Cannes Festival: Filmax acquires international rights for three new titles

The company has acquired the international rights to director Alex Lora's feature "Unicorns," plus Álex De la Iglesia's "Four's A Crowd" and "Dear Grandma," the second feature from director Jabi Elortegi.

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Filmax has added three titles to its slate during the Cannes Film Market 2022: "Unicorn," "Dear Grandma," and " Four's A Crowd." The company has acquired the international rights to director Alex Lora's feature "Unicorns," considered the first fictional movie from the multi-award-winning director, editor and writer. The title tells the story of Isa, a young woman with a magnetic personality who's the perfect reflection of her generation: young people who want it all, even if that means risking ending up with nothing.

The company also obtained "Four's A Crowd," the new feature from the renowned, highly talented, and always original Spanish director, Álex De la Iglesia. The film is a wild, romantic comedy and a very personal reflection on human joy and misery, where nothing is as it seems and even a car-sharing app can become the new Tinder. Lastly, the company plans to present "Dear Grandma," the second feature from director Jabi Elortegi. The Basque comedy, in which the protagonist, Mikel, decides to accept the dubious invitation of Chelo, a long-lost relative, to make a radical change in his life and move to Argentina. Once there, he soon discovers that nothing is as he had been told, and to make matters worse, he finds himself obliged to stay after Chelo's mother suddenly wakes up from the catatonic state she's been in for years and confuses him with Juanito, her dead brother, and Mikel's grandfather.

"Unicorns" is produced by Valerie Delpierre, producer of some very successful titles, which have also done exceptionally well on the festival circuit, such as "Summer 1993" or "Schoolgirls." The title will debut alongside "Four's A Crowd," produced by Pokeepsie Films, Alex De la Iglesia's company, and Telecinco Cinema. It also boasts an all-star cast, including Alberto San Juan. He recently won a Goya for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘The People Upstairs,’ Ernesto Alterio, Blanca Suárez, and Rubén Cortada.

"Dear Grandma" is produced by Pausoka Entertainment and the Argentinean producers Prisma Cine and Oeste Films. The cast includes Joseba Usabiaga (Handia), Eduardo Blanco (Avellaneda’s Moon, Son of the Bride), Itziar Aizpuru, Ines Efron (XXY) and Laura Oliva.

Filmax will be presenting "Unicorns" for the first time at the Cannes film market this May, where buyers will be able to watch the first promo. The film is due to be completed by autumn 2022. Four's A Crowd will also be ready this year.  The title will also be presenting  "Dear Grandma" for the first time at the Cannes film market, where buyers will be able to watch the first promo. The film is due to be completed by July of this year.