Spanish production and distribution company Bteam Pictures has acquired all rights for Spain to the competition title ‘Los Reyes del Mundo’ (‘Kings of the World’) from San Sebastián.
Film Factory Entertainment brokered the deal with Bteam partners Ania Jones, Alex Lafuente and Lara Pérez Camiña.
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Film Factory’s Vicente Canales confirmed this diversity that the company will handle sales of the film worldwide, excluding France, Benelux, Colombia and Mexico.
“Bteam is known for distributing quality films in Spain and has already released several of our Spanish images,” said Canales. “We think they fit best with ‘Kings of the World,’ which is one of the most important Colombian films of the year.”
Based in Barcelona, Film Factory focuses on international sales of Spanish productions and collaborations with Europe and Latin America.
CineColombia has been confirmed to distribute the film in Colombia.
Jones saw the film in San Sebastián, where the Bteam co-production La Maternal is in the Official Selection.
“My partner Alex Lafuente had been watching the film, but we lost track of it a bit by the time it came out,” she said Diversity. “We are taken on a moving and emotional journey from start to finish. Viewers travel through the breathtaking landscape of Colombia. We are almost a sixth family member,” she said, adding, “The quest for dignity and peace is so moving that one is almost tempted to forgive the savagery of street children.
“I came out of the cinema and felt like I was in the shoes of these people. And this feeling moves me in the cinema. When I saw it on the big screen, the deal was sealed for us,” she continued.
Bteam plans to show the film in cinemas first. It’s the second time they’ve been collaborating with the film’s producer, Cristina Gallego, who narrated this diversity: “I am delighted to confirm Bteam’s distribution of ‘Los Reyes del Mundo’ in Spain after the film’s incredibly warm reception from audiences in San Sebastian. It was a true gift.” Gallego’s previous film, Birds of Passage, was also distributed by Bteam.
“I know from their catalog alone that they have been working to bring the best Latin American films to the Spanish audience. It is an honor for us to share the same home in Spain with films like Monos, El Agente Topo, El Olvido que Seremos and Una Mujer Fantástica,” she added.
Jones said: “Indeed, one of our specialties is bringing quality, festival-driven Latin American films to Spanish screens. We’re proud to also have co-produced ‘La Maternal’ and add ‘Los Reyes’ to our line-up.”
Los Reyes tells the story of five homeless children who make their way across Colombia to find a piece of land that one of their crew members inherited through a long land restitution process. The film uses natural actors and was made with the help of 300 extras and local people.
The film is written by award-winning Colombian director Laura Mora, whose previous projects include the semi-autobiographical film Killing Jesus, which premiered in Toronto in 2017. She has directed episodes of The Great Heist and The Green Frontier. for Netflix.
Los Reyes was produced by Ciudad Lunar and La Selva Cine in Colombia with international partners Iris Productions, Tu Vas Voir, Talipot Studio and Mer Films in collaboration with Caracol Televisión, Dago García Producciones and Exile Content.
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