Latido Films reportedly acquires international sales rights to ‘Born a King’

Mon, 2019-12-02 16:45

DUBAI: According to Variety, Spanish agency Latido Films has
acquired international sales rights to “Born a King,”
the Agustí Villaronga-directed movie, which premiered in Saudi
Arabia and the UAE in September, that tells the story of a young
King Faisal Al-Saud during his trip to the UK on a diplomatic
mission.

Latido Films’ director Antonio Saura and international sales
head Juan Torres will introduce the movie to select buyers from all
over the world at Ventana Sur, a Latin American film market
organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts
(INCAA) and Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival, which kicks
off on Dec. 2.

“I’m very happy to give the world sales rights on the film
to Latido, a Spanish company that defends good cinema and, headed
by Antonio Saura, will grow in the future into one of the
independent cinema specialists of greatest international reach,”
said the film’s producer Andrés Vicente Gómez as per
Variety.

“This is Latido’s first collaboration with Agustí
Villaronga – one of the most admired film directors in Spain, a
creative, inventive talent that knows like very few how to portray
the complexity of the human mind,” quipped Saura. “And with
Andrés Vicente Gómez, one of Spain’s legendary film
producers,” he added.

The UK-Spanish co-production, which stars Ed Skrein and
“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” actress Hermione Cornfield,
is the first big international feature to shoot in Riyadh.

Set in 1919, the film was partly shot in Riyadh and Diriyah, and
sees a teenage Faisal, later to become king of Saudi Arabia, as the
young hero sent by his father to lead negotiations in London aged
13 with the fate of his nation resting on his shoulders.

It cost almost $20 million to make and has since racked up $4.2
million since its premiere in the Middle East. 

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Latido Films reportedly acquires international sales rights to ‘Born a King’