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Sony Classics acquires US rights of Mother and Child

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the United States rights of Rodrigo García‘s Mother and Child from WME Global.


The film debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was actively pursued by several US distributors.


The deal actually came together shortly after Toronto but took some time to close and marks yet another late buy out of the festival where at the time few deals actually took place.


Mother and Child stars Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington in three parallel stories that come together to emphasis the bond between mother and child. 


"We have known Rodrigo García for a long time," said Sony Pictures Classics jointly in a statement, "first as the cinematographer of ‘Mi Vida Loca‘ in the early ‘90s, then as a writer and director, and have always been impressed with his incredible skill at creating roles for actors, especially for women.


"With Mother and Child, Rodrigo has managed to define characters that allow for career best performances for all of the actors he has cast in a film that we feel will connect with people all over the US We are excited to be working with him, his remarkable cast and his producers Julie Lynn and Lisa Maria Falcone."

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