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Latido Films, ‘Ane’ Director David Perez Sanudo Clinch Two-Picture Deal (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Madrid
variety.com
20.02.2024 / 07:43

Latido Films, ‘Ane’ Director David Perez Sanudo Clinch Two-Picture Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent In a coup for the Madrid-based sales agency, Latido Films has cliched a two picture deal with David Pérez Sañudo whose debut feature, “Ane,” repped by Latido, swept three Spanish Academy Goya Awards in 2021. Latido will take world sales rights on both titles. The move comes as Spanish sales companies battle to retain top-flight talent, increasingly in the crosshairs of international counterparts.

Filmax Closes ‘The Teacher Who Promised the Sea’ with Italy’s Officine Ubu (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Italy - India - Berlin - state Oregon - Israel
variety.com
19.02.2024 / 20:25

Filmax Closes ‘The Teacher Who Promised the Sea’ with Italy’s Officine Ubu (EXCLUSIVE)

Anna Marie de la Fuente Spanish indie film studio Filmax has sold sleeper hit “The Teacher who Promised the Sea” to Italy’s Officine Ubu following sales to Nachshon Films in Israel, Angel Films Scandinavia, India’s BookMyShow and airline rights to Encore Inflight. “The Teacher…” is based on the real story of Antoni Benaiges, an instructor from Catalonia who, back in 1935, was assigned to teach at a little village school in the province of Burgos.

‘The Devil’s Bath,’ Berlinale Competition Thriller From ‘Goodnight Mommy’ Duo, Sells to Key Markets for Playtime (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - Spain - New Zealand - Italy - Ireland - Ukraine - Russia - Austria - Japan - Berlin
variety.com
19.02.2024 / 11:19

‘The Devil’s Bath,’ Berlinale Competition Thriller From ‘Goodnight Mommy’ Duo, Sells to Key Markets for Playtime (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Playtime has had a busy EFM, where it’s locked a raft of major deals on “The Devil’s Bath,” a period psychological thriller in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. “The Devil’s Bath” is directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, the Austrian filmmaking duo behind “Goodnight Mommy.” Set in rural Austria in 1750, “The Devil’s Bath” stars Anja Plaschg, the up-and-coming singer and composer known as Soap & Skin. Plaschg plays Agnes, a young married woman who feels oppressed in her husband’s world, which is devoid of emotions and limited to chores and expectations.

Spanish TV Titles to Track at the Berlinale, From Raunchy Comedy to Gen Z Travails and Real Life Drama - variety.com - Spain - county Love
variety.com
19.02.2024 / 10:27

Spanish TV Titles to Track at the Berlinale, From Raunchy Comedy to Gen Z Travails and Real Life Drama

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent Series from Atresmedia TV, RTVE, Movistar Plus+, Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi (“La Mesías”), Zeta Studios (“Elite”) and director Carlota Pereda and Morena Films (behind Sundance hit “Piggy”) will unspool or be unveiled at the Berlinale. They underscore the breadth and depth of Spanish TV output: “Death to Love,” (“Que muera el amor,” Morena Films, Buendía Estudios) Carlota Pereda dazzled at Sundance with first feature, “Piggy.” Now, Pereda’s at the Berlinale Co-Pro Series on Feb.

Celine Song’s ‘Past Lives’ Follow-Up ‘Materialists’ Sells To Sony For International In Another Big EFM Deal; Dakota Johnson, Pedro Pascal & Chris Evans In Talks To Star - deadline.com - China - Russia - Japan - Virginia - Berlin - county Evans
deadline.com
18.02.2024 / 16:07

Celine Song’s ‘Past Lives’ Follow-Up ‘Materialists’ Sells To Sony For International In Another Big EFM Deal; Dakota Johnson, Pedro Pascal & Chris Evans In Talks To Star

EXCLUSIVE: After we broke news of the studio acquiring Margot Robbie starrer Big Bold Beautiful Journey, we can reveal that Sony Pictures has boarded another of the European Film Market’s most in-demand projects: Past Lives director Celine Song‘s next movie, Materialists, which A24 is selling.

