Latido Films has picked up international sales rights to the upcoming Spanish animated feature Girl and Wolf.
Here are the details of the pick-up, which was announced last week during Cartoon Movie:
- The film is the directorial debut of Roc Espinet, an animator, director, and comic book artist from Barcelona, Spain. It is based on his graphic novel of the same name.
- The synopsis of the project: “Girl and Wolf is an animated feature film for a young adult public… It tells the story of Paula, an innocent girl who lives in a medieval village attacked by wolves. Paula will have to face dark childhood traumas, soulless hunters, magical wild spirits, and an ancient pack of wolves.”
- Espinet’s animation résumé includes Birdboy: The Forgotten Children and the short film Decorado, both directed by renowned Spanish animator Alberto Vázquez, as well as HBO’s Deadly Class and Amazon’s Niko and the Sword. An early trailer for Girl and Wolf first came to our attention in 2016 (watch it below).
- Currently in development, the feature was pitched at Cartoon Movie, which was held in Bordeaux, France last week. It is produced by Xosé Zapata at Sygnatia Films and Álex Cervantes at Hampa Studio.
- Sygnatia is behind the Annecy-winning Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles and part of that film’s production team has moved to Girl and Wolf. Hampa also worked on Buñuel, and it also animated the 1960s counterculture drama Black is Beltza. Latido Films handled international rights for Buñuel.
- Antonio Saura, CEO of Latido Films, is quoted by Variety as saying he’s happy to be “working with the brave team behind the successful Buñuel.” He adds, “Another key point is having seen Roc Espinet’s passion and talent. The graphic novel is a masterpiece, and the screen adaptation captures all the innuendos of what is much more than a coming of age story for the family; it links the film with a great tradition of classic adventure films with a really complex and fascinating female character.”
Latido’s pick-up of the film’s sales rights was first reported by Variety.