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VENEZUELAN BEAUTIES CHARMS ARTSPLOITATION FILMS
Artsploitation Films Acquires Venezuelan comedy 3 Beauties at Berlin Film Festival
Berlin, Germany (February 16, 2015) – Artsploitation Films (www.artsploitation.com) has signed an all-rights deal for North America with Ida Martins’ Media Luna New films for Carlos Caridad-Montero‘s biting pageant satire 3 Beauties (3 Bellezas). The deal was signed at the Berlin Film Festival.
Screenwriter-director Caridad-Montero’s dark comedy, which spoofs Venezuela’s national obsession with beauty pageants (600 held annually), centers around a single mother of two young girls and a boy and her manic determination to have one of her girls become a beauty queen….at all costs! In a style reminiscent of early Pedro Almodóvar and Alex de la Iglesia, the story follows demented mother who, in her view of the world, offers her girls such helpful advice on the necessity of plastic surgery, “A plastic flower never withers,” and the need to win at all costs, “A Miss has no friends.” As the teens compete against each other at a pageant, the mother soon finds that winning at all costs has its price.
Murray said, “3 Beauties is a laugh out loud gem! Funny, bitingly insightful and a pleasure from beginning to end. While not our typical genre offering, I love this film and am sure we will find a wide, appreciative audience for this comedy.” Martins commented, “Artsplotation is a great match for 3 Beauties in the USA. Obsession with beauty and plastic surgery is a hot universal topic and this film depicts it with a strong, intelligent sense of humor. Ray Murray will certainly build the release strategy with the sensibility the film merits.”
The film world premiered at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival last October. Artsploitation plans an extensive festival run and a limited theatrical followed by DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD later in the year. The deal was negotiated by Artsploitation Film’s president Raymond Murray and Media Luna’s president Ida Martins.