Recently, Venice winner ‘El Gran Movimiento’ is being picked up for UK Distribution by Sovereign. Sovereign Film Distribution recently acquired UK and Ireland rights for El Gran Movimiento. It recently won the special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival. The movie screens at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The movie is nominated for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize. It is also being nominated at New York Film Festival in September.
Everything About ‘El Gran Movimiento’-
In this movie, there is a young man who arrives in the city after traveling seven days on foot. His continued bad health makes him seek alternative methods of rejuvenation. In the film, the collision of nature and urbanization is shown. The cast of the film is Julio Cézar Ticona, Max Bautista Uchasara, Francisca Arce de Aro, Israel Hurtado and Gustavo Milán. Russo one of the directors of the movie gives his opinion about the film. He expresses his feelings,” I wanted to make a film about La Paz, with characters who could provide a singular point of view upon the city. I found these characters in Elder, a young miner, and in Max, a tramp whose peculiar positions in the society allowed me to observe the city as a whole, to see its systems, architecture, and changes.
Freely inspired by their lives, I imagined this story of illness and healing to take us into the heart of the social fabric of this city and reveal the lives of its invisible.” This statement of his signifies how the movie’s concept is made. The film is produced by Kiro Russo and Pablo Paniagua at Socavón Cine, Alexa Rivero at Altamar Films, in association with Dan Wechsler at Bord Cadre films, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Miguel Angel Peñaloza, Andreas Roald at Sovereign Films and the Doha Film Institute. World Sales are handled by Belgian outfit Best Friend Forever. This is all about the movie.
All about Sovereign-
Sovereign is specialized in distributing different auteur-driven feature movies. Recently, they acquire Radu Jude’s Berlin Golden Bear winner, ” Bad luck banging or Lonny Porn”. It also acquires Cannes Jury Prize won movies like Memoria. Sovereign is going to release three films once they will receive their UK premiere at BFI London Film Festival in October.
The CEO of sovereign also expresses his thoughts about the ‘El Gran Moviemento’. He says,”’ El Gran Movimiento’ is a striking film, atmospheric and profound, from a truly unique and original artist. Sovereign is thrilled to support writer/director Kiro Russo’s talent and bring his film to the U.K. and Irish audiences”.