Variety announces “Island City’, by Sérgio Machado

“Island City,” the latest film from “Lower City” director Sérgio Machado, has been acquired for international sales by Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based Cinema Management Group (CMG). The project was presented by Gullane as a Ventana Sur Work in progress in 2020, as CMG had been tracking the project all through production and post-production.

‘Island City’ is based on a story by contemporary writer Milton Hatoun, a three-time winner of Brazil’s Jabuti Prize it’s longest-running literary award and follows the captivating tale of three brothers who end up living under the same roof as middle brother Dalberto’s sensual new wife, Anaíra.

About the feature film, director Sérgio Machado says “Dalberto e Anaíra are like Adam and Eve in that their passion and love for each other is pure. But then come the temptations and complications of ‘civilization’ which ultimately is not civilized at all, corrupting the nature of man and woman”.

“Sérgio gives us an amazing captivating, new feature film”, said CMG President Edward Noeltner. “All the cast’s performances are deeply felt, and their characters are all hugely relatable, making this story set in the Amazon accessible to a worldwide audience that seeks quality cinema. We couldn’t be more excited to be introducing ‘Island City’to buyers in Cannes next month.”