‘Violeta’ sees German deal

Distrib Arsenal Film picks up distrib rights

Distrib Arsenal Film has picked up German distribution rights to “Violeta Went to Heaven,” Andres Wood’s biopic of Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra.

Spanish sales consortium Latido Films has also licensed “Violeta” rights to Madman Entertainment in Australia, ABC Distribution in Benelux and Poland’s Vivarto.

Winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Grand Jury prize in January, “Violeta” is a portrait of the the Chilean artist, obssessed by her children, her singing and her aging.

Pic has drawn upbeat reviews also for the lead perf of Chilean actress Francisca Gavilan.

Spanish helmer-producer Gerardo Herrero’s war thriller “Frozen Silence” has been acquired by Metrodome Distribution for the U.K. The Madrid-based company has also sold Xavier Villaverde’s contempo relationship drama “The Sex of the Angels” to Israel’s Shoval Film and Korea’s Sonamu Pictures.

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