidden” previously.

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