Oscar hopeful adds to long territory tally

MADRID — Spanish sales agent Latido Films has inked with Stuttgart-based distributor Camino Filmverleih for all German rights to Juan Jose Campanella’s Argentine Oscar-nommed thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes.”

Co-produced by Spain’s Tornasol Films and Buenos Aires’ Haddock and 100 Bares, “Secret” was also acquired at Berlin’s European Film Market by Edko Film for Hong Kong and Polyfilm Verleih for Austria. Cynthia Weisner’s Caribbean distributor Wiesner Distribution took Dominican Republic rights.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired all “Secret” North American rights last fall. “Secret” is now sold worldwide except for Italy, Switzerland, Korea and Eastern Europe.

Latido Films has also sold Miguel Albaladejo’s female dramedy “Born to Suffer,” which screened in the Panorama section at Berlin, to Clipart for Greece and Wiesner Distribution for Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

Madrid-based consortium Latido Films handles internationally films produced by Spanish partner companies Tornasol Films, Zebra Producciones and Continental, as well as third-party pickups.

One of Latido’s most recent acquisitions is Emilio Ruiz Barrachina’s life of Christ drama “The Disciple,” toplining Joel West (“CSI Miami”).

Produced by Spain’s Ircania Prods., “Disciple” will make its market premiere as a completed film at this May’s Cannes Film Market.

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