The Cinema Guild has nabbed U.S. home video and VOD rights to Jose Luis Guerin’s “In the City of Sylvia.” It will be available for purchase next spring, via Cinema Guild’s home video label.
The film, which first premiered at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, and played in the New York Film Festival, tells the story of a young man who spends his afternoons sketching attractive women in an outdoor cafe during the summer. One afternoon, he sees what he thinks to be a woman he met several years before in the same city, and ventures off to confront his memory.
“We’re thrilled that our DVD label can be a home for films like ‘In the City of Sylvia,'” said Ryan Krivoshey, Director of Distribution for The Cinema Guild. “It’s a beautiful, radical work that’s sure to be embraced by many film lovers for many years to come.”
The deal was negotiated by Krivoshey and Gorka Bilbao of DeAPlaneta International.