Funny Balloons lands ‘In the Pit’

Pic to screen at Cannes Film Market

CANNES — Gallic indie Funny Balloons has picked up worldwide rights to Sundance prize winner “In the Pit” (En el hoyo) by helmer Juan Carlos Rulfo.

Pic, which chronicles the daily lives of the workers building a second deck to Mexico City’s Periferico freeway, won the World Cinema Jury Prize in the documentary section at this year’s Sundance Film Fest.

It will screen at the Cannes Film Market May 19 and May 24.

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