‘Sica’: Malaga Review

Screen International By JONATHAN HOLLAN Link here A young girl searches for her missing father in this impressive debut set on the stormy Galician coast. A melancholy, stormy film about a teenager’s melancholy, stormy relationship with the ocean that claimed her father, Carla Subirana’s Galician-language first feature Sica is many things at once: a coming-of-age tale, a…

Oscar Winning Producer Gerardo Herrero Brings Dizzying Málaga Title ‘Under Therapy’ to Spanish Cinemas

Variety By HOLLY JONES Link here   Oscar award-winning veteran producer Gerardo Herrero, (“The Secret In Their Eyes”) returns to the director’s chair with “Under Therapy,” his stark and unnerving big screen rendition of playwright Matías Del Federico’s theatrical production. The project bowed in competition at the Málaga Film festival earlier this week and is…

La familia de Saura provoca un estallido de emoción en la gala de los Goya en un homenaje del cine español al director fallecido

La familia de Saura provoca un estallido de emoción en la gala de los Goya en un homenaje del cine español al director fallecido

EL PAIS Link click here Se hizo la luz y ahí estaba. Una imagen de Carlos Saura fue lo primero que se vio en la 37ª edición de los Goya. Acompañado, cómo no, de su inseparable cámara. El premio de Honor iba a ser el gran homenaje del cine español al maestro aragonés. Pero el creador…

Laia Costa, la actriz que llora bonito, vuelve a arrasar en Málaga

El Mundo By LUIS MARTINEZ Link here   Elena Trapé continúa de forma brillante su radiografía del desencanto en ‘Els encantats’ y Gerardo Herrero sorprende con una claustrofóbica reflexión sobre el machismo en ‘Bajo terapia’. Si uno se esfuerza acaba por relacionarlo todo. Todo tiene que ver, como mantenía el célebre juego de los seis…

Carlos Saura, legendary Spanish filmmaker, dies at 91

Carlos Saura, legendary Spanish filmmaker, dies at 91

Screendaily By EMilio Mayorga Link click here Legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura has died aged 91, the Film Academy of Spain confirmed on Friday. Saura was due to receive the 2023 Goya de Honor, the career achievement prize of the Spanish Academy, at the Goyas ceremony on Saturday. In recent weeks, Saura’s health had worsened so…

The Beasts review – breathtakingly tense Galician thriller

The Beasts review – breathtakingly tense Galician thriller

The Guardian Link here A French couple’s dreams of the good life in rural northern Spain descend into all-out war with the locals in Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s superbly acted drama. It was meant to be a purer, simpler way of life. Former teacher Antoine (Denis Ménochet) and his wife, Olga (Marina Foïs), relocated from their comfortable…

‘The Beasts’ Wins Three Prizes, Including Top Jury Award, at Miami Film Festival

‘The Beasts’ Wins Three Prizes, Including Top Jury Award, at Miami Film Festival

Variety Link here Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “The Beasts” (Spain), Lilo and Camilo Vilaplana’s “Plantadas” (U.S.), Hansel Porras Garcia’s “Febrero” (U.S., Cuba), Chandler Levack’s “I Like Movies” (Canada) and Pavel Giroud’s “The Padilla Affair” (Cuba, Spain) were among the winners at the 40th edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival, which ran March 3-12. “The Beasts,” won…

Goya Award Winners: Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘The Beasts’ Sweeps Major Categories

DEADLINE Link click here   Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s latest pic, The Beasts (As bestas), dominated the main prizes, taking home nine gongs, including best film and director at the 37th edition of Spain’s Goya awards Saturday evening. The pic debuted at Cannes last year and led the Goya award nominations with 17 nods. The film’s story follows a middle-aged French…

‘The Beasts’ triumphs at the Goya Awards, ‘Alcarras’ leaves empty-handed

Screendaily Link click here   Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Beasts scored big at the 37th edition of the Spanish Film Academy Goya awards held on Saturday in Seville, scooping major prizes including best film and best director. The ceremony celebrated a year hailed as one of the strongest for Spanish cinema in recent memory. However, one of Spain’s most…

Latido Nets ‘Championext’ Sequel To Javier Fesser Box Office Slam Dunk ‘Champions’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety By Holly Jones Link click here   “Championext”(“Campeonex”), the anticipated follow-up to Javier Fesser’s Spanish comedy triumph “Champions” (“Campeones”) which scooped Forqué, Goya, and Feroz awards for best picture and delighted audiences to the tune of a stellar €18.5 million ($21.4 million) box office grab, has been acquired for international sales by Latido Films (“The Beasts”)….

