12 Spanish films will premiere in Catalonia, including two world premieres.
The Body [pictured], a horror thriller that marks the first film by writer Oriol Paulo (Julia’s Eyes), will have its European premiere at the 45th edition of the Sitges Film Festival, which runs Oct 4-14.
The film sees a reunion of part of the same team that made the successful Julia’s Eyes and The Orphanage. The Body is a production of Rodar y Rodar with Antena 3 Films and TV3, with Belén Rueda leading the cast.
As many as 12 Spanish titles will be present in the official programme with two world premieres in official selection: Daniel Calparsoro’s Invader, a thriller about a man who tries to discover the truth about an accident that made him lose his memory, starring Cell 211’s Alberto Ammán and Antonio de la Torre; while Óscar Aibar (The Great Vázquez) will screen El Bosc (The Forest), a fantasy-horror with Alex Brendemühl.
Coming from San Sebastián, Sitges favorite JA Bayona will show The Impossible, his $50m thriller set in the aftermath of the tsunami, and Marçal Forés will screen Animals, a personal approach to teenage years.
Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D, a Spain-Italy coproduction with Thomas Kretschmann, who won best actor at 2007’s Sitges, Asia Argento and Unax Ugalde in the cast.
Finally in the Noves visions section, Borja Echevarría will screen Qué Pelo Más Guay, a comedy with gangsters.
Full lineup for the 45th Sitges, including the additional Spanish films set to be announced, will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information on the films already announced, visit the festival’s website.