Buenos Aires-based Meikincine Entertainment has acquired international sales rights to Sabrina Campos’ first feature film, the Argentine drama ‘Ven a mi casa esta Navidad’ (‘Come to My Place This Christmas’).
After that, the film will be produced by Juan Pablo Miller at Tarea Fina, the Buenos Aires outfit whose hallmark of demanding, meticulously crafted films that win major festival awards and even worldwide arthouse distribution is known.
“Come to My Place This Christmas” tops Argentine actors Leonora Balcarce, whose credits include Lucrecia Martel’s “La Ciénaga,” Manuel Callau (“Gasoleros”) and Marita Ballesteros (Netflix original “La Corazonada”).
The film is about Inés, a single woman without children, who meets her brother’s in-laws on Christmas Eve. As the evening progresses, Inés feels the judgmental gaze of the other guests for being single in her 40s, which confronts her about her life choices and her place as a woman.
“Meikincine will start presenting the film at the main festivals in 2023,” said Meikincine director Lucía Meik. Variety.
Sabrina Campos’ first short film, “Salón Royale” (2011), graduated in visual and sound design, screened at more than 50 festivals and won more than 20 awards. Her latest short film, “Out of Season” (2017), had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. “Come to My Place This Christmas” marks her feature film debut.
Founded by Miller in 2009, Tarea Fina is the producer of Paula Hernández’ 2020 Argentine Oscar entry, “The Sleepwalkers,” a Prime Video acquisition for the US and Latin America provided by Meikincine.
Tarea Fina’s co-production ‘Las acacias’, directed by Pablo Giorgelli, was awarded the Camera d’Or for best first feature film at the 2011 Cannes festival.
Further high-profile international titles from Tarea Fina win the Best Film Award at Berlin Festival 2015’s Generation KPlus (“Natural Sciences”, by Matias Luchessi); the TCM Youth Award at the 2019 San Sebastian Festival (Ana Garcia Blaya’s “The Good Intentions”); and Best Picture at the 2019 Havana Film Festival (“The Sleepwalkers”).
Meikincine has previously worked internationally on Tarea Fina projects such as Mariano Biasin’s coming-of-age drama ‘Sublime’, a sidebar winner of the 2021 Ventana Sur Corte Final; Gaspar Scheuer’s “Delfin,” Natalia Smirnoff’s “La afinadora de árboles” (“Puzzle”), and Hernández’s “The Sleepwalkers” and her latest feature film, “Las Siamesas.”
Tarea Fina’s productions also include “Incident Light” by Ariel Rotter, which won the 2016 Argentine Academy Awards, winning for Best Picture, Director and Art Director.