Pacts include France, Japan, Mexico
MADRID — Sales agent Film Factory Ent. has struck a flurry of deals on first-time Spanish helmer Jorge Torregrossa’s thriller “Fin” (The End).France’s Seven Sept and Films Distribution have jointly acquired French distribution rights. Nettai Museum closed Japan; Quality Films took Mexico. More than 15 territories were inked off last month’s European Film Market in Berlin, where Film Factory showed buyers a three-minute promo. Pic also sold to Focus Cultural Media in China, Paradiso (Benelux), Frenetic (Switzerland), Premier Film (CIS and the Baltics) and Ares Film (Turkey). A mountain cabin chiller with fantasy elements, “End” confirms the international market appetite for higher-profile foreign-language genre movies from companies with bullish track records. Produced by three of Spain’s top international film production companies, Apaches Ent. (“The Impossible”), Mod Prods (“Biutiful”) and Antena 3 Films (“Red Lights”), pic is penned by “Cell 211″ scribe Jorge Guerricaechevarria and Sergio G. Sanchez (“The Orphanage”). Further sales include Cineplex for Colombia and Central America, Cines Unidos in Venezuela and Delta Films in Peru. Film Factory has also licensed Latin American pay TV rights to Leda Films and is in advanced negotiations for the U.K. and Germany, according to Film Factory founder Vicente Canales. Sony Pictures will release “End” in Spanish theaters on Aug. 31. Maribel Verdu (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), Daniel Grao (“Julia’s Eyes”) and Clara Lago (“Primos”) star.