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Realive Interview: Mateo Gil on His Latest Science Fiction Effort

Mateo Gil made a name for himself firstly as the writer of Alejandro Amenábar - he co-wrote such films as Thesis, Open Your Eyes (later remade by Cameron Crowe as Vanilla Sky) and The Sea Inside - but he has been directing his own feature length films for quite a while now. His latest effort, Realive (aka Proyecto Lázaro), is in the science fiction genre and follows the story of a young man named Marc (played by Tom Hughes), who makes a very tough and unique decision once he learns that he has terminal cancer: to kill himself before dying due to the disease, and then freeze his body hoping that he can be resuscitated in the future (a process known as cryonics). Marc’s plan...

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Horror Highlights: Spooker-Roo Spectacular at the Pike Drive-In Theatre, The Devil’S Candy Blu-ray, Realive, The Lodgers

The Pike Drive-In Theater in Montgomery, Pa, has an upcoming double feature that will leave horror fans squirming with antici... pation, as they will host back-to-back screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead this September. In addition to more details on that event, we also have The Devil's Candy Blu-ray, the Realive trailer, and key art and stills from The Lodgers in today's Horror Highlights.

Spookerroo Spectacular Returns to the Pike Drive-in Theater: Press Release: "The Pike Drive-in Theater in Montgomery, Pa is bringing a unique screening of two of among the most popular, retro horror classics of all time Friday and Saturday Night Sept. 15 and 16, 2017.

The double feature playing each night will be The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), the cult horror comedy musical and long-time midnight screening perennial at indoor theaters, and the original (1978) Dawn of the Dead, the zombies-invade-a-shopping-mall
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New Oscar Chart ~ Foreign Hopefuls including Spain

Last month we shared speculation about what countries Argentina, Chile, Denmark, and The Czech Republic among others might submit to the Oscars this years. And we'll soon have more charts up. Spain narrowed down their finalists to three which is worth noting. The most successful countries in terms of Oscar in the later portions of the alphabet are Spain (19 nominations and 4 wins), Sweden (14 nominations and 3 wins) and Poland (10 nominations and 1 win). If you include the former Soviet Union stats with Russia's stats since 1992, they're approximately tied with Sweden.

Maribel Verdú in "Abracadabra" which is a finalist for Spain

Spain is currently in their longest dry spell of all time in this Oscar category (their last nominee The Sea Inside, which won, was 13 whole years ago). They will select their submission on September 7th but they've narrowed down their choice to the following three pictures: 

1898: Our Last Men in the
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France’s Le Pacte Co-Produces Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘El Reino’

Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte, the upscale Paris-based arthouse film company, has taken a co-production stake in Spaniard Rodrigo Sorogoyen‘s political corruption thriller “El Reino,” probably one of the most talked-about Spanish productions of the upcoming months.

Doing so, Le Pacte, which acquired French distribution rights to Sorogoyen’s previous film, serial killer thriller “May God Save Us,” a best screenplay winner at 2016’s San Sebastian Festival, goes one step further in its commitment to Sorogoyen, already consolidated as a Spanish directors to track.

In “El Reino,” the French outfit joins forces with “May God Save Us” producers Tornasol Films, the Spanish company behind Juan José Campanella’s Oscar-winning “The Secret in Their Eyes,” and Atresmedia Cine, the film production arm of broadcaster Atresmedia whose credits include Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

Warner Bros. Pictures España and Latido Films are also re-teaming with Sorogoyen on “El Reino,” after having handled respectively local distribution and international
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Syfy Films Releases ‘Realive’

Syfy Films Releases ‘Realive’ In Theaters September 29 and on VOD and Digital HD October 3 Syfy Films today announces the release of the upcoming sci-fi film Realive, in theaters on September 29 and on VOD and Digital HD on October 3. The film is written and directed by Mateo Gil (“Vanilla Sky,” “The Sea Inside”). The cast includes Tom Hughes (“About Time,” …

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Realive coming to theaters from Syfy

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Realive will release in heaters September 29 and on VOD and Digital HD October 3. Check out the full details below.

