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CANNES 2016 Market/Spain

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A slew of mouth-watering Spanish titles at the Cannes Film Market

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- Julieta, Last Days of Louis XIV and Mimosas, among others, will be looking to charm buyers from all over the world, thanks to a raft of different sales agents

A slew of mouth-watering Spanish titles at the Cannes Film Market
Last Days of Louis XIV by Albert Serra

Of the Spanish titles in the official section of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the star attraction, Julieta [+see also:
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Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
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, by maestro Pedro Almodóvar, shines like a beacon in the catalogue of US company FilmNation Entertainment, while Last Days of Louis XIV [+see also:
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interview: Albert Serra
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, a co-production with France directed by the incorruptible Albert Serra, stands out on French firm Capricci Films’ slate. Mimosas [+see also:
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interview: Oliver Laxe
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, by the equally rebellious Oliver Laxe, which is taking part in the Critics’ Week, features among Luxbox’s line-up of titles (read more), and Juanjo Giménez’s short film Timecode (in competition) is included in the catalogue of Barcelona-based sales agency Marvin & Wayne, which specialises in this particular format. The two Spanish titles in the Directors’ Fortnight also have their own agents: the Spanish-Chilean-French-Argentinian-US production Neruda [+see also:
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is on offer courtesy of Funny Balloons, while the short Decorado by Alberto Vázquez is being represented by Autour de Minuit.

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Furthermore, attendees at the Cannes Film Market will be able to see prominent Spanish films such as Altamira [+see also:
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(read the news) by Hugh Hudson (sold by Los Angeles-based agency Myriad Pictures, which will also be offering La reina de España [+see also:
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interview: Fernando Trueba
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, the movie that Fernando Trueba is wrapping the shoot for over the next few days in Madrid – read more); the popular hit Kiki, Love to Love [+see also:
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interview: Paco León
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by the multitalented Paco León (Wild Bunch), who stars in Juana MacíasEmbarazados [+see also:
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(on Outsider Pictures’ books); the Spanish-Argentinian co-production Kóblic [+see also:
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(Filmsharks Int); Acantilado [+see also:
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by Helena Taberna (WTFilms); and the dark comedy La noche que mi madre mató a mi padre [+see also:
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by Inés París (Inside Content).

A recently completed title that will be watchable for the first time at the Film Market is The Mother [+see also:
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interview: Alberto Morais
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by Alberto Morais (read more), which is being handled by Alfama Films (read more). Catalan sales agent Film Factory Entertainment is heading to Cannes with the atmospheric Toro [+see also:
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interview: Kike Maíllo
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by Kike Maíllo; the romantic comedy We Need to Talk [+see also:
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by David Serrano; Rumbos [+see also:
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by Manuela Burló Moreno, which unfolds over one night; the successful To Steal from a Thief [+see also:
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by Daniel Carpasoro; three films staged by Mod Producciones (Zipi y Zape y la isla del capitán [+see also:
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by Oskar Santos, Heroes Wanted [+see also:
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by Joaquín Mazón and El otro hermano by Adrián Caetano, an Argentinian co-production); and the smash hit Spanish Affair 2 [+see also:
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. It will also be pre-selling the as-yet unfinished El bar by Álex de la Iglesia (read the news). Meanwhile, Filmax International will organise two screenings of the still unreleased historical thriller The Chosen [+see also:
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by Antonio Chavarrías, plus two more for Nuestros amantes [+see also:
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by Miguel Ángel Lamata, which brought the most recent Málaga Film Festival to a close. It will also be pulling out all the stops to find buyers for the new project by Jaume Balagueró, Muse, which is about to start shooting; Cross the Line, the feature debut by award-winning short filmmaker and screenwriter David Victori; and the drama 100 metros by Marcel Barrena, which is now in post-production (read the news).

Spanish Producer on the Move Pedro Hernández, of Aquí y allí Films, will be making his way to the Côte d’Azur clutching the eagerly awaited Las furias [+see also:
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by Miguel del Arco (read the news) and will be looking for partners for his project Sangre razonable, the debut film by Jorge Fontana. Canary Islands Connection will be handling The One-Eyed King [+see also:
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, an adaptation by Marc Crehuet of his own stage play; Dying Beyond Their Means [+see also:
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interview: Isaki Lacuesta
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, the entertaining romp by Isaki Lacuesta; and Dead Slow Ahead [+see also:
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interview: Mauro Herce
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, the acclaimed documentary by Mauro Herce. Spanish company Cinema Republic will come bearing the documentary I Am Your Father by Toni Bestard, about actor David Prowse. Vulcania [+see also:
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, a Zentropa Spain production, has signed up SND-M6 Groupe as its sales agent; the horror flick Vampyres by Víctor Matellano is being sold by Reel Suspects; and the ambitious Nobody Wants the Night [+see also:
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interview: Isabel Coixet
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by Isabel Coixet is being represented by Metro Films International.

Lastly, Latido Films will be marketing the musical Cerca de tu casa [+see also:
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by Eduard Cortés; the Argentinian co-productions Al final del túnel [+see also:
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by Rodrigo Grande and El ciudadano ilustre by Duprat and Cohn; Nacida para ganar [+see also:
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, the comedy by Vicente Villanueva; La punta del iceberg [+see also:
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by David Cánovas; and En zona hostil by Adolfo Martínez. In addition, according to the firm’s manager, Antonio Saura, it will be “getting warmed up” for the project Jota [+see also:
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by his cousin, Carlos Saura, and the film Que Dios nos perdone by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, which is currently in post-production (read more).

(Translated from Spanish)

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