Cannes: The Match Factory Boards Carlos Reygadas’ ‘Where Life Is Born’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The Match Factory previously worked with Carlos Reygadas and Jaime Romandia on 'Post Tenebras Lux'

Cannes: The Match Factory Boards 'Where Life Is Born' (EXCLUSIVE)
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The Match Factory has come on board as co-producer and sales agent of “Where Life Is Born,” the new feature by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas. The Match Factory previously co-produced his film “Post Tenebras Lux,” which won the award for director in Cannes Competition in 2012.

“Where Life Is Born” is produced by Jaime Romandia of Mexico-based Mantarraya Producciones, in co-production with No Dream Cinema, Le Pacte, Luxbox, Cinema du Monde, ZDF, FOPROCINE, Sorfond and Mer Film.

The Match Factory recently acquired the international rights for Amat Escalante’s new feature “Untamed,” also produced by Mantarraya, for which a promo will be released during Cannes.

“We have been partners of The Match Factory since Reygadas’ ‘Silent Light’ — a collaboration of more than 10 years with excellent results. We couldn’t be in better hands,” said Romandia, managing director of Mantarraya.

“Reygadas is one of the most important voices of Mexican cinema. This absorbing and fascinating story will certainly reach worldwide audiences,” said Michael Weber, managing director of The Match Factory.

“Where Life Is Born” tells the story of a beautiful family, which battles to balance the remnants of the old world and the modernity of their existence. When Ester falls in love with another man, her husband Juan seems unable to meet the expectations he has of himself.