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BERLINALE 2010 EFM / Spain

Filmax Int'l arrives at Berlin with For the Good of Others and Agnosia

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Filmax Int'l arrives at Berlin with For the Good of Others and Agnosia

A few days ahead of the opening of the European Film Market at the Berlinale (February 11-21), Filmax Internacional’s sales arm will be in Berlin to present a catalogue that not only includes the company’s own productions but also two of the coming months’ most eagerly-awaited Spanish films, For the Good of Others and Agnosia.

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These two films have several things in common: they are both helmed by young directors (Oskar Santos and Eugenio Mira, respectively), sponsored by internationally-renowned names (Alejandro Amenábar and Guillermo del Toro, respectively), count Telecinco Cinema among their producers, star Eduardo Noriega and fit comfortably within genre cinema.

For the Good of Others, written by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo and produced by Mod Producciones (who will soon present, probably at Cannes, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s next work, Biutiful), Himenóptero (Amenábar’s company) and Telecinco, will screen in the Berlinale’s Panorama section. The cast also includes Belén Rueda (The Orphanage [+see also:
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). The title will be released in Spain by Alta Classics on April 30.

Meanwhile, Agnosia, which is penned by Antonio Trashorras (The Devil’s Backbone), and produced by Roxbury Pictures, Telecinco and Madrugada Pictures, stars Noriega, German actress Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others [+see also:
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interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
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]
) and Bárbara Goenaga. Several US majors have expressed interest in acquiring the Spanish distribution rights for the film.

Filmax’s catalogue also includes two completed films: Javier Ruiz Caldera’s comedy Spanish Movie [+see also:
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, and the first Spanish 3D film, Magic Journey To Arica, by Jordi Llompart; three films in pre-production, including Flatmate (working title), the new work by Jaume Balagueró (co-director of the [Rec] [+see also:
film review
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interview: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
interview: Julio Fernández
film profile
]
saga), starring Luis Tosar (Cell 211 [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Monzón
film profile
]
); and two films in post-production: Manuel Carballo’s Exorcismus and Xavi Giménez’s Animales Domésticos (“Pets”).

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(Translated from Spanish)

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