Spanish arthouse distributor Golem has picked up all rights to Spain on Berlinale Competition contender “Desert Dream” from France’s Rezo.
Helmed by China’s Zhang Lu, “Dream” is the story of the friendship between four men who resolve to remain in a sparsely populated desert region between China and Mongolia. There they face real hardship.
Golem has also taken the Julie Delpy-directed “2 Days in Paris” from Rezo, and Sam Garbarski’s “Irina Palm” from Pyramide.
Wang Quan’an’s “Tuya’s Marriage” and Kim Ki-duk’s “Breath,” both sold by Cineclick Asia, complete Golem’s trawl.
The five buys underscore a modest pick-up in the arthouse market in Spain, driven by a slight pick-up in sales to TV. Golem is one of Spain’s most active arthouse distributors and owns cinema screens in the country, including the former Alphaville miniplex in central Madrid.