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‘Realive’ Exclusive Trailer: Mateo Gil’s New Sci-Fi Drama Explores Life After Resurrection

12 September 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mateo Gil’s latest sci-fi film “Realive” asks the question: “What would it be like to be resurrected after being dead for over 50 years?” The film follows Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes), a successful man who has recently been diagnosed with a fatal, fast-spreading cancer. He decides to cryonize his body in the hope that he will be brought back to life when they have found a cure. Six decades later, the Prodigy Health Corporation resurrects Marc, and he becomes the first human to survive the process, but his reanimation doesn’t go smoothly and he soon finds himself longing for his past self. The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon (“Bastille Day”) and Oona Chaplin (“Quantum Solace”). Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: Meet the 2011 Tribeca Filmmakers | “Blackthorn” Director Mateo Gil

Gil is likely most famous for co-writing Alejandro Amenábar’s 1997 film “Open Your Eyes,” which »

- Annakeara Stinson

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Film Review: ‘Realive’

28 July 2016 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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 »

- Dennis Harvey

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Mateo Gil's festival-bound sci-fi 'Realive' secures sales deal

7 July 2016 5:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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 »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Fantasia International Film Festival Celebrates Epic 20th Anniversary with First Wave Film/Guest Announcements

5 June 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, films like At The Devil’S Door (I dare you to ask me how much I love that film) and The Demolisher were brought to our attention thanks to the fest and this year, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Fantasia has announce its first wave of films and some exciting and impressive guests.  Also unveiled, is the 20th anniversary poster art, courtesy of award-winning Quebec visual artist Donald Caron, showcasing iconic themes from previous years. Read on and be on the lookout for info on F.I.F.F’s 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 but until then, here is enough info the make you fright fanatics go nuts. »

- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2016 to Honor Guillermo del Toro, First Wave of Films Include Lights Out and Under The Shadow

26 May 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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. »

- Derek Anderson

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Mip TV: Mediapro Makes First International TV Co-Production Moves (Exclusive)

29 March 2016 3:31 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid – Sporting 30 offices in 20 countries, and already Spain’s biggest rights broker and a high-profile movie producer, Mediapro, one of Spain’s biggest heavyweight TV-film congloms, is making its first moves into high-end international TV co-production as, like other big ambitious companies in Europe – think Lagardere, or even Spain’s Telefonica – it zeroes in on high-end contents as a major growth driver.   

Content represents “the major bet of the company for the next five years, where it aims to grow most,” said Javier Mendez, head of content at Mediapro, which also owns top Spain-based TV-film sales house Imagina Intl. Sales (Iis).

In early moves, Mediapro – which is headed by Jaume Roures and Taxto Benet and best-known as the co-producer of Woody Allen’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” and “Midnight in Paris” and as a long-term partner with Al Jazeera’s beIN Sports in and »

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