CANNES– Diego Lerman’s “Refugiado,” which world-premieres at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, has been acquired by Patagonik and Disney for Argentina and Haut et Court for France.
Campo Cine, which led produced the movie, closed the deal with Patagonik and Disney. Paris-based shingle Memento International sold the pic to Haut et Court, the leading arthouse company behind the Palme d’Or with Laurent Cantet’s “The Class” and this year’s Un Certain Regard’s opening film “Party Girl.”
“Refugiado” turns on the journey of a mother and her seven-year old son on the run throught Argentina to escape a violent husband.
The fourth feature from Lerman, “Refugiado” has received funding from Paris-based Backup Media’s new B Media Global fund.
Memento previously sold to film to Haut et Court for France, Trigon for Switzerland, Caramel for Spain and Wiesner Distribution for Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Panama and Dominican Republic.
“Refugiado” marks Lerman’s second appearance in Directors’ Fornight after “The Invisible Eye” in 2010.