SPAIN - March 9


Never Again (Nunca Mais)
(Producciones do Pais Nunca Mais, MediaPro) Budget: Euros 620,000. Feature-length film made up of short films about the Prestige oil spill off Spain's Galicia coast. Exec prods: Suso Iglesias, Carlos Ares, Andres Mahia, Xose Castro, Jose Manuel Blanco. Dirs/scr: Gracia Querejeta, Joaquin Oristrell, Daniel Guzman, Cesc Gay, Xavier Villaverde, Enrique Urbizu, Jorge Coira, Eduardo Ulloa. Shooting spring and summer. In Spanish.
Contact: MediaPro, (34) 93 476 1551

Oxygen (Oxigeno)
(Morena Films, Mikado [It], Tubedale [UK]) Budget: Euros 6.6m. Thriller. Based on real events reconstructing what may have happened aboard a submarine that sunk off the coast of Spain at midnight on New Year's Eve, 1936. Prods: Juan Gordon, Roberto Cicutto, Carl Clifton. Dir: Alvaro Fernandez Armero. Scr: Marcelo Figueras, Alberto Porlan. DoP: Xavi Gimenez. Ed: Ivan Aledo. Main cast: Jordi Molla, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Unax Ugalde, Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Silvia Abascal. In Spanish.
Contact: Morena Films, (34) 91 700 2780

Salvador Puig Antich (Untitled Project)
(MediaPro) Political-action tale. The last two years in the life of a political martyr put to death at the age of 25 in a Barcelona prison at the tail end of the Franco era following years on the lam with a group of anarchists. Exec prod: Jaume Roures. Dir: Manuel Huerga. Scr: Manuel Huerga, Lluis Arcarazo, based on novel Compte Enrere by Francesc Escribano. Shooting from autumn 2004. Spanish/Catalan.
Contact: MediaPro (34) 93476 1551


Back To Gaya
(Morena Films, Ambient Entertainment [Ger], Recorded Picture Company [UK]) Budget: Euros 13m. Animated film. The heroes of an animated TV series come to live to save the world. Prods: Holger Tappe, Stephan Mischke, Jeremy Thomas, Juan Gordon. Scr: Bob Shaw, Don McEnery.
Contact: Morena Films, (34) 91 700 2780

Birth Of A Passion: The Origins Of Football (El Nacimiento De Una Pasion: Los Origenes Del Futbol)
(Wanda Films, Transglobe Pictures) Documentary. A sweeping look at hundreds of years of the sport of football. Dir: Jesus Sanchez. Scr: Jesus Sanchez, Fernando Gonzalez. Exec prods: Jose Maria Morales, Javier Linares. Prods: Jorge Linares, Miguel Morales. DoP: Juan Carlos Gomez. Ed: Laura Casamayor del Rincon. Dist (Sp): Wanda Vision. Shooting for 74 weeks from June 6 in Spain, UK, France, Italy, China, Japan and Mexico. In Spanish.
Contact: Wanda Films, (34) 91 352 8376

The Last Wound (La Ultima Herida)
(Cre-Accion Films, Zeppelins PC) Dist: Lauren Films. Budget: Euros 640,000. Documentary. A look at people who lost their parents as children of the Spanish Civil War and are now mending the past by searching for their loved ones in discovered common graves. Exec prod: Rodolfo Montero de Palacio. Dir/scr: Israel Sanchez-Prieto. DoP: Alberto Molina. Ed: Cristina Otero. Music: Mario de Benito. Shooting for 14 weeks during 6-7 months around Spain. In Spanish.
Contact: Cre-Accion Films, (34) 91 457 6146

The Man Who Came To A Village (El Hombre Que Llego A Un Pueblo)
(ABC Production-Barcelona, Axiom Film [UK], Capablanca Film [Arg]). A second-rate drug trafficker poses as a priest in a small village and, realising the locals mistake him as a real priest, must decide whether to begin a whole new life under this new identity. Budget: Euros 3.5m. Exec prods: Robert Duvall, Eva Baro, Toni Sole. Dir/scr: Miguel Pereira, based on the novel of the same name by Hector Tizon. DoP: Xavier Gimenez. Main cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Maria Botto, Claudia Coulter, Robert Duvall, Luciana Pedraza. Shooting for 8 weeks from February 26 in Argentina. In Spanish.
Contact: ABS Production-Barcelona, (34) 93 487 8436

(Igeldo Komunikazioa) Budget: Euros 1.73m. A group of friends made up of three couples live Spain's transition to democracy and societal changes of the early 1980s. Exec prod: Angel Amigo. Dir: Federico Luppi. Scr: Susana Hornos. Art dir: Ion Arretxe. DoP: Hans Burmann. Make-up: Eva Alfonso. Hair: Ione Gabarain. Wardrobe: Eva Arretxe. Main cast: Ana Fernandez, Alberto Jimenez, Gines Garcia-Millan, Susana Hornos, Eva Cobo, Jordi Dauder, Pilar Rodriguez. Shooting for 8 weeks from January 26 in Logrono and San Sebastian. In Spanish.
Contact: Igeldo Komunikazioa, (34) 943 297 1876

The Scar (La Cicatriz)
(Camara Oscura, La Cicatriz) Dist (Sp): Wanda Vision. