(June 3, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – Warner Independent Pictures and Alfonso Cuaron’s Esperanto Filmoj will distribute “Duck Season,” the award-winning feature film debut of Fernando Eimbcke, in North America in all media in 2006. “Duck Season” takes you into one particular Sunday morning in the lives of two fourteen-year old boys, Flama and Moko. With their neighbor Rita and pizza delivery boy Ulises, they create their own adventures to overcome their boredom. “Duck Season” explores the loneliness of childhood, the effects of divorce and the curious power of love and friendship. Winner of numerous awards, including an unprecedented 11 Ariel Awards, the film was produced by Christian Valdelievre, Lulú Productions and Cinepantera and executive produced by Jaime Ramos and stars Enrique Arreola, Daniel Miranda, Diego Cataño and Danny Perea. “We are excited to establish a relationship with Fernando Eimbcke, who we think is a striking new filmmaker. Alfonso has a great eye for talent and his support of the film will make it a perfect collaboration,” said Mark Gill, President of Warner Independent Pictures. "Fernando Eimbcke gave me the most precious gift: as the film ended I felt the exhilarating urgency to make a film. And why not? He makes it seem very simple; all you need is an apartment, two boys, a girl and a pizza delivery man," said Cuaron. “Because Esperanto Films believes in cinema as a universal language that transcends cultural boundaries, we are honored take part in the release of ‘Duck Season.’” The deal was negotiated by Paul Federbush, SVP of Production and Acquisitions at Warner Independent Pictures, Andrew Kramer, EVP Business Affairs at Warner Independent and Rosanne Korenberg and Doug Stone of Traction Media who are producers reps on the film. Funny Balloons is the foreign sales company.
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