CANNES — Antonio Banderas’ second film as a director, “El Camino de los ingleses” (Summer Rain), has been licensed to Tartan for the U.K., CNS in South Korea and Mexico’s Latinodifusion.
Brazil (Visual Filmes), Taiwan (Cine-plex), Singapore (Cathay), Greece (Strada Films), the former Yugoslavia (MCF), Romania (Transilvania) and Turkey (Irfan) have also closed.
Film is being sold by Spanish sales agent Sogepaq.
“Rain” saw Banderas return to his roots in a stylized and personal coming-of-ager set in Banderas’ hometown of Malaga. It is produced by the actor-director’s Spanish production label, Green Moon, along with Sogecine and the U.K.’s Future Films.
Pic bowed internationally in Sun-dance’s Premieres Section and won the Europa Cinemas Label for best Euro-pean film in Berlin’s Panorama section.
The Spanish-language drama grossed $2.4 million in Spain, making it one of only a clutch of recent Spanish films to have any impact on the local B.O.