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CANNES: SXSW Winner '10.000 KM' Gets U.S. Distribution

Broad Green Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution and international sales rights for love story "10.000 KM" from Visit Films.

BGP has re-engaged Visit to present the title to international distributors in Cannes.

The film follows two young lovers, portrayed by Natalia Tena ("Game of Thrones," "Harry Potter") and David Verdaguer, as the woman leaves Barcelona for a yearlong work opportunity in Los Angeles. The story tracks the two as they cling to their relationship by video chats, phone calls and email.

The film, a Lastor Media Production in co-production with La Panda, was shot in Barcelona. Carlos Marques-Marcet directed from a script he co-wrote with Clara Roquet.

In March, Tena and Verdaguer won the acting duo award at South by Southwest following the film's world premiere for their performances as a couple separated by 10,000 kilometers.

Variety's Justin Chang gave the film, previously titled "Long Distance," a strong review as a "beautifully acted love story."

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