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Spain Puts Forth Best Batch of Box Office Hopefuls

16 May 2015 10:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Whether projects, movies in production, completed film, market screeners or titles that made the Cannes cut, these are titles from Spain be moved at Cannes and that have varying degrees of international market potential:

Breathless Time

Tornasol Latido

Colombia-Spain revenge drama in which a nurse tracks down a paramilitary man who killed her daughter. Samuel Martin Mateos and Andres Luque helm.

The Chosen

Oberon Cinematografica/Alebrije Cine y Video/Ikiru Films Filmax

Extraordinary fact-based espionage thriller turning on Trotsky’s assassination. Monica Lozano co-produces.

The Clan

K&S Films/Matanza Cine/El Deseo/Fox Intl. Productions/Telefonica Studios Film Factory

Major Argentine auteur Pablo Trapero (“Lion’s Den”) helms ’80s-set, noir abduction thriller chronicling the real-life case of Argentina’s Clan Puccio. Big fall fest plans.

The Corpse of Anna Fritz

Corte y Confeccion de Peliculas/Play Time Movies/A Contraluz/ Bnc Produccions/Silendum Film Factory

Tyro Hector Hernandez Vicens »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Antonio Saura Heads Up Latido Films (Exclusive)

22 January 2015 4:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Spanish producer Antonio Saura (“The City of No Limits,” “Fados,” “Silence in the Snow”), also co-deputy chair of the European Film Academy, has been appointed executive director of Madrid-based world sales company Latido Films, a force not only in Spain but also Latin America and, increasingly, Eastern Europe.

Latido’s Berlin Fest slate will feature one of Saura’s latest productions, selected Wednesday for its Culinary Cinema section: “Sherry & The Mystery of Palo Cortado,” helmed by Jose Luis Lopez Linares, Spain’s foremost docu-feature filmmaker.

A delegate producer on Alex de la Iglesia’s milestone 1995 genre comedy “The Day of the Beast,” when he worked for Andres Vicente Gomez at Iberoamericana Films, Saura was also a founder of the Media Business School, one of the E.U.’s major audiovisual training initiatives. He replaces Silvia Iturbe, who guided Latido’s diversification into non-Latino films as production levels have plunged in Spain, »

- John Hopewell

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