Spanish actor Antonio de la Torre will be the mentor for the first Spain Stars of Tomorrow, the newest edition of Screen International’s long-running talent spotting series which will launch at this summer’s Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest (AMFF, July 26-August 1).
De la Torre holds the record for the most actor nominations (14) at the Spanish Film Academy awards, the Goyas, since his breakthrough in Daniel Sánchez Arevalo’s Dark Blue Almost Black in 2006 which won him the best supporting actor award. His second win, for best actor, came in 2019 for Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Realm.
A versatile performer, De la Torre has worked with top Spanish filmmakers like Pedro Almodóvar (Volver, I’m So Excited!), Alex de la Iglesia (The Last Circus, a film that won best director and best screenplay in Venice in 2010), Pablo Berger (Abracadabra) and Manuel Martin Cuenca (Cannibal, The Author). He has also worked in critically acclaimed Spanish films like Marshlands, The Endless Trench and The Fury Of A Patient Man.
A star in Spain, De la Torre also has an international career and is well placed to give advice to Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow, ten rising actors and filmmakers all with the potential for breakout international careers that will be presented during the AMFF this month.
He has worked in Álvaro Brechner’s A Twelve Year Night, an international co-production that premiered in Venice where De la Torre played the imprisoned politician later to become Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica. And he appeared in international series such as The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddelston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, and The Spanish Princess.
De la Torre’s most recent features include Chasing Wonders, by Paul Meins, which was shot in Spain and Australia and also stars Edward James Olmos, Carmen Maura and Paz Vega, and Entre la vie et la mort, by Giordano Gederlini, which he made in French alongside Marine Vacth and Olivier Gourmet.
Screen International’s UK and Ireland Stars of Tomorrow has been running since 2004 and alumni include John Boyega, Emily Blunt, Robert Pattinson, Michaela Coel, Carey Mulligan, Florence Pugh and Paul Mescal. Screen’s Arab Stars of Tomorrow initiative was launched in 2016 and has showcased talents including Moroccan filmmaker Alaa Eddine Aljem, Lebanese director Mounia Akl and Palestinian actress Maria Zreik.