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PRODUCTION Spain

Two new projects in pipeline for Telecinco Cinema

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Telecinco’s film production arm continues its frenetic activity. Its slate includes this year’s two major hits, Agora [+see also:
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and Cell 211 [+see also:
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(see news), both currently showing in theatres; Spanish Movie [+see also:
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(see news), which also looks set to enjoy success on its launch this week; and various completed projects awaiting release (El Mal Ajeno [+see also:
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, Hierro [+see also:
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and Rage). Besides these, the company also has several projects in different stages of development.

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Having kicked off on October 19, shooting will wrap on December 16 on Eugenio Mira’s second feature, Agnosia, set in Barcelona and other locations in Catalonia. Co-produced by Roxbury Pictures, the film is made in collaboration with Madrugada Films and AXN.

This thriller, set in 19th-century Barcelona, is written by Antonio Trashorras (The Devil’s Backbone). It centres on Joana Prats (Bárbara Goenaga), a young woman who suffers from agnosia, a strange neuropsychological disorder that affects her visual and acoustic perception. Two characters close to her, her fiancé Carles (Eduardo Noriega) and servant Vicent (Félix Gómez), will devise a plan in order to wrest a valuable secret from her.

Telecinco has also announced production on a film about an event at the centre of public attention in recent months: the hijack of tuna fishing boat Alakrana and its 36 sailors by Somali pirates. Lasting from October 2 to November 17, the incident had the whole nation on tenterhooks.

At the moment, little is known about the production, other than it is the first collaboration between Telecinco and the recently-created Spanish arm of Zentropa. Fausto PC will also co-produce.

The script will be written by Jorge Guerricaechevarría, a regular collaborator of Álex de la Iglesia (The Day of the Beast, The Oxford Murders [+see also:
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) and Daniel Monzón (The Kovak Box, Cell 211).

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(Translated from Spanish)

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