Sundance: Immigrant Love Story 'I Carry You With Me' Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

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'I Carry You With Me'

Norman Lear executive produced the movie from director Heidi Ewing.

Sony Pictures Classic is partnering with Stage 6 Films for worldwide rights to the immigration love story I Carry You With Me, which is set to be released later this year.

Based on a true story, I Carry You With Me is a decades-spanning romance that begins in Mexico between two young men, an aspiring chef and a teacher. Their lives restart in incredible ways as societal pressure propels the couple to make the treacherous journey to New York with dreams, hopes and memories in tow.

Armando Espitia, Christian Vázquez and Michelle Rodríguez star in the pic. 

I Carry You With Me, from director Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), premiered in the ongoing Sundance Film Festival's NEXT section. Ewing co-wrote the project with Alan Page Arriaga and produced with Mynette Louie. Norman Lear executive produced the movie alongside Brent Miller, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman and Michael Heimler.

"I’m simply over the moon to collaborate with Sony Pictures Classics on my narrative debut," Ewing said Tuesday in a statement. "I’ve admired their deft releases of great films like Call Me by Your Name, Amour, A Fantastic Woman and Pain and Glory and know that they will bring this love story to audiences worldwide with great care."

Added Louie: "I knew early on that Sony Classics would be a great fit for our film, and I'm gratified that our U.S.-Mexico co-production will get a proper theatrical release to showcase the incredible work of our Mexican cast and crew.”

CAA Media Finance packaged and represented the film at Sundance.