Toronto: Filmax Acquires Lucia Alemany’s ‘The Innocence’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Madrid — Barcelona-based Filmax has acquired world sales rights to “La Innocencia” (“The Innocence”), an uncompromising rites of passage feature which has been sparking good buzz over the summer off sneak previews in Spain.

An integrated film-tv production-distribution-sales operation, Filmax will also handle the film’s Spanish distribution.

Filmax’s Ivan Díaz will introduce “The Innocence” to buyers at a private screening at Toronto before it world premieres in competition at San Sebastian’s New Directors section, the Spanish festival’s main sidebar.

The feature debut of Spain’s Lucía Alemany confirms yet another talent-to-track young woman director based or trained in Barcelona.

Featuring Sergi López, Laia Marull and network À Punt, and Catalan public broadcaster TV3 and the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (Icec).

Penned by Laia Soler and Alemany, and drawing heavily on Alemany’s own experiences, “The Innocence” kicks off with a knowing portrait of Lis, 15, hanging out
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