The Summit, brought to Cannes by Film Factory Entertainment
by Alfonso Rivera
- Santiago Mitre’s latest co-production, starring Ricardo Darín and selected for the Un Certain Regard section, will be represented at the Marché du Film by the Catalan sales agency
This year, Film Factory Entertainment has a diverse catalogue on offer at the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film, with the stand-out film being The Summit [+see also:
interview: Santiago Mitre
film profile], a co-production between Argentina, Spain (Mod Producciones) and France (Maneki Films and Arte France Cinéma). Recently unveiled by director Santiago Mitre, its cast features a roll call of famous names, headed up by Argentine actors Ricardo Darín and Dolores Fonzi, Spain’s Elena Anaya and, representing the US, Christian Slater.Following the widely acclaimed Paulina [+see also:
film profile], Mitre’s new film will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section.
Another co-production between Spain (Bowfinger International, Quexito Films and A Contracorriente Films) and Argentina, action comedy You Only Live Once is the debut feature from Federico Cueva, starring the great Gérard Depardieu alongside Hugo Silva and Carlos Areces (read more here). There are more laughs to be found in It’s for Your Own Good [+see also:
film profile], directed by Carlos Therón and starring the unforgettable trio of Javier Cámara, José Coronado and Roberto Álamo (winner of this year’s Goya for Best Actor for his performance in the thriller May God Save Us [+see also:
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile]). Brought to market in Cannes by Film Factory E, It’s for Your Own Good did very well at the box office in Spain.
On a more serious note, Vicente Canales’ sales company will be presenting Uncertain Glory [+see also:
interview: Agustí Villaronga
film profile], a drama exploring the collateral damage wreaked by the Spanish Civil War. Directed by the unfailingly interesting Agustí Villaronga, the cast is led by Núria Prims in a rapturous performance, supported by Terele Pávez, Oriol Pla and Marcel Borràs. Visitors to the market will also be able to catch screenings of Maus, the hotly anticipated feature-length debut Yayo Herrero, director of short films including Safari and Picnic, which was produced by Enrique López-Lavigne ofApache Films.
Finally, rounding out Film Factory Entertainment’s catalogue are two films from the Dominican Republic: Woodpeckers and Escape Plan [+see also:
film profile], a thriller from the hand of Iñaki Dorronsorostarring Javier Gutiérrez, Luis Tosar and Alain Hernándezthat won the Biznaga de Plata for best soundtrack at this year’s Malaga Spanish Film Festival for its score composed by Pascal Gaigne (read more here).
(Translated from Spanish)
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