By Carlos Aguilar | SydneysBuzz February 1, 2014 at 5:05PM
Buenos Aires-based International Sales Company Film Sharks will be present in Berlin with an incredibly eclectic lineup that includes animation, some of the most successful Latin American films of the past year, an even an Oscar Foreign Language submission.
Directed by Alberto Mar
A new animated film from Anima Estudios, the Mexican animation company that produced the successful Top Cat film, which has gross close to $14.7 million worldwide. Based upon the classic L. Frank Baum books, the film will infuse the well-known universe with its own characters and an original storyline. FilmSharks will be showing a Promo Reel in Berlin as the film is still in production expecting to be finished in the next few months.
The Mystery of Happiness (El Misterio de la Felicidad)
Directed by Daniel Burman
Santiago and Eugenio are more than friends, they are life long business partners. They understand each other without words, they care for each other, they
need each other. One day Eugenio disappears without leaving any clues behind. Santiago immediately notices his absence, but only realizes what have
happened when Eugenio's wife, Laura, lost and hopeless assures him that Eugenio has left. Santiago and Laura begin a journey in order to find him and end
up discovering that they prefer to stay together in this quest rather than finding out where he is or what has happened to him. A film about love, but goes
beyond it, it pushes boundaries, it explores the idea of loyalty and estrangement , and it definitely puts dreams over long lost promises.
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland's Official Oscar Submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences.
Punctuated with humor, OF HORSES AND MEN is an affectionate, yet unflinching portrait of a remote valley community as seen from the horses' perspective.
The Noble Family (Nosotros Los Nobles)
Directed Gaz Alazraki
Highest Grossing Mexican Film of All Time!
When successful construction Mogul, Herman Noble realizes his children are spoiled beyond redemption, he stages the company bankruptcy and seizure of all
their assets. And tricks them into believing they are fugitives from the law. He moves them into their grandfather's dilapidated home in a poor
neighborhood and makes them do something none of them have ever done before... work.
Mis-Fits (Working Title)
Directed by L.D. Napier
Starring Freida Pinto and Guy Pearce, Mis-Fits narrates the misadventures of a Brooklyn 'necro-detective', whose job is to encounter the whereabouts of lost or dead relatives.
Directed by Pancho Rodriguez
After directing his massively successful debut feature, Eugenio Derbez returns to the screen starring in Abracadaver a thriller with black comedy tones (Ocean’s Eleven meets Crimen Ferpecto) by the director of Buena Vista’s Box Office Hit, Calling an Angel.
Directed by Matias Gueilburt
Starring Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir the film tells the story of Jesus Ontiveros, a retired sicario (hit man), has been released from prison after 20 years willing to leave behind his violent past. However, the appearance of his brother Pepe, the most popular narcocorrido singer, forces him to do one last job: to save his brother from the powerful man that commands half of Mexico.
Written by Andres Gelos
In a dying planet, beneath a thick ice shell, a huge submarine city travels across the pan-ocean. Its citizens prepare themselves for the exodus to the new world. Ratio, a seabed driller, uncovers the plan to sacrifice the first ships, which will fracture the ice shell so that only the ship carrying the society's elite will manage to go through it. After being accused of being a traitor, Ratio is rescued by Lania. She is an earth-bound, she belongs to a society of outcasts who live hidden inside a volcano. Ratio and Lania attempt to attach a ship carrying earth-bounds like a remora to the exodus ship in order to escape from the ice world in search for their destiny at the opposite end of the galaxy: a small blue planet with only one sun and only one satellite, where dinosaurs still prevail.
Directed by Santiago Segura
The Ultimate in Bizarre is back, considered today one of the biggest European Franchises by far. Theatrically worth over $140 million and sold in over 45 countries.