Pic was much sought after at Ventana Sur
Marcel Rasquin’s directorial debut was a best pic winner at 2010’s Moscow and Huelva fests. A social issue/aspirational drama and wider-audience arthouse film, Caracas mean streets tale of two bros’ soccer dreams, which come into building conflict with a local crime syndicate, received around 15 offers of interest from sales agents, said A&B’s Juan Antonio Diaz. ” ‘Brother’ has everything which can make a film work in cinema and it can also work extremely well indeed on TV, which opens up another way of recouping or more on investment,” said M-Appeal managing director Maren Kroymann. Launched in 2008, M-Appeal has a significant Latin American presence in its lineup: the sales slate features Oscar Ruiz Navia’s “Crab Trap,” Colombia’s Oscar contender, and “The Last Summer of La Boyita,” which was helmed by Argentina’s Julia Solomonoff and was co-produced by the Almodovar brothers. Spain, Colombia and Ecuador are in negotiation on “Brother,” Kroymann said, who will initate M-Appeal’s sales campaign on “Brother” at Berlin.