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CANNES 2017 Market / Spain

Latido Films proffers a raft of films at Cannes

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- The director of this important Madrilenian sales agent, Antonio Saura, lists the titles – both Spanish and from elsewhere – that he will be pushing in the world’s film capital next week

Latido Films proffers a raft of films at Cannes
The Chess Player by Luis Oliveros

“To tell you the truth, we’ll be fully laden with films...” says director of Latido Films Antonio Saura ahead of his trip to the Cannes Film Festival, where, at the Film Market, he and his colleagues will be some of the most prominent ambassadors of Spanish and Spanish-language film. “In the Official Section, in Cannes Classics, we are taking Dream of Light by the one and only Víctor Erice, together with A Contracorriente Films. It’s not a new title, but it does give us an enormous sense of pride to form part of this tribute.”

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In the Annecy Goes to Cannes section, Latido will be presenting Memorias de un hombre en pijama, an adaptation of the comic by Paco Roca, which stars Raúl Arévalo (read more). “And in Animation Day, we have Buñuel y el laberinto de las tortugas, which is about the shoot for Land Without Bread. So in other words, we’re taking two animations for adults in the festival’s parallel sections,” Saura remarks.

At the Film Market, Latido will present the premiere of El último traje by Argentinian-Polish director Pablo Solarz (the screenwriter of Me casé con un boludo and Minimal Stories), toplined by Miguel Angel Solá and Ángela Molina. It will also be flaunting La niebla y la doncella [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Andrés Koppel, which took part in the most recent Málaga Film Festival, boasting a stellar cast including Verónica Echegui, Aura Garrido, Quim Gutiérrez and Roberto Álamo. Plus, it will be negotiating deals for Ayúdame a pasar la noche by José Ramón Chávez, a Mexican movie that won the Audience Award at the Guadalajara Film Festival.

“We will also be screening the following films: the US documentary Chavela [+see also:
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by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi; Light Thereafter [+see also:
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by Konstantin Bojanov, starring Barry Keoghan, who is well on his way to becoming a big Hollywood star after performing in the latest films by Nolan and Lanthimos; and Psiconautas [+see also:
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, the superb animated film that won the Goya in its respective category,” notes Saura. “We will also be presenting Selfie [+see also:
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, the sensational and premonitory romp by Víctor Garcia Sánchez, which won various awards at Málaga; The Chess Player [+see also:
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 by Luis Oliveros, starring Marc Clotet and Alejo Sauras, which has just scooped a number of prizes at Houston; and we will continue backing the documentary Dancing Beethoven [+see also:
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by Arantxa Aguirre, which is piquing a lot of interest in Germany and Switzerland.”

Lastly, Latido Films will make the most of its presence at Cannes to show off “the first images of some interesting projects that are currently in progress, such as A Twelve-Year-Night [+see also:
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by Álvaro Brechner, starring Antoniode la Torre and Chino Darín, about the years that the former president of Uruguay spent behind bars (read more); Champions [+see also:
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, the new comedy by Javier Fesser, starring Javier Gutiérrez, about a basketball coach tasked with leading a team of people with intellectual disabilities to victory; When the Trees Fall [+see also:
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, the first film by the promising Marysia Nikitiuk, a young Ukrainian director who last year received the Kieslowski Award for Best Screenplay at Cannes; and Sur, a TV series co-produced by Portugal and Spain, and directed by Portugal’s Ivo Ferreira (Letters from War [+see also:
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),” Saura concludes.

(Translated from Spanish)

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