'The Cannibal Club' Sells for Europe, North America (Exclusive)

International Film Festival Rotterdam
'The Cannibal Club'

Guto Parente's Brazilian satire, about a wealthy, and carnivorous, couple, premiered in Rotterdam and has just been accepted for Spain's Stiges fantasy festival.

Buyers are hungry for The Cannibal Club, Guto Parente's pitch-black satire about an ultra-wealthy couple in Brazil who literally eats the poor.

The feature, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival earlier this year, has sold across Europe, with Njutafilms taking Scandinavia, Neue Donau acquiring Germany and Austria and Matchbox Films picking up rights in the U.K. and Ireland. HBO Europe has snatched up The Cannibal Club for its territories in Eastern Europe.

Uncork'd Entertainment has picked up North American rights for the feature, which stars Ana Luiza Rios and Tavinho Teixeira, and Medallion Media has the film for Japan.

Germany's M-appeal, which is handling world sales for The Cannibal Club, has several other territories in negotiation.

Since its Rotterdam premiere, The Cannibal Club has been slowly building buzz on the fantasy film circuit and was just picked for Spain's prestigious Sitges festival in October. The movie has enjoyed rave reviews, including from The Hollywood Reporter, which called it a "nicely nasty caricature of Brazil's ultra-decadent, ultra-wealthy ... that seems designed not only to titillate programmers and aficionados of horror/cult-oriented festivals but also to snag possible Hollywood attention."