• José Luis Cuerda to open Valladolid Film Festival with All Is Silence

    José Luis Cuerda to open Valladolid Film Festival with All Is Silence


    Pere Vilà, David Trueba and Chapero Jackson also showcasing new work at Seminci.

  • FilmSharks launches sales on 'Some Time After' from Goya winner Cuerda (exclusive)

    FilmSharks launches sales on 'Some Time After' from Goya winner Cuerda (exclusive)


    eOne will launch the film theatrically in Spain, with Antena3 licensing Spanish free TV rights.

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    Cuerda starts shoot in Galicia for Blind Sunflowers


    Spanish director Jose Luis Cuerda started shooting in Galicia for his 10th feature film, The Blind Sunflowers, based on Alberto Mendez's novel by the same name. Javier Camara and Meribel Verdu star. The film follows Elena (Verdu), who is living in post-war Spain hiding secrets about her family. Her teenage ...

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    Profile: Spain's OscarEntryThe Blind Sunflowers


    Harrowing dramas and horror films, including the like of Pan's Labyrinth , (Rec) and The Orphanage , are enjoying their success at the Spanish and international box office. Now Jose Luis Cuerda's The Blind Sunflowers ( Los Girasoles Ciegos ) has emerged to join that illustrious group. The ...

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    The Blind Sunflowers dominates nominations for Goyas


    Jose Luis Cuerda’s The Blind Sunflowers has picked up 15 nominations for the 23 rd Goya awards, more than double the number of any other film. Cuerda’s Franco era drama, which has already been put forward as Spain’s entry for the Oscars, has been nominated for best picture, best ...

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    67 countries submit titles for foreign language film Oscar


    A record 67 countries, including first-time entrant Jordan have submitted films for consideration in the foreign language film category for the 81st Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced on January 22, 2009 and the Oscar will be presented on February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland ...

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    From an Oscar winner’s new work to edgy horror films that could become Spain’s next genre breakouts, Juan Sarda profiles the hottest Spanish films coming up in 2012

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    New Talent - European Stars of Tomorrow


    THE DIRECTORS KATHRINE WINDFELD - DENMARK Work to date: As well as directing episodes of virtually every major Danish TV series, Windfeld has also directed the award-winning short films You Can’t Eat Fishing and Little Man. Coming up: Windfeld is making her big-screen debut with political drama The Escape, in ...

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    Awards countdown foreign-language films - Strong language


    In June this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) announced it would be making yet another tweak to its foreign-language film category. In 2007 the process underwent a major revamp, seeing a shortlist of nine films drawn up by the foreign-language committee at large and then ...

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    Toronto: The Buzz Films


    THE BUZZ FILMS GALA PRESENTATIONS Dean Spanley (UK-NZ) Dir: Toa Fraser The story : Based on Lord Dunsany's novel My Talks With Dean Spanley , this charts the relationship between a stiff Englishman and his son. The cast : Peter O'Toole plays opposite Jeremy Northam as his son and ...