Greek Filmmaker Yorgos Zois, Director of Berlinale Encounters Premiere ‘Arcadia,’ Developing Mystery-Drama Series ‘Play’ (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Greece - Berlin - city Athens
variety.com
18.02.2024 / 12:03

Greek Filmmaker Yorgos Zois, Director of Berlinale Encounters Premiere ‘Arcadia,’ Developing Mystery-Drama Series ‘Play’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Christopher Vourlias Greek filmmaker Yorgos Zois, who’s set to bow his sophomore feature, “Arcadia,” in the competitive Encounters strand of the Berlin Film Festival Feb. 18, is developing his first TV series. “Play” follows a lone cinephile who joins a mysterious group of strangers that reenact scenes from movies in real life.

Le Pacte, Film Factory Join Movistar Plus+ Title from ‘Marshland’ Director Alberto Rodríguez (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Berlin - county Buena Vista
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18.02.2024 / 07:45

Le Pacte, Film Factory Join Movistar Plus+ Title from ‘Marshland’ Director Alberto Rodríguez (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte and sales agency Film Factory have joined Spanish pay giant Movistar Plus on the next film from Alberto Rodríguez (“Marshland”), which is shaping up fast with as one of the biggest packages from Spain this year at the Berlinale’s European Film Market. Le Pacte will co-produce the thriller out of France and handle French distribution rights. Film Factory is launching international sales at Berlin.

How Novelist Christine Angot Came to Make a Film About Her Family’s Reaction to Revelation That Her Father Repeatedly Raped Her - variety.com - France - Berlin
variety.com
18.02.2024 / 07:45

How Novelist Christine Angot Came to Make a Film About Her Family’s Reaction to Revelation That Her Father Repeatedly Raped Her

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor In Christine Angot‘s documentary “A Family,” which premieres Sunday in the Encounters section of the Berlin Film Festival, the French novelist explores how various members of her family reacted to the revelation that she was repeatedly raped by her father from the age of 13. The film starts with a startling confrontation between Angot and her stepmother in Strasbourg, with Angot pushing her way into her stepmother’s apartment with a camera-person and proceeding to question the woman about Angot’s late father’s crimes and the wife’s view on that. Angot says that this incident was not planned at all.

Catherine Deneuve Movie ‘The President’s Wife’ Acquired for North America by Cohen Media Group (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - France - USA - Berlin
variety.com
17.02.2024 / 18:19

Catherine Deneuve Movie ‘The President’s Wife’ Acquired for North America by Cohen Media Group (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Cohen Media Group, the U.S. distribution company behind Matteo Garrone’s Oscar-nominated “Io Capitano,” has acquired North American rights to “The President’s Wife,” a biting movie starring Catherine Deneuve as the former first lady Bernadette Chirac. The deal closed during the European Film Market currently taking place and running alongside the Berlin Film Festival.

‘Sons of the Clouds’’ Alvaro Longoria Preps ‘The Sleeper’(EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - London - Italy - Madrid - Rome
variety.com
17.02.2024 / 17:53

‘Sons of the Clouds’’ Alvaro Longoria Preps ‘The Sleeper’(EXCLUSIVE)

Emiliano De Pablos Spain’s Morena, Mediacrest and Estrategia Audiovisual are joining forces with Italy’s Fandango on “The Sleeper,” a thriller doc following an alleged Caravaggio painting, directed by producer-helmer Álvaro Longoria. Rome-based Fandango also handles international sales rights.

‘Another End’ Star Gael García Bernal and Director Piero Messina Discuss the Central Question Behind the Berlin Drama: ‘What Happens After Death?’ - variety.com - Italy - Berlin - county Person
variety.com
17.02.2024 / 14:19

‘Another End’ Star Gael García Bernal and Director Piero Messina Discuss the Central Question Behind the Berlin Drama: ‘What Happens After Death?’

