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Film rights option of ‘Un hijo’ sold

Thursday 23 February 2017

The producers of Disney’s Ozzy, which was nominated for the Goya Award of the Best Animated Movie of 2017, are planning a film adaptation of the novel that won the National Prize of Childrens and YA Literature. They are thinking of something in the vein of A Monster Calls (2017 Goya Award for Best Film), with a fantasy twist.

UN HIJO is a beautifully written short and singular romance that has been called the new Little Prince, an absolute must-read modern fable.


William has apparently nothing in common with his classmates. He is a very especial child, he is only nine, and he already knows he wants to be Mary Poppins when he grows older. He seems to be a happy child who loves reading, always smiles and has great imagination; but he hides a mystery. Manuel is his father, an aerial engineer in crisis after having been fired from his job. His mother, Amanda Willet, is absent, but he believes, as told by his father, that she has moved to Dubai to work as airhostess. We also get to know Maria, an infantile psychologist who works at Will’s primary school, Sonia, his teacher, and his only friend in the new school: Nazia, engaged with an old man in Pakistan.

Alejandro Paloma’s Un Hijo is an extremely original story delicately written with tenderness and dedication. The carefully and very personally built voices of each of the characters and their unspoken words will unravel the mystery that the story presents in an easy and agile narration full of visual scenes. It is a sad story made fresh and addictive.

Rights sold to: Spain (La Galera), Portugal (Presença), Holland (Van Halewyck), Italy (Neri Pozza), Turkish (Final)

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