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CANNES 2022 Marché du Film

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Beasts set to be Latido Films’ showstopper at Cannes

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- The Spanish company is handling world sales for the Spaniard’s new film, which is about to be world-premiered in the Cannes Première section

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Beasts set to be Latido Films’ showstopper at Cannes
The Beasts by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Ever since it started filming, The Beasts [+see also:
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looked likely to be one of the most hard-hitting Spanish titles among the current batch of films. A co-production by outfits Caballo Films and Arcadia Motion Pictures, as well as France’s Le Pacte (which previously helped to stage The Realm [+see also:
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), it boasted the indisputable skills of Rodrigo Sorogoyen behind the camera. With his series Riot Police [+see also:
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, Sorogoyen proved he could assure sky-high levels of suspense, excitement and tension while unfurling one hell of a narrative. Soon, this new film starring Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Luis Zahera (the director’s pet actor, and the winner of a Goya Award for Best Actor for The Realm) and Diego Anido will be presented in the Cannes Première section, and Latido Films will be at the festival’s market negotiating deals for its international sales.

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“With this movie, Sorogoyen has definitively made the leap to arthouse director,” remarked Antonio Saura to Cineuropa. The head of the Madrilenian sales agency doesn’t try to hide how proud he is to be able to include this title in his catalogue – a title that is sure to sell extremely well for all of the aforementioned reasons (a deal with Italy has already been sealed, for example). Indeed, the movie finally marks the arrival of the Stockholm [+see also:
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helmer at the world’s premier festival after taking part in other major gatherings, such as Venice (with Madre [+see also:
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) and San Sebastián (The Realm and May God Save Us [+see also:
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). “Rodrigo deserved to have a premiere at Cannes – in fact, he was about to get a berth here with May God Save Us, and Cannes Première is a wonderful section: as things stand right now, there’s phenomenal interest being shown in the film,” continues Saura.

Other features in the Latido Films catalogue include Unfinished Affairs [+see also:
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by Juan Miguel del Castillo (Food and Shelter [+see also:
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), which was premiered at the most recent Málaga Film Festival and is due to hit Spanish screens on Friday 13 May, toplined by Natalia de Molina and France’s Fred Tatien; the latest outing by Félix Viscarret, Staring at Strangers (which bore the working title Desde la sombra), an adaptation of a novel by Juan José Millás (see the news), starring Paco León, Leonor Watling and Juan Diego Botto; and Lullaby [+see also:
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by Alauda Ruiz de Azúa, an intimate drama that passed through the Berlinale and emerged triumphant at Málaga, and which has already been acquired by various countries. Pre-sales will also be under way for the upcoming film by Daniel Calparsoro, the thriller Todos los nombres de Dios, “which, like The Beasts, will be shot in different stages, the first of which begins this summer”, the sales agent explains.

Lastly, it’s worth pointing out, among others, three movies that will also enjoy a presence at Cannes’ Marché du Film thanks to Latido Films: the most recent effort by Imanol Uribe, What Lucía Saw [+see also:
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; the documentary Alis [+see also:
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(Colombia/Chile/Romania), which came out on top in the Generation section of the Berlinale and has had a decent festival run so far; and Virus 32 by Gustavo Hernández, a zombie flick produced by Uruguay and Argentina, which has proven hugely popular in Asian territories.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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