Nick Vivarelli International Correspondent Gael García Bernal and Renate Reinsve (“The Worst Person in the World”) star as lovers caught in an unusual bind in Italian director Piero Messina’s unconventional sci-fi film “Another End,” which is competing in Berlin. Set in a near-future when a new technology exists that can put the consciousness of a dead person back into a living body in an attempt to ease the grief of separation, the English-language film sees Bernal play Sal, a man who loses his wife. Reinsve plays Zoe, the woman who rents her body for the implantation of Bernal’s wife’s consciousness.

Brad Fuller-Produced Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Astronaut’ Starring Kate Mara Sells to U.K., Oz, Germany, Italy and More (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - Spain - New Zealand - Italy - Ireland - South Africa - Germany - Portugal - Greece - Berlin - Israel
variety.com
17.02.2024 / 14:19

Brad Fuller-Produced Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Astronaut’ Starring Kate Mara Sells to U.K., Oz, Germany, Italy and More (EXCLUSIVE)

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Highland Film Group has locked key territory deals for sci-fi thriller “The Astronaut” from “A Quiet Place” producer Brad Fuller Pic stars Kate Mara (“A Teacher”), Laurence Fishburne (“John Wick” films) and Gabriel Luna (“Terminator: Dark Fate”). The film wrapped shooting late last year in Ireland. “The Astronaut” has sold to Signature Entertainment for the U.K., Capelight Pictures for Germany, Blue Swan Entertainment for Italy, Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais for Portugal, DeAPlaneta for Spain, Spentzos Film for Greece, Cinemania Group for former Yugoslavia, Shoval Film Production for Israel, Falcon Films for the Middle East, Filmfinity for South Africa and Roadshow Films for Australia and New Zealand.

Filmax Secures ‘My Friend Eva,’ From ‘Truman’ Director Cesc Gay (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - Rome - Berlin
variety.com
17.02.2024 / 08:59

Filmax Secures ‘My Friend Eva,’ From ‘Truman’ Director Cesc Gay (EXCLUSIVE)

Callum McLennan Filmax has taken global distribution rights for “My Friend Eva,” the latest from Spanish director Cesc Gay whose ‘Truman’ proved a notable hit overseas, scoring substantial theatrical returns in several territories. Set against the backdrops of Barcelona and Rome, this romantic comedy boasts Nora Navas (“Libertad”) Juan Diego Botto (“The Suicide Squad”) and Rodrigo de la Serna (“Money Heist”). The film marks the ninth collaboration between Gay and producer Marta Esteban of Imposible Films, dating back to Gay’s breakout “Nico and Dani” and taking in “Truman.” The new film turns on Eva, 50, a married woman on the quest for passion whose life takes a dramatic turn after a serendipitous encounter in Rome.

‘Transition,’ a Documentary About a Trans Man Who Embeds With the Taliban in Afghanistan, Premieres Trailer (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - Jordan - Berlin - city Amsterdam - Afghanistan
variety.com
16.02.2024 / 17:13

‘Transition,’ a Documentary About a Trans Man Who Embeds With the Taliban in Afghanistan, Premieres Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Variety is premiering the trailer (below) for feature documentary “Transition,” which follows Australian filmmaker Jordan Bryon, a trans man, as he embeds with a Taliban unit as they retake control of Afghanistan. The film, directed by Monica Villamizar and Bryon, will be released in the U.S. on March 26 by Gravitas Ventures.

FilmSharks Inks ‘The Bus of Life,’ from ‘Robot Dreams’ Producer Arcadia (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Mexico - Italy - Japan
variety.com
16.02.2024 / 07:21

FilmSharks Inks ‘The Bus of Life,’ from ‘Robot Dreams’ Producer Arcadia (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent FilmSharks has taken world sales rights outside Spain to “The Bus of Life,” next up from Arcadia Motion Pictures, producer of Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Cesar and Goya winner “The Beasts” and Neon U.S. pick-up “Robot Dreams,” nominated last month for a best animated feature Academy Award.