Latido Swoops on Celia Rico’s ‘Los Pequeños Amores’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety By Pablo Sandoval Link click here   “Los pequeños amores,” the latest film from Celia Rico who made a splash at the 2018 San Sebastian Festival with “Journey to a Mother’s Room,” has been acquired for international sales by Spain-based Latido Films. Produced by Barcelona-based Arcadia Motion Pictures, which co-produced Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s 2023 Goya winner and box…

Joe Arroyo Salsa Biopic Goes to Latido (EXCLUSIVE)

Joe Arroyo Salsa Biopic Goes to Latido (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety By Callum McLennan Link click here “Rebellion,” from José Luis Rugeles whose “Alias María” competed at Cannes Un Certain Regard and was Colombia’s Oscar entry, has been acquired for international sales by Latido Films. Latido will be bringing the title onto the market at Toronto. In the film, Rugeles takes a non-linear approach to the narrative drifting…

‘Walls Can Talk,’ Carlos Saura’s Latest Film, Brought Onto the Market as the Director Turns 91, Highlighted by Ventana Sur

Variety By Holly Jones Link click here Following a successful festival circuit run after its world premiere at San Sebastian, Madrid-based Latido Films is bringing Carlos Saura’s (“Carmen”) inquisitive documentary “Walls Can Talk” (“Las Paredes Hablan”) to Buenos Aires. Screening as a highlight of Ventana’s Sur’s Spanish Screenings On Tour strand, which seeks to capture the country’s extraordinary…

Latido Films seals US deal on ‘The Beasts’ at Ventana Sur (exclusive)

Screendaily By Emilio Mayorga Link click here Antonio Saura’s Latido Films has licensed all US rights on Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s psychological thriller and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection The Beasts – one of the standouts at last week’s Ventana Sur market – to Los Angeles-based Greenwich Entertainment. The film screened in Buenos Aires under the auspices of Spanish Screenings on…

Latido Re-Teams with Santiago Segura, Atresmedia, Warner on Spanish Box Office Hit ‘The Kids Are Alright 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety By Emiliano De Pablos Link click here Following the successful path plowed by the first part of the saga, Madrid-based Latido Films has taken international sales rights outside Spain and Latin America to “A todo tren 2” (“The Kids Are Alright 2”), the latest family comedy from “Torrente” creator-star Santiago Segura, one of the biggest comedic talents…

Pedro Almodovar Endorses Alauda Ruiz De Azua’s ‘Lullaby’: ‘It’s the Best Spanish Debut For Years’ (EXCLUSIVE)

VARIETY BY Emilio Mayorga Link click here Pedro Almodóvar has put his considerable weight behind Spaniard Alauda Ruiz de Azúa’s first feature, ”Lullaby” (“Cinco Lobitos”) as it has initiated a spirited run at Spain’s box office. “It is undoubtedly the best debut in Spanish cinema for years,” Almodóvar announced in a statement, describing the mother-daughter relationship drama…

Berlin Generation Title ‘Sica’ Swooped On by Latido Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin Generation Title ‘Sica’ Swooped On by Latido Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety By John Hopewell Link click here In the run-up to February’s Berlin Film Festival, Madrid-based Latido Films has pounced on “Sica,” the fiction feature debut of Carla Subirana, one of a hard-to-miss vibrant new generation of Barcelona-based women directors and producers now galvanizing the Catalan film scene. In a frequent alignment between the two companies, Spanish distribution will be…

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘The Beasts’ and Remake Rights Drive Latido Films’ Raft of Cannes Slate Sales  (EXCLUSIVE)

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s ‘The Beasts’ and Remake Rights Drive Latido Films’ Raft of Cannes Slate Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

VARIETY BY Emiliano de Pablos Link click here Suggesting an appreciable recovery in the dynamism of international film markets, Madrid-based Latido Films has unveiled a raft of deals on its Cannes line-up, led by standout sales for Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Cannes Premiere player “The Beasts.”  The Spain-set rural thriller was acquired by Movies Inspired in Italy and Imagine in…