Entertainment One’s boutique label Seville International has picked up international sales rights to Daniel Guzman’s Nothing in Return. Seville will launch sales for the film at Cannes. Nothing in Return stars Miguel Herran, Antonio Bachiller and Antonio Guzman. The film was produced by Guzmán through his El Niño Producciones banner, Inigo Perez Tabernero and Cesar Rodriguez Blanco of La Competencia, Miriam Ruiz Mateos of Ulula Film, La Mirada Oblicua, Telefonica Studios and ZircoZine.
The semi-autobiographical film follows the lovable but temperamental teenager Dario. When not playing go-between for his divorcing, ever-battling parents, Dario and his chubby best buddy Luismi find creative ways to skip school and get into mischief of the shoplifting & girl-watching variety. When things at home and school get too much to handle, Dario hides out at his friend Justo’s garage, or kills time with his new friend, a sprightly 93-year-old flea market frequenter named Antonia, who is often out in the streets at all hours hunting for hidden treasures among others’ discards. When Justo is imprisoned for failure to pay a debt, Dario marshals his ragtag alternate family into raising sufficient funds to set Justo free—and a hilarious set of misadventures ensue.
Guzman’s film won two Goya Awards for best new director and best new actor. The deal was negotiated for Seville International by Anick Poirier. The film was previously represented by 6 Sales. Seville also has Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only The End of the World in competition at Cannes.