Elephant Eye nabs rights to 'La Nana'

Sundance award winner set for fall release

Elephant Eye Films has acquired North American rights to Sebastian Silva's "La Nana" (The Maid), which will be released theatrically in the fall.

Written by Silva and Pedro Peirano, the film stars Catalina Saaverdra as a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

Gregorio Gonzalez served as executive producer on "La Nana," with Edgar San Juan, Issa Guerra and Sebastian Sanchez serving as association producers.

The film won the Dramatic World Cinema Grand Jury Prize and a Special Jury Prize for Saavedra's performance at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

It is the first narrative film acquired by Elephant Eye, headed by Kim Jose and David Robinson.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Jose and Robinson and Shoreline Entertainment's Sam Eigen.