Walter Salles’ ‘I’m Still Here’ Lands Distribution with Sony Classics in North America and Abroad

I'm Still Here (Magnolia Pictures)

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the rights to Walter Salles’ highly anticipated film, “I’m Still Here”, for North America and several international territories, including the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand. This marks a reunion between Salles and Sony Classics, who previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed “Central Station”.

“I’m Still Here” tells the powerful true story of Eunice Paiva, a woman who becomes an activist after her husband is captured by the military regime in Brazil in the 1960s.

Walter Salles’ ‘I’m Still Here’ (Magnolia Pictures)

The film stars Fernanda Montenegro and her daughter Fernanda Torres, both renowned Brazilian actresses. Salles has a personal connection to the story, having grown up in Brazil during the dictatorship era and being friends with the Paiva family.

The film is based on Marcelo Rubens Paiva’s memoir about his mother, Eunice Paiva, who was forced to reinvent herself after her husband’s disappearance.

Despite the danger, she campaigned tirelessly to find her husband and uncover the truth, eventually succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. The story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of activism in the face of oppression.

Sony Classics has acquired all rights for the territories mentioned, with the deal negotiated between SPC and CAA Media Finance. The film is expected to have a prestigious fall festival run and is highly regarded by arthouse buyers. With its powerful story and acclaimed cast and crew, “I’m Still Here” is poised to make a serious impact on the film world.