TENTACULOS | Sales Agency

TENTACULOS FILMS is an independent sales company specialised in the international distribution of Latin American films. The audiovisual sector looks towards Latin territory, talent emerges from all over the continent and productions show at important festivals.

The time has come: with hard work, passion and time, at TENTACULOS FILMS we are fighting to position Latin American cinema where it deserves to be at an international level. We bridge Latin American talent with the rest of the world with the objective of making the international journey an easy and quick one.

Meet us at: distribucion@tentaculosfilms.com

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THE SPECIAL
Especial

TRAILER

VENEZUELA
2019

Drama
91 min.

Production Companies EL DORADO FILMS (Venezuela) / DIVARTE CINE(Venezuela) / SOMOS FILMS (EEUU)

Synopsis
Chuo (23) is a young Down syndrome who wants to be treated as an adult man. His father José (45), a frustrated alcoholic percussionist, doesn’t know how to handle the need for love from his special child. While Chuo successfully expresses himself in arts, José keep on rejecting him and ends up being the one who needs to be taken care of.

Script and Direction: Ignacio Márquez
Executive Production: José Antonio Varela / Ignacio Márquez / Luis Villanueva / Thaelman Urgelles
Cinematography: Amanda Pérez
Production Design: MatíasTikas
Sound Design: Marco Salaverría
Music: Alfredo Naranjo
Edition: Ignacio Márquez

Festivals & Markets
Chicago International Film Festival (USA) – Silver Hugo in New Directors Competition
Bahamas International Film Festival (Bahamas)
Toronto Black Film Festival (Canada)
Chennai International Film Festival (India) – World Cinema Competition
Ottawa Black Film Festival (Canada)
ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York (USA)


BEFORE OBLIVION
Antes del olvido

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MÉXICO / COLOMBIA
Drama
103 min.

A film by: Iria Gómez Concheiro (Dimelo que sientes, Morelia IFF)

Synopsis
Facing the threat of an eviction, the tenants of a vecindad (low-income tenement house) join in solidarity to come out of their self-absorption and fight for a common cause.

Festivals & Markets
Morelia IFF
Guanajuato IFF – Best Mexican Feature

Worldwide (except Mexico)

TODAY, MATCH AT 3
Hoy partido a las 3

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ARGENTINA
Drama
90 min.

A film by: Clarisa Navas ( Las Mil y Una, Berlin Panorama 2020)

Synopsis
During the afternoon siesta in Litoral, a north eastern coastal region of Argentina, members of the female soccer team ‘The Indomitables’ await the commencement of the local women’s soccer tournament. During this time, all sorts of events unfold: conflicts of love, politics and even the rain threaten the one thing for which these women unite; to play soccer at any cost.

Festivals & Markets
BAFICI – Best Actress
Lima IFF
Biarritz FF

THE OTHER SUMMER
El otro verano

TRAILER

ARGENTINA
Drama
70 min.

A film by: Julián GiulianelliPuentes (Busan IFF)

Synopsis
Rodrigo (42) lives near the mountains, in Córdoba. He manages rental huts for tourists. Summer is about to begin. Rodrigo knows Juan (17), a boy recently arrived at the town from Buenos Aires. Rodrigo offers accommodation in exchange for help in refurbishing the cabins. Rodrigo teaches him to play the guitar, he includes him little by little in his stuffs. The relationship between them is strengthened. Something of the past will be revealed, which will definitely change their lives.

36 HOURS
36 Horas

TRAILER

ARGENTINA
Drama
96 min.

A film by: Néstor Mazzini

Synopsis
Pedro is trapped in an unresolved divorce conflict and struggling with a cycle of debts. The day before his young daugther’s birthday,
he is threatened by a money lender who sets him a payday deadline. Pedro is cornered by his own thoughts and beliefs and by the system, he is running out of time.

Festivals & Markets
Valladolid IFF

About Us

Ruben Rojo
International Sales
Ruben has been working in the audiovisual sector for over two decades in Latin America and Europe. His experience has focused on international coproductions in participation with several producers in Spain, France, Germany, Mexico and Japan.

Guillaume Kervern
Festivals & Sales
An agency collaborator who works as a strategy consultant for distribution and marketing. A professional from France with severalyears sales experience from roles with prestigious companies such as Canal+ and Wild Bunch.

Hideto Homma
Head of Marketing
Hideto Homma has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a Master in Film Business, Distribution and Marketing. At the beginning of his career he produced and distributed several fiction short, as well as several video clips, animated series and documentaries.

News

THE SPECIAL by Ignacio Márquez at ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York City

We are proud to announce that THE SPECIAL by Ignacio Márquez is part of the selection of the 13th ReelAbilities Film Festival in New York, running April 29-May 5, 2021.

ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually across the New York metropolitan area.

Please have a look at the Hollywood Reporter article on the 2021 selection: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/maggie-gyllenhaals-best-summer-ever-musical-to-open-reelabilities-film-festival-exclusive
For more info, visit: https://reelabilities.org/newyork/

Chicago International Film Festival – Silver Hugo in New Directors Competition

Tentáculos Films is glad to announce that our film THE SPECIAL by Ignacio Márquez won the Silver Hugo in New Directors Competition at 56th Chicago International Film Festival (October 14-25 2020).

The jury declared: «Because of its highly atmospheric and multisensory cinematic universe, immersing us in the world on the quest for understanding the development of a unique relationship between a father and a son, this coming of age movie not only deals with confidence and a sense of humor the difficult issues of disability, trauma and acceptance, but also has a soundscape filled with brilliant Latin Jazz tracks that sets a tone of masterful performances. »



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