You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Midas hits gold with pics

Latinofusion sells collection to Portuguese distributor

Mexico-based sales company Latinofusion has sold its Glauber Rocha Collection to Portugal’s Midas.

Deal is for TV and, principally, DVD, and is Latinofusion’s first sale on the Collection, said topper Alfredo Calvino.

One of the Collection titles, “Antonio das Mortes,” was featured in a fully restored version at this year’s 40th Berlinale Forum selection of films that captured the zeitgeist at the time of their making.

“Mortes” won Rocha a best director award at Cannes in 1969.

A second Collection title, “Black God, White Devil,” has had its negatives fully restored to 35mm print. Collection’s three other films — “Earth Entranced,” “The Age of the Earth,” and Barrovento” — have been remastered.

Latinofusion’s three-year contract with the Glauber Rocha family will allow it to roll out DVD sales in many markets.

Continuing its strong rollout, Mariana Chenillo’s multi-prized deb “Nora’s Will” has closed South Korea with Prevision Ent.

Menemsha took the pic for the U.S. in late 2009. “Will” has now sold 15 territories.

That’s a very good trawl for a Latin American pic,” said Calvino.

Distributed by Pascual Condito’s Primer Plano, “Will” is now in its fourth week in Buenos Aires theaters, said Calvino.

Based out of Guadalajara and backed by its university, but handling titles from all over Latin America, Lationofusion has also taken international sales duties on Argentine Fabian Hofman’s “I Miss You.”

A Berlinale Generation player, “Miss” follows a 15-year-old Argentine Jewish boy who leaves Buenos Aires for Mexico City at the beginnings of Argentina’s Junta dictatorship, haunted by the disappearance of his brother, separation from his family, and the collective guilt of an Argentine society at a government’s murder of its people.

More Film

  • Alita Battle Angel

    Box Office: 'Alita: Battle Angel' No Match for China's 'Wandering Earth' Overseas

    Hollywood movies like “Alita: Battle Angel” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” are doing respectable business overseas, but they’re proving no match for foreign titles at the international box office. The Chinese New Year is bringing in huge business in the Middle Kingdom. China’s sci-fi epic “The Wandering Earth” pulled in a [...]

  • ABA_062_DAU_0060_v0409.87501 – Rosa Salazar stars as

    Box Office: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Wins Dismal President's Day Weekend

    Fox’s sci-fi adventure “Alita: Battle Angel” dominated in North America, but its opening weekend win isn’t leaving the box office with much to celebrate. Tracking services estimate that this will be one of the lowest grossing President’s Day weekends in years. Ticket sales are on pace to be the smallest bounty for the holiday frame [...]

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

    Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.” In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes [...]

  • Oscars Placeholder

    Make-Up and Hair Stylist Guild Applauds Academy's Stance on Airing Every Oscar Winner

    Rowdy boos were followed by triumphant cheers at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles, as the Hollywood union touched on a week of controversy over a reversed decision to hand out four Oscars during the show’s commercial breaks. Hair and makeup was one of the four categories that would [...]

  • Marvelous Mrs Maisel Vice

    'Vice,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

    Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period [...]

  • Bette Midler

    Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content