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Film Movement acquires ‘Amador’

Distrib nabs N. American rights to Fernando Leon pic

New York-based specialty label Film Movement has taken all North American rights to Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s drama “Amador.”

Pic turns on a young immigrant woman, played by Peruvian Magaly Solier, who agrees to look after an aged bed-bound man (Celso Bugallo), left alone by his family for the summer.

Dates of pic’s theatrical release in North America are yet to be announced.

“Amador” distrib rights were negotiated by Madrid-based Imagina Intl. Sales, which has sold the movie to Alamode in Germany, HGC Entertainment in China and Peru’s Eurofilm.Imagina has also secured a flurry of deals on two of Spain’s local B.O. hits of 2010-11, swashbuckler “Red Eagle, The Movie” and teen drama “Three Meters Above the Sky.”

The feature film version of Spanish TV adventure skein “Red Eagle,” helmed by Jose Ramon Ayerra, has been acquired by Revolver in the U.K., Shochiku in Japan and Tiberius for Germany and Austria. Imagina is in advanced talks on “Eagle” in other territories, including Russia.

Quality Films has picked up Latin America’s Spanish-language distribution rights to Fernando Gonzalez Molina’s “Three Meters,”

The Spanish feature adaptation of a Federico Moccia’s novel. Sydney Gennaro Films took Brazilian rights.

French group TF1 nabbed broadcasting rights to “Meters,” while Carmen Films bought rights for the CIS countries.

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