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CANNES — Italian producer Domenico Procacci’s Fandango Sales has taken world sales on pluriprized Colombian director Victor Gaviria’s female empowerment drama “The Animal’s Wife.”

Gaviria, who has been in the Cannes competition twice – with his first feature “Rodrigo D: No Future” in 1990 and “The Rose Seller” in 1998 – is known for his signature cinema verite style.

His upcoming film, which is currently in post, is billed as an expose of the ways in which thousands of Colombian women are forced into submitting to violence on a daily basis.

World sales representation of “Wife” by Rome-based Fandango Sales underscores the fact they have been increasing the number of international titles on its slate lately, after focussing primarily on its own productions since they shuttered their larger London-based Fandango Portobello joint venture in 2013.

Besides being active in film, Procacci (pictured) is currently also increasingly operating on the TV front. He is among producers, with Cattleya, of Sky’s smash hit skein “Gomorrah” and also of the upcoming adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s “Neapolitan Novels.” Both shows are based on properties for which Procacci holds rights.

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