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Carlos Saura’s Music-Themed ‘Argentina’ Set To Travel (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based MK2 has scored a raft of sales on “Argentina,” a live-performance documentary about Argentina’s stunning musical heritage – from traditional styles such as the Zamba of “La Felipe Varela” through to modern dance – directed by critically-acclaimed Carlos Saura, who broke through as a leading light of Spain’s Nuevo Cine Español.

Bringing Saura’s hallmark aesthetic arsenal to the table – split and video screens, mirrors, silhouetted figures behind giant transparent backdrops, primary colors – “Argentina” perpetuates Saura’s lyrical exploration of popular dance and song beyond “Blood Wedding,” “Carmen,” “Fados” and most recently “Flamenco, Flamenco” which was released in 2010.

MK2 has sold the docu to Concorde Telemuenchen (Germany), Palace (Australia), Russian Report (Russia), Filmcoopi (Switzerland), Filmarti (Turkey), Bulgaria Film Vision (Bulgaria), Imovision (Brazil), SVT (Sweden) and MCF Megacom (ex-Yugoslavia).

Marcelo Shapces’ Barakacine in Argentina produces with Jose Velasco’s Madrid-based Zebra Producciones and Stephane Sorlat and Guy Amon’s Mondex et Cie in Paris.

MK2 will be hosting a special screening of “Argentina” in Ventana Sur on Dec. 2. Epicentre will release “Argentina” on Dec. 30 on 50 screens.

MK2’slate also boasts Naomi Kawase’s “An,” which opened at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and became a theatrical success in Spain and in Sweden, as well as Olivier Assayas’s “Personal Shopper” which stars Kristen Stewart and is currently shooting. The company is also handling worldwide sales on Stephane Brize’s “A Woman’s Life,” an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s “Une vie.” The period drama marks Brize’s follow-up to “The Measure of a Man” which earned French thesp Vincent Lindon the best actor prize at this year’s Cannes.

 

 

 

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