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Gerard Depardieu, Santiago Segura Star in ‘You Only Live Once’ (Exclusive)

Gerard Depardieu, Santiago Segura Star in ‘You Only Live Once’ (Exclusive)
Barcelona– Gerard Depardieu and Santiago Segura will star in “You Only Live Once,” a comedy actioner produced by Spain’s Bowfinger International Pictures and Buenos Aires-based MyS Producción.

Argentine TV network Telefe, Cindy Teperman (“Almost Legends”) and Benteveo Producciones Audiovisuals co-produce along with Dk Group, DirecTv, Quexito Films and A Contracorriente Films. The movie is currently shooting in Buenos Aires.

Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. has taken all Latin American rights; Vicente CanalesFilm Factory handles international sales.

“Once” marks the feature debut of veteran stunt coordinator and second-unit director Federico Cueva whose works include “Assassin’s Creed,” “Torrente 5,” and “The Secret in Their Eyes,” among others.

Cast also includes up-and-coming Argentina actor Peter Lanzani (“The Clan”), Pablo Rago (“Eyes”), Hugo Silva (“I’m So Excited”) and Carlos Areces (“My Big Night”).

“You Only Live Once” turns on Leo (Lanzani, who is the wrong man in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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David Trueba’s ‘Living Is Easy’ Tops Spanish Goya Academy Awards

David Trueba’s ‘Living Is Easy’ Tops Spanish Goya Academy Awards
David Trueba’s dramedy “Living is Easy With Eyes Closed” swept Spain’s 28th Goya Academy Awards Sunday, scooping best film, director, original screenplay, actor (Javier Camara) and breakthrough actress (Natalia de Molina).

Ironically, another title snagged more kudos at this year’s Goyas, Spain’s equivalent of the Oscars, Alex de la Iglesia’s “Witching & Bitching,” which cleaned up on craft prizes – seven in all – and also won supporting actress for vet Terele Pavez.

Best actress went to Marian Alvarez for drama “Wounded,” whose helmer Fernando Franco also won first-time director. Playing a 30-year-old ambulance driver woman, Alvarez already took best actress prize at September’s San Sebastian Festival.

Sold at Berlin by Marina Fuentes’ Six Sales, period comedy “Living” marks David Trueba’s first Goya award after eight nominations.

Set in Franco’s Spain, comedy turns on a Spanish schoolteacher who drives to Andalusia’s Almeria to meet John Lennon,
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