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The English-language pic, a reflection on inmortality, is set in 2074, when for the first time in history, a medical corporation succeeds in reviving a man cryogenized 60 years ago.
“Lazarus” is one of a clutch of new pre-buys unveiled by Tve, the TV division of Spanish pubcaster Rtve, at a press conference Friday at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Further pre-buys include Julio Medem’s “Ma Ma,” co-produced by Morena Films and Penelope Cruz, who also stars alongside Luis Tosar, and Cesc Gay’s comedy “Truman,” with Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara.
As part of its commitment with Spanish film and TV industry, »
- John Hopewell
San Sebastian – Bille August’s “Silent Heart,” Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden” and Russian ice-hockey docu “Red Army” saw Spanish distribution deals at a 62nd San Sebastian Festival, which looks set to go down for steady trading announcements, as sales agents seek further visibility and deals on Toronto titles, bullish Spanish movie lineup and the mass presence of Latin American producers, as San Sebastian consolidates, as one of the top pan-Latin American film meets of the year. Reflecting that, industry attendance increased from 1,290 last year to 1,370, a 6% rise. Many sales agents and producers at San Sebastian will now reconvene at Ventana Sur.
Among sales agents, Wild Bunch, The Match Factory – with a well-received “Phoenix” – Films Distribution, Film Factory Ent., Red Bull Media House, MK2, TrustNordisk, Visit Films, Wide Management, LevelK and Jour2Fete all saw deal announcements.
In one of San Sebastian’s biggest industry moves, Denmark and New York-based »
- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 11, 2014
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Starring Christian Bale (The Fighter), Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me), Zoe Saldana (Colombiana) and Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), the 2013 drama Out of the Furnace is the latest film by Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart.
The movie focuses on Russell Baze (Bale) leads a dead-end life – he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Affleck) returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast’s most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother.
3 items from 2014
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