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Latido Nabs World Sales Rights to Morena’s ‘Tales of the Lockdown’

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Madrid-based Latido Films has picked up worldwide gross sales rights to omnibus function “Relatos Con-fin-a-dos” (“Tales of the Lockdown”), produced by Spanish movie and TV home Morena Films.

Scheduled for a July three launch in Spain through Amazon Prime Video, “Tales” is making its world market premiere at Cannes Marché du Film Online.

Filmed throughout the COVID-19 lockdown in Spain, the 5 self-contained tales vary from a romantic comedy to a drama and a thriller, in addition to terror and darkish humor.

Produced by Morena’s Álvaro Longoria and Anna Saura, and Cecilia Gessa at Gessas Producciones, the “Tales” episode are directed by Fernando Colomo (“Isla Bonita,” “Tigres de papel,” “Alegre ma non troppo”), Álvaro Fernández-Armero (“Spanish Shame”), David Marqués (“Dioses y Perros”), Miguel Bardem (“Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission — Save the Planet”) and Juan Diego Botto (“En los márgenes”).

The tales topline 5 pair of actors: Luis Tosar (“Miami Vice”) and Maria Luisa Mayol (“Eye For an Eye”), Alvaro Rico (“Élite”) and Carlos Bardem (“Assassin’s Creed”), Manuela Velasco (“REC”) and Rafa Castejón (“Frozen Silence”), Alberto Ammann (“Narcos”) and Clara Méndez Leite (“Invader”) and Sara Sálamo (“Everybody Knows”) and Real Madrid soccer participant Isco Alarcón.

“These are five stories recorded in optimal technical conditions. Each one works separately but together they give you a highly interesting perspective on a whole generation,” stated Latido Films CEO Antonio Saura.

“Quarantine productions have a way of shooting that respects confinement. Thanks to technology and cell phones, it’s possible to shoot without leaving home,” stated Longoria. “Then you can also try to portray confinement in the script. That we haven’t done. The stories don’t deal explicitly with confinement but happen in confinement.”

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