Maya snags ‘Mancora’ Stateside

Film unit acquires rights to Sundance feature

Los Angeles-based Maya Entertainment has snapped up U.S. rights to Ricardo de Montreuil’s “Mancora,” which debuted at Sundance and screened at the recent L.A. Latino Film Festival.

Peruvian coming-of-age road movie is slated for an April release and marks de Montreuil’s soph directing effort after romantic drama “La mujer de mi hermano.”

Pic tracks a young man (Jason Day) whose father’s suicide drives him to seek refuge with a stepsister and her husband at the Peruvian beach resort of Mancora.

De Montreuil wrote the screenplay with Oscar Torres (“Innocent Voices”) and Peruvian scribes Angel Ibarguren and Juan Luis Nugent.

Pic is among the Latino shingle’s recent pickups, which also include Luis Mandoki’s political docu “Fraude” and Matthew Bonifacio’s “Amexicano.” Maya also recently acquired Alex Rivera’s Sundance winner “Sleep Dealer.”

Maya Entertainment is the sister company of Maya Cinemas, which owns a 14-plex in Salinas, Calif., and is about to open a 16-screener in Bakersfield, with other sites in the pipeline.

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