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IDFA ’12: Taskovski Films picks up Lat Am docs

London-based sales outfit Taskovski Films has picked up two Latin American docs at IDFA: Mercedes Moncada's Magic Words (to break a spell) (pictured) and Patricia Correa and Valentina Mac-Pherson's The Women and the Passenger.
November 22, 2012

London-based sales outfit Taskovski Films has picked up two Latin American docs at IDFA: Mercedes Moncada’s Magic Words (to break a spell) (pictured) and Patricia Correa and Valentina Mac-Pherson’s The Women and the Passenger.

Magic Words (to break a spell) is a Guatemalan/Mexican/Nicaraguan coproduction from Spanish-Nicaraguan Moncada, screening at IDFA in Amsterdam in the Reflecting Images – Masters selection.

The film is billed as offering an emotional perspective of the revolution in Nicaragua, and is the director’s fourth film. It comes backed by the IDFA Fund and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund.

Meanwhile, Chilean doc The Women and the Passenger is currently screening at IDFA in the competition for mid-length documentary. The doc offers reflections on love and experience from a number of maids working at a motel often used for quick sexual encounters.

The acquisitions come with Taskovski Films increasing its focus on the Lat Am market. Company founder Irena Taskovski will be attending Ventana Sur, Doc Meeting Argentina and La Habana Film Festival over the coming year, and says the next key focus for her indie will be the Asian market.

Check out the trailer for The Women and the Passenger below:

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