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CANNES 2018 Market

Film Factory managing sales for Jaime Rosales’ Petra

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- One of the most interesting titles screening in the Directors’ Fortnight is being sold abroad by the Barcelona-based sales agent, which is also touting the Un Certain Regard participant The Angel

Film Factory managing sales for Jaime Rosales’ Petra
Petra by Jaime Rosales

“It’s a work of magnificent cruelty, performed flawlessly by incredible actors such as Bárbara Lennie, Álex Brendemühl and Marisa Paredes”: this is how Edouard Waintrop (read the interview), artistic director of the Directors’ Fortnight, described Petra [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jaime Rosales
film profile
]
, the film by Spaniard Jaime Rosales which will be premiered this Thursday, 10 May, in Cannes. The movie is being handled by sales agent Film Factory, whose Film Market catalogue also harbours another powerful title: The Angel [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, screening in the Un Certain Regard section. This co-production between Spain (via El Deseo, owned by the Almodóvar brothers) and Argentina was directed by Luis Ortega, and stars Lorenzo Ferro, Mercedes Morán and Chino Darín

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Over the next few days, Film Factory will be organising market screenings of the aforementioned Petra and The Angel, in addition to Animal [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (another Spanish-Argentinian co-production), helmed by Armando Bo and starring Guillermo Francella (The Clan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
); Dry Martina (Chile/Argentina) by Che Sandoval, which was selected at Tribeca; Hopelessly Devout [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, a comedy that premiered at the most recent Málaga Film Festival, and which is the feature debut by Marta Díaz; the Chilean-Argentinian drama Marilyn, directed by Martín Rodríguez Redondo; and Los futbolísimos [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Miguel Ángel Lamata (Nuestros amantes [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), a family film set against a sports backdrop.

At the French gathering, the Catalonian agency will also be presenting the project Twin Murders, the new thriller by Daniel Calparsoro (The Warning [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniel Calparsoro
film profile
]
), toplined by Belén Rueda and Manolo Solo, and based on the literary saga by Eva García Sáenz de Urturi; a promo reel for Crime Wave by Gracia Querejeta, which is now in post-production and features performances by the trio of stars Maribel Verdú, Luis Tosar and Javier Cámara (see the news); another one for Tremors by Jayro Bustamante (Ixcanul Volcano [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jayro Bustamante
film profile
]
), a drama about religious intolerance and homophobia in the family, produced by Guatemala, France and Luxembourg, which is also at the post-production stage; Quien te cantará (see the news), the brand-new gem of a film by Carlos Vermut (Magical Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carlos Vermut
film profile
]
), produced by Spain’s Apache FilmsDolores (Argentina/Mexico), helmed by Gonzalo Tobal; and the animated flick Black Is Beltza, a Spanish movie directed by Fermín Muguruza that features the voices of Unax Ugalde, Sergi López and Emma Suárez, among other thesps.

(Translated from Spanish)

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