EXCLUSIVE: Argentinian rom-com An Unexpected Love (El Amor Menos Pensado) featuring Latin giants Ricardo Darin and Mercedes Moran — who are both in Cannes with different movies — has been picked up on promo at the market for France, Russia and Israel.
Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has closed deals with Eurozoom for France, Big Film for Russia and CIS and Nachson Film for Israel. This follows deals announced yesterday with Filmax for Spain, Alpha Films for Brazil, Wiesner Distribution for Central America, Cinecolor for Peru, Colombia and Chile, AV Jet for Taiwan, and Feelgood for Greece. Additional deals are pending. As previously announced, Buena Vista International will launch the movie in South America in August on more than 300 prints.
In the Spanish-language movie, The Secret In Their Eyes star Darin and La Cienaga actress Moran play a married couple who try to separate and realize they preferred life when they were together. Juan Vera directs. Disney-backed Patagonik produced with Darin’s Kenya Films, marking the first producing credit for his new company.
Darin was at the festival earlier this week with Asghar Farhadi’s fest opener Everybody Knows. Moran is here with crime-drama The Angel.
Meanwhile, Guido Rud’s South-American and Spanish language specialist FilmSharks continues to ink deals on Brazilian animation Lino 3D, which was up for a Platino Award last month. Director Rafael Ribas’ comedy-adventure, produced by Brazil’s Start Anima and released by Fox International in its home market, has sold to Tanweer for the Middle East and Disney’s distributor Cinecolor for Peru. Deals in a handful of major markets are in discussion.