Shoreline Picks Up Mexico's 'Sabina Rivas' and Paraguayan Thriller '7 Crates'

Films were spotted at Ventana Sur and San Sebastian Fest, deals signed right before Cannes.

BUENOS AIRES – Shoreline Entertainment has picked up world sales rights for Luis Mandoki’s La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas, and Paraguayan crime thriller 7 Crates, directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori.

Both deals were signed a week before Cannes, said Shoreline’s Executive VP Sam Eigen to THR. “The company’s plan is to hold off showing them to any distributors as we plan a festival/premier strategy. We’re very excited about both of them,” he added.

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An immigrant love story set in the violent Mexican-Guatemalan border, Sabina Rivas was spotted at Ventana Sur film market, where it was screened as a work in progress, said Shoreline’s Eigen to THR.

Directed by Mandoki -- who helmed Hollwyood pics like Trapped, Angel Eyes, and a remake of George Cukor’s Born Yesterday -- the film was produced by Churchill and Toledo S.A. and is starred by Mexican actor Joaquin Cosio alongside young Venezuelan stars Greisy Mena (Sabina) and Fernando Moreno (Jovany).

Paraguayan action thriller 7 Crates was noticed by Eigen at San Sebastian film fest last year, where the film won the Work in Progress section.

7 Crates was directed and produced by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori, in a co-prod effort with Synchro Image and Nephilim. Story is focused on Victor, played by Celso Franco, a 17 year old wheelbarrow leader in the Municipal Market Number 4 (a famous city marketplace in Asuncion), who takes a gig carrying 7 boxes of unknown content through the market, a dangerous and gloomy place where he is chased by both the police and local criminals for the unknown content he’s carrying.

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