GUADALAJARA, Mexico — In line with its mandate to accumulate movies that discover present-day, topical points, main Latin American gross sales company FiGa Movies has snagged all worldwide rights to Samuel Kishi Leopo’s immigrant drama “Los Lobos.”
“It’s a privilege to proceed our collaboration with Mr. Kishi Leopo,” mentioned FiGa’s Sandro Fiorin. “We labored collectively on his first characteristic “Somos Mari Pepa” [“We Are Mari Pepa”] and his new one is simply as contemporary and heartfelt,” he famous.
Impressed by Kishi Leopo’s personal childhood recollections of coming to the U.S. along with his younger mom and brother underneath the pretext of visiting Disneyland, “Los Lobos” activates two brothers, ages 5 and 7, who’re taken to New Mexico by their mom. Left at residence whereas their mom works, the pair look out from a window onto a world inhabited by Latino and Asian immigrants. Seeing them alone a lot of the day, an previous Chinese language couple takes them underneath their wing.
Shot in English, Spanish and Chinese language in Guadalajara and Albuquerque, New Mexico, “Los Lobos” is now in publish and plans for a world premiere are forthcoming, in keeping with Fiorin, who mentioned he noticed a tough minimize a couple of weeks in the past and was captivated by Kisha Leopo’s new mission.
“Samuel is a treasure, a whole artist; ‘Los Lobos’ has that distinctive Mexican soul that’s irresistible,” he mentioned.
“We all know that ‘Los Lobos’ is in good arms as a result of FiGa has a singular sensibility to acknowledge the expertise of Mexican creators and Sandro has been a fantastic good friend of our director, Samuel Kishi, since his collaboration in ‘Somos Mari Pepa,’” mentioned producer Inna Payan, of Animal de Luz Movies.
“We belief that “Los Lobos” will resonate amongst audiences from completely different latitudes as a result of it reveals, from the angle of two kids, the difference strategy of a Mexican household in an unknown nation, and on the identical time observes the emotional displacement skilled by Latino newcomers in the USA,” she added.
Based by Payan in 2011, Animal de Luz’s credit embody immigrant drama “La Jaula de Oro,” co-produced with Machete Prods.; Everardo Gonzalez’s harrowing documentary “La Libertad del Diablo”; and Beatriz Sanchis’ “Todos Estan Muertos.”