Sales agent Alfredo Calvino of Habanero Film Sales inked the deal with Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff at the Cannes Marché du Film. Breaking Glass plans a limited theatrical release in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by a release on DVD and VOD.
“The film has had an extensive festival round after it premiered last year at TIFF [Toronto Int’l Film Fest] and won the Best Performance Award at MIFF [Miami Int’l Film Festival], among others,” said Calvino.
Lechuga’s Cuban-Colombian-French co-production recently also took both best Ibero-American fiction feature and actress for its lead Lola Amores, as well as a Premio Maguey Special Mention for male lead Eduardo Martinez, at the Guadalajara Int’l Film Fest in March. A week before, both leads picked up a best performance award at the 34th Miami Int’l Film Fest, which announced its winners on March 11.
In December 2016, though initially selected, “Santa y Andres” did not screen at the 38th Int’l Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana after it was rejected by fest backer ICAIC, Cuba’s state-run film institute, for its storyline on an unlikely friendship between a gay novelist under house arrest and the revolutionary peasant woman sent to keep an eye on him.