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‘7 Boxes’ Notches Up 75th Fest Presence

Shoreline-sold 'Rabbit' World Preems at San Sebastian

Talk about a fest fave.

Underscoring the lure for festivals of select Latin American fest titles, Paraguayan action-thriller “7 Boxes” will notch up its 75th fest presence early October, playing at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Film Festival.

7 Boxes” won San Sebastian’s Films in Progress Industry Award in 2011 and fest’s New Directors Euskaltel Youth Award in 2012.

The directorial debut of Paraguay’s directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori centers on a 17-year-old delivery boy in a low-income Paraguayan market who must transport a load of mysterious and dangerous boxes to the edge of town. Los Angeles-based Shoreline Entertainment handles world sales and festivals on the film.

Tom Davia, Shoreline’s director of festivals and alternative theatrical, expects “7 Boxes” to see 100 fest bookings prior to its U.S. theatrical debut in February, handled by Breaking Glass Pictures.

“The film itself is a wild ride of non-stop action and the adventure this film has been on is equally as fast-paced,” according to Morris Ruskin, CEO of Shoreline Entertainment.

Ploughing ever deeper into Spanish-language titles, Shoreline has also acquired world sales rights on Argentine Veronica Chen’s “Rabbit Woman,” which world premieres at San Sebastian in the Zabaltegi sidebar.

A Buenos Aires-set live action/manga animation thriller, “Rabbit” turns on Ana, a state employee who discovers that police in Argentina are controlled by the Chinese mafia.

“It is an incredibly riveting story and extremely original. Truly like nothing you have ever experienced,” said Sam Eigen, vice president of Shoreline.

Chen (“Agua”) and Spanish producer Luis Angel Ramirez co-penned the script of “Rabbit,” a co-production between Argentina’s Bambu Cine and Spain’s Imval Producciones.

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