Madrid — In further bellwether deals, Germany’s Concorde, Italy’s Movies Inspired and China’s Joy Pictures
have pre-bought “Campeones” (Champions), a comedy-drama from Academy Award-nominated Javier Fesser
(“Binta and the Great Idea”).
Sold by Madrid-based Latido Films
, “Champions” will receive its market premiere at the Berlinale’s European Film Market which kicks off Feb. 15 in the German capital.
Produced by two major forces in Spain’s film industry – Morena Films
(“Altamira,” “Cell 211
”) and Telefonica
pay TV division Movistar +
(“Tadeo Jones 2,” “Dragonkeeper”) as well as Luis Manso
at Fesser’s Películas Pendleton, “Champions” has also been licensed to Switzerland’s Praesens.Jean Labadie
’s Le Pacte announced last September that it had acquired French distribution rights; Universal Pictures International
) will release “Champions” in Spain.
Written by Fesser and writer-director David Marqués
, a best film Fipresci Prize winner for “Aislados” at the London Film Festival, “Champions” embodies the strong line often pursued by Fesser