Midas hits gold with pics

Latinofusion sells collection to Portuguese distributor

Mexico-based sales company Latinofusion has sold its Glauber Rocha Collection to Portugal’s Midas.

Deal is for TV and, principally, DVD, and is Latinofusion’s first sale on the Collection, said topper Alfredo Calvino.

One of the Collection titles, “Antonio das Mortes,” was featured in a fully restored version at this year’s 40th Berlinale Forum selection of films that captured the zeitgeist at the time of their making.

“Mortes” won Rocha a best director award at Cannes in 1969.

A second Collection title, “Black God, White Devil,” has had its negatives fully restored to 35mm print. Collection’s three other films — “Earth Entranced,” “The Age of the Earth,” and Barrovento” — have been remastered.

Latinofusion’s three-year contract with the Glauber Rocha family will allow it to roll out DVD sales in many markets.

Continuing its strong rollout, Mariana Chenillo’s multi-prized deb “Nora’s Will” has closed South Korea with Prevision Ent.

Menemsha took the pic for the U.S. in late 2009. “Will” has now sold 15 territories.

That’s a very good trawl for a Latin American pic,” said Calvino.

Distributed by Pascual Condito’s Primer Plano, “Will” is now in its fourth week in Buenos Aires theaters, said Calvino.

Based out of Guadalajara and backed by its university, but handling titles from all over Latin America, Lationofusion has also taken international sales duties on Argentine Fabian Hofman’s “I Miss You.”

A Berlinale Generation player, “Miss” follows a 15-year-old Argentine Jewish boy who leaves Buenos Aires for Mexico City at the beginnings of Argentina’s Junta dictatorship, haunted by the disappearance of his brother, separation from his family, and the collective guilt of an Argentine society at a government’s murder of its people.

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