Distribution company FiGa Films has acquired worldwide release rights to the Dominican/Mexican/Argentinian co-produced drama, titled “Dolares de Arena” (“Sand Dollars”) a Dominican Republic-set drama that follows the long-time relationship between “a beautiful and impoverished young local girl and her wealthy European lover, which is put to the test as issues of class, inequality and exploitation rise to the surface,” as the press release states.
Directed and produced by Dominican couple Laura Amelia Guzman and Israel Cardenas, the film is based on the novel “Les Dollars des Sables” by Jean-Noel Pancrazi, and stars Geraldine Chaplin and Yanet Mojica as the older European woman and the yound Dominican girl.
Ricardo Ariel Toribio rounds out the starring cast.
DR’s Aurora Dominicana, Mexico’s Canana Films and Argentina’s Rei Cine co-produced the drama which made its world premiere at TIFF earlier this month.
No release dates are available yet.