Watch the trailer for animated feature ‘Fox and Hare Save the Forest’ - www.thehollywoodnews.com - Germany - Netherlands - Berlin
thehollywoodnews.com
15.02.2024 / 23:37

Watch the trailer for animated feature ‘Fox and Hare Save the Forest’

Fox and Hare Save the Forest, a new animated feature film from the Netherlands which is premiering at the Berlinale, the international film festival kicking off in the German capital today.Director Mascha Halberstad’s second feature film will celebrate its world premiere in Generation Kplus at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival 2024. She will present the film in Berlin later this week.The story is as follows.Strange things are happening in the forest! Owl has disappeared, mischievous Rats are terrorising the neighbourhood, and a lake is overflowing towards the home of our forest friends. Could this be the work of a megalomaniac beaver? Fox and Hare are determined to find out. They must find their best friend Owl and a way to save their homes. It will push their friendship to the limit!Fabie Hulsebos wrote the script.Check out the trailer for the film below which is delivered by trade paper Screen.When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.@ THN - The Hollywood News 2023 This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

‘Close Your Eyes,’ ‘All of Us Strangers,’ ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Top ICS Awards - variety.com - Spain - Japan - Morocco
variety.com
14.02.2024 / 21:25

‘Close Your Eyes,’ ‘All of Us Strangers,’ ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Top ICS Awards

Elsa Keslassy International Correspondent Víctor Erice’s “Close Your Eyes,” Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” and Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” dominated this year’s 21st ICS Awards, winning the top prizes. “Close Your Eyes,” which picked up best picture and best director, revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a Spanish actor during the filming of a movie. Although his body is never found, the police concludes that he has suffered an accident on the edge of a cliff.

Irish Sundance Hit ‘Kneecap’ Lands Further Sales for Charades in Germany, Australia, Spain and More (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Australia - Spain - New Zealand - Ireland - Germany - Portugal - Switzerland - Greece - Turkey
variety.com
13.02.2024 / 10:02

Irish Sundance Hit ‘Kneecap’ Lands Further Sales for Charades in Germany, Australia, Spain and More (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex Ritman “Kneecap,” the wildly raucous comedy biopic about the Irish rap group that became one of the unexpected hits of this year’s Sundance, has scored more international sales. The film, the debut feature of director Rich Peppiatt starring the band members as themselves along with Michael Fassbender, was already picked up in Park City by Sony Pictures Classics, which acquired all rights to the title for North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle East.

Beatriz Campos Appointed Anonymous Content España Managing Director (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Britain - Spain - Beyond
variety.com
12.02.2024 / 13:25

Beatriz Campos Appointed Anonymous Content España Managing Director (EXCLUSIVE)

John Hopewell Chief International Correspondent Anonymous Content and Spain’s Morena Films, behind box office breakouts “Cell 211” and Champions, have named former Studiocanal executive Beatriz Campos as the managing director of their Spain-based film-TV production venture Anonymous Content España. Campos will oversee the company’s day-to-day operations working closely with David Davoli, Anonymous Content’s president of international, and Morena Films CEO Pilar Benito, Anonymous Content and Morena Films announced Monday.

Viggo Mortensen Western ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ Scores Further Sales for HanWay, Including France and U.K. (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com - Spain - France - Denmark - Poland - San Francisco - Singapore
variety.com
12.02.2024 / 11:45

Viggo Mortensen Western ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ Scores Further Sales for HanWay, Including France and U.K. (EXCLUSIVE)

Alex Ritman “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the Viggo Mortensen-directed Western in which the three-time Oscar nominee stars alongside Vicky Krieps, has landed a number of international sales for HanWay Films. Newly confirmed territory deals for the film — a Talipot Studio, Recorded Picture and Perceval Pictures production — include France (Metropolitan), Spain (Wanda & Elastica), Scandinavia (Scanbox), U.K. (Signature), Benelux (Imagine), Poland (Galapagos), Middle East (Front Row), Singapore (Shaw) and Airlines/Ships (Cinesky).

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