Sovereign has acquired the UK and Ireland distribution of “The Great Move”, Venice Winner
Recently, the Venice winner ‘The Big Move’ is being selected by Sovereign for UK distribution. Sovereign Film Distribution recently acquired the UK and Ireland rights to The Big Move. It recently won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Movie screens at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film is nominated for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award. It’s also being nominated at the New York Film Festival in September.
All about ‘The Great Movement’-
In this film there is a young man who arrives in the city after traveling seven days on foot. His continued poor health makes him seek alternative methods of rejuvenation. The film shows the collision of nature and urbanization. The cast of the film is made up of Julio Cézar Ticona, Max Bautista Uchasara, Francisca Arce de Aro, Israel Hurtado and Gustavo Milan. Russo one of the directors of the film gives his opinion on the film. He expresses his feelings”, he wanted to make a film about La Paz, with characters that could provide a singular point of view about the city. I found these characters in Elder, a young miner, and in Max, a drifter whose peculiar positions in society allowed me to observe the city as a whole, to see its systems, architecture and changes.
Freely drawing inspiration from their lives, I envisioned this story of illness and healing to take us into the heart of the social fabric of this city and reveal the lives of its unseen people.” This statement of his signifies how the concept of the film is made. The film is produced by Kiro Russo and Pablo Paniagua at Socavón Cine, Alexa Rivero at Altamar Films, in association with Dan Wechsler at Bord Cadre films, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Miguel Angel Peñaloza, Andreas Roald at Sovereign Films, and the Doha Film Institute. Worldwide sales are handled by the Belgian team Best Friend Forever. This is all about the movie.
All about Sovereign-
Sovereign is specialized in the distribution of different auteur feature films. They recently acquired Radu Jude’s Berlin Golden Bear winner ”Bad luck banging or Lonny Porn”. It also acquires films that have won the Cannes Jury Prize as a Memory. Sovereign is going to release three films once they receive their UK release in BFI London Film Festival in October.
The CEO of Soberano also expresses his opinion about ‘El Gran Moviemento’. He says: “’The Great Movement’ is a powerful, atmospheric and profound film from a truly unique and original artist. Sovereign is delighted to support the talents of writer/director Kiro Russo and bring his film to British and Irish audiences.”