Sony Photos Classics has acquired U.S. rights to the upcoming animated function They Shot The Piano Participant from Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, two of the administrators from the Oscar-nominated Chico & Rita (2010).
The deal was negotiated with the movie’s gross sales agent Movie Constellation and included rights to different key territories together with Canada, Latin America, Scandinavia, India, the Center East, Turkey, and Southeast Asia apart from Taiwan and South Korea.
They Shot the Piano Participant tells the story of a New York music journalist who units out to search out the reality behind the tragic disappearance of younger Brazilian piano virtuoso Tenorio Jr.
Seen throughout an Annecy work-in-progress session final 12 months, the movie is pitched as a celebration of the Latin music motion bossa nova and proposes a snapshot of a fleeting interval of inventive freedom at a turning level within the area’s historical past – the Sixties and ’70s – simply earlier than the continent was overrun by totalitarian regimes.
Jeff Goldblum narrates the movie which options Brazilian musicians João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Vinicius de Moraes, and Paulo Moura.
Utilizing a digital second approach, the movie will ship scenes in a spread of types and palettes relying on the narrative tone. For interviews, the artwork can be clear and coloured with on a regular basis hues, whereas the Rio de Janeiro-set bossa nova scenes will function extra explosive colours.
The movie is produced by Cristina Huete at Spain’s Trueba PC, Serge Lalou at France’s Les Movies d’Ici (Josep), Janneke van de Kerkhof at Dutch firm Submarine, and Portugal’s Humberto Santana. Government producers are Nano Arrieta of Atlantika and Fabien Westerhoff of London’s Movie Constellation, which financed the movie and can be promoting it to the remainder of the world at this 12 months’s Cannes market.