Sundance Prizewinner ‘Gaucho Gaucho’ Lands at Charades for International Sales; Clip Unveiled (EXCLUSIVE)

By Elsa Keslassy

Paris-based sales house Charades has acquired international sales rights to Argentinian Western-Inspired documentary “Gaucho Gaucho” which earned a Sundance Jury Prize in January and recently played at CPH:DOX. 

Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, the duo behind the box office hit ‘The Truffle Hunters,’ “Gaucho Gaucho” explores the story of a community of cowboys and cowgirls in Northern Argentina living outside of the modern world.

Produced by Dweck and Kershaw for Beautiful Stories Productions, the film is shot in black-and-white and celebrates the beauty and passion of a group of skilled Argentine cowboys and cowgirls, known as gauchos.

“Gaucho Gaucho” has been praised international critics, including Variety’ Guy Lodge who described the film as a “perfectly framed,” “loving, visually resplendent documentary” that “gives the Argentine cowboy community ample space to bond and merge.”

Charades’ co-founder Carole Baraton said the company was “very proud to bring this special masterpiece from Michael and Gregory which is a great continuity of their work after ‘Truffle Hunters.'”

“With this new stunning cinematic experience, they are proving themselves to become the hunters of wilderness , freedom, and the secret for happiness,” Baraton continued.

The filmmakers said Charades has “proven to be arbiters of taste and work relentlessly to bring daring cinema to large audiences around the world.” “Together, we are well on our way to finding elite distribution partners who are passionate about making ‘Gaucho Gaucho’ a global cinema event,” the pair continued. 

Dweck and Kershaw took two years to film and edit the 143 shots featured in “Gaucho Gaucho.”

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