From the Press Release

Syfy Films today announces the release of the upcoming sci-fi film Realive, in theaters on September 29 and on VOD and Digital HD on October 3. The film is written and directed by Mateo Gil (“Vanilla Sky,” “The Sea Inside”). The cast includes Tom Hughes (“About Time,” “London Town”), Charlotte Le Bon (“The Walk,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey”), Oona Chaplin (“Taboo,” “Game of Thrones”) and Barry Ward (“The Fall,” “The Journey,”). Realive premiered at the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal followed by official selections of the FrightFest Film Festival in the U.K. and Sitges International Film Festival in Spain.

In Realive, Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes) is diagnosed with a disease and given a short time to live. Unable to accept his own end, he decides to freeze his body.
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Syfy to Release Mateo Gil's Realive [Trailer]

Syfy Films will release Mateo Gil's (“Vanilla Sky,” “The Sea Inside”) cryo sci-fi film, Realive, in theaters on September 29 and on VOD and Digital HD on October 3. We reviewed the flick when it premiered at Fantasia Film Fest last year.

The cast includes Tom Hughes (“About Time,” “London Town”), Charlotte Le Bon (“The Walk,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey”), Oona Chaplin (“Taboo,” “Game of Thrones”) and Barry Ward (“ [Continued ...]
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Europe Is King in Best Foreign-Language Film Category — How Does the Rest of the World Stack Up?

By: Carson Blackwelder

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The greatest thing about the best foreign-language film category is the recognition of works from all around the world. Throughout the years, movies made outside the United States of America have gotten the recognition they deserve thanks to the implementation of this specific award. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the distribution of nominations and wins across the seven continents that make up this big world we inhabit.

This year’s best foreign-language film contenders are: Toni Erdmann (Germany), The Salesman (Iran), Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Paradise (Russia), The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), and Tanna (Australia). This site’s namesake, The Hollywood’s Scott Feinberg, lists the first five of those as frontrunners and the other four as major threats.
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Oscars: How Often Do Non-English Films Like ‘A Man Called Ove’ Win For Best Makeup and Hairstyling?

‘A Man Called Ove’ (Courtesy: Anders Nicander)

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The Oscar race in the best makeup and hairstyling category is heating up — and there’s one potential nominee that deserves a little more attention than the others: A Man Called Ove, the Swedish submission for best foreign language film. This work has some major competition, for sure, but is poised to make history as its quite rare for non-English films to receive this honor.

A Man Called Ove — a film based on Fredrik Backman’s 2012 book of the same name that was written and directed by Hannes Holm — is a surprising contender up against superhero and sci-fi films like Deadpool, Star Trek Beyond, and Suicide Squad as well as your typical comedy-dramas such as The Dressmaker, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Hail, Caesar! now that the Academy has announced their shortlist for the category. That being said, A
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‘Realive’: Film Review | Paris Fantastic Fest 2016

‘Realive’: Film Review | Paris Fantastic Fest 2016
Those who dream of living on forever may want to alter their retirement plans after watching Realive, an inventive if somewhat mawkish sci-fi melodrama in which a terminally ill hipster finds himself regenerated in the near-distant future, only to learn that he may have been better off dead.

The second feature from Spanish filmmaker Mateo Gil – screenwriter of The Sea Inside and Abre Los Ojos (aka the original Vanilla Sky) – this stylish chamber piece plays like a cross between Ex Machina and The Tree of Life, mixing a cleverly conceived biotechnical fable with sun-dappled sentimentalism that don’t always...
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Spain picks Almodovar’s 'Julieta' for Oscar race

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Spain picks Almodovar’s 'Julieta' for Oscar race
Romantic drama premiered in competition in Cannes.

Spain has selected Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta as its contender for this year’s best foreign language film Oscar race.

Starring Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte, the film premiered in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

It was selected from a three-strong shortlist that also included Iciar Bollain’s comedy-drama The Olive Tree and Paula Ortiz’s The Bride.

Marking Oscar-winner Almodovar’s 20th feature – his win came for 2002’s Talk To Her – the story of Julieta follows a broken-hearted woman who decides to confront the problems in her life, notably her estranged daughter.

Spain’s last winner in the foreign language Oscar category was Alejandro Amenábar’s Javier Bardem-starring drama The Sea Inside in 2005. Almodovar’s last film to be nominated in the category was 2006’s Volver.
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Pedro Almodóvar ‘Julieta’ Selected as Spain’s Foreign Language Oscar Submission

Pedro Almodóvar ‘Julieta’ Selected as Spain’s Foreign Language Oscar Submission
Pedro Almodóvar hasn’t won the Best Foreign Language Oscar since “All About My Mother” took the prize in 1999, but that might change this awards season as Spain has officially selected his new drama, “Julieta,” as its 2017 Oscar entry. The news comes after months of speculation as to which title the country would choose, but Almodóvar always seemed like a safe bet given that he’s represented Spain a previous five times at the Academy Awards. The country has won gold four times, most recently in 2005 for Alejandro Amenabar’s “The Sea Inside.”

Read More: Pedro Almodóvar Reveals the Spanish Films That Inspire Him Most

Julieta” follows the titular character at two critical points in her life. In 2015, she (Emma Suarez) is on the verge of madness when she loses her husband and her 18-year-old daughter runs away, but 30 years prior, her younger self (Adriana Ugarte) lives a prosperous life.
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Spain Picks Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

Spain Picks Almodovar’s ‘Julieta’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Race
Pedro Almodovar’s drama “Julieta,” a U.S. pickup by Sony Pictures Classics, has been selected as Spain’s foreign-language Oscar candidate.

Members of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose “Julieta” from a three-film shortlist, announced Aug. 19, which also included Iciar Bollain’s “The Olive Tree” and Paula Ortiz’s “The Bride.”

Almodovar’s 20th film, “Julieta” adapts a trio of short stories – “Chance,” “Soon” and “Silence” – by Nobel Prize-winning Canadian author Alice Munro.

Starring Adriana Ugarte (“Palm Trees in the Snow”), Emma Suarez (“The Mosquito Net”) and Dario Grandinetti (“Talk to Her”) , the film marks the helmer’s return to women-centered storytelling, this time focusing on a mother’s emotional life story, driven by a constant sense of loss.

Julieta” is produced by Esther Garcia at El Deseo, brothers Pedro and Agustin Almodovar’s Madrid-based outfit, in association with FilmNation Entertainment., which handled international sales.
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Film Review: ‘Realive’

Film Review: ‘Realive’
The general consensus of fantasy fiction is that nearly everyone wants to live forever, but most of those who actually get that wish fulfilled end up wishing they hadn’t. Such is the case in “Realive,” prominent Spanish scenarist Mateo Gil’s third directorial feature. This smoothly crafted English-language sci-fi tale finds a modern man cryogenically frozen, then thawed seven decades into the future as humanity’s first successful “reanimate.” But his subsequent disillusionment isn’t as moving as it’s meant to be here, primarily because Gil hasn’t created a protagonist with enough personality to seem particularly relatable, or to render his regret after getting what he thought he wanted more profound than petulant.

Those who welcome thinkier Sf cinema in the realm of recent “Ex-Machina” and “Another Earth” will find some similar rewards in this watchable, nicely produced if modestly scaled English-language enterprise, which straddles select thematic
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Mateo Gil's festival-bound sci-fi 'Realive' secures sales deal

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Exclusive: Sc Films boards sci-fi starring Tom Hughes and Oona Chaplin.

London-based Sc Films has acquired international sales rights to Spanish writer-director Mateo Gil’s (Vanilla Sky) sci-fi Realive, starring Tom Hughes (ITV and PBS series Victoria) and Oona Chaplin (Game Of Thrones).

Realive, also known as Project Lazarus, charts the story of a man who cryogenically freezes his body after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. Sixty years later, in the year 2084, he becomes the first man to be revived in history but it is only then he discovers that the love of his life has accompanied him on the journey.

The film will get its world premiere at Fantasia, Montreal, followed by a European premiere at Frightfest in London. Sitges will screen in October.

The original feature comes from writer-director Mateo Gil, the regular collaborator of Alejandro Amenabar. Gil’s writing credits include Open Your Eyes, Vanilla Sky and The Sea Inside. He most recently
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Fantasia 2016 to Honor Guillermo del Toro, First Wave of Films Include Lights Out and Under The Shadow

The first programming has been revealed for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Taking place from July 14th–August 2nd in Montreal, this year’s Fantasia will honor Guillermo del Toro with the Cheval Noir Award, and the newly revealed first wave of programming includes screenings of Lights Out, Abattoir, In a Valley of Violence, Under the Shadow, Trash Fire, Teenage Cocktail, and more:

Press Release: Montreal, May 26, 2016 – The Fantasia International Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 14-August 2, with its Frontiéres international co-production market and Industry Rendez-Vous weekend being held July 21-24. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5th. In the meantime, the festival is excited to announce a selected first wave of titles, along with several special happenings.

For Fantasia’s 2016 poster, the festival has once again turned to award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron.
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Win A Regression Blu-ray From Anchor Bay And Dimension

Alejandro Amenábar's (The Others, The Sea Inside) latest psychological thriller Regression arrived on May 10 on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. If you have not already picked up a copy we have a Blu-ray to give to one lucky TwitchFilm reader. Regression stars Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Training Day, The Purge), Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower), David Thewlis (Harry Potter, Anomalisa), Dale Dickey ("True Blood") and Devon Bostick ("The 100", Diary of a Wimpy Kid). Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection...

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Alejandro Amenábar talks about working with Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson on his new thriller Regression

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Alejandro Amenábar loves writing about controversial issues and telling stories that no one else may think to tell. This is why his new film Regression, which he wrote and directed, is bound to polarize audiences, as the topic of Satanic ritual abuse is not for the faint of heart. The film follows Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) whose investigation into the rape of a young woman, Angela (Emma Watson) leads him into a much deeper rabbit hole than he could have ever expected.

Amenábar is most famous for his chilling horror film The Others, which starred Nicole Kidman as a mother living in a haunted house. His film The Sea Inside, which starred Javier Bardem as a man who fought for the right of euthanasia, won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2005. Regression falls in line with these past works as it combines the horror genre with the real life terror of abuse.
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Regression Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, and VOD Release Date & Cover Art

Alejandro Amenábar’s Regression follows Angela (Emma Watson), who blames her father for an offense he can’t remember. Detective Kenner (Ethan Hawke) is assigned to the case while psychologist Dr. Raines must help the father recollect his memories. Regression will roll out on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on May 10th.

Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – (March 22, 2016) – Award-winning filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) latest psychological thriller Regression arrives May 10th on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. Regression features an ensemble cast led by Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Training Day, The Purge), and Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower). Hailed as a “carefully-crafted tale of collective psychosis” by the Hollywood Reporter, Regression also stars David Thewlis (Harry Potter, Anomalisa), Dale Dickey (“True Blood”) and Devon Bostick
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"Regression" Starring Ethan Hawke And Emma Watson Coming To Video Through Anchor Bay

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Anchor Bay:

Beverly Hills, CA – (March 22, 2016) – Award-winning filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others, The Sea Inside) latest psychological thriller Regression arrives May 10 on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films, and Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital. Regression features an ensemble cast led by Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Training Day, The Purge), and Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Perks of Being a Wallflower). Hailed as a “carefully-crafted tale of collective psychosis” by the Hollywood Reporter, Regression also stars David Thewlis (Harry Potter,Anomalisa), Dale Dickey (“True Blood”) and Devon Bostick (“The 100”, Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines
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