SUNDANCE 2013: K5 Boards 'Mother of George' and 'Narco Cultura'

8:00 AM PST 01/21/2013 by Scott Roxborough

The German-U.K. operation will handle sales for Andrew Dosunmu's competition drama and the Shaul Schwarz-directed documentary.

K5 International has picked up international sales on two Sundance titles: Andrew Dosunmu's Mother of George, screening in the U.S. Narrative Competition section, and the Mexican drug war documentary Narco Cultura from director Shaul Schwarz.

Parts & Labor, the production outfit run by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy (Beginners), produced both films. CAA is handling North American sales for Narco Cultura.

Mother of George is the story of a Nigerian-American couple trying to conceive a baby. The feature is Nigerian-born director Dosunmu's follow up to his debut Restless City, which premiered in Sundance's NEXT section last year. Mother of George stars Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) and Isaach De Bankole (The Limits of Control).

Narco Cultura, from Israeli-born war photographer Schwarz, is a look at the Mexican drug cartels and the impact of their ongoing drug war on both sides of the Mexican-U.S. border. The documentary follows a Mexican crime scene investigator and, across the Rio Grande, a singer based in Los Angeles who composes ballads based on the exploits of the Narco gangsters.

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