EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks, the Buenos Aires-based sales agency, is busy on the ground here in Cannes and has inked a series of significant deals on key titles from its slate.
Ghosting Gloria (Muerto Con Gloria), a high-concept spooky comedy, has sold U.S. rights to Pantaya, the company run by Lionsgate and Cinelatino. The Spain-language film has also sold to Spain’s largest Telcom group, Movistar+, which took all digital rights. AV-Jet has taken Taiwanese rights.
FilmSharks has also entered discussions for various remakes on the pic including in the English-language. The film is set to have its world premiere at Fantasia next month. It follows Gloria, a 30-year-old single woman who has never had an orgasm. She finally finds her ideal lover, but the only caveat is that “he” does not inhabit the world of the living.
Separately, the company has sold Bandit Love to AT-Entertainment in Japan. The film is a slow-burn erotic thriller starring Renato Quattordio. It follows a 16-year-old boy who is in a sexual relationship with his 35-year-old teacher and escapes to a hideaway with her, only to discover he is in a trap.
“The [Cannes] market has changed again and today’s buyers are more focused on quality storytelling cinema than before,” says FilmSharks CEO Guido Rud. “Now is not only about marketing highlights alone, or talent and director, now it’s about an innovative story well produced and narrated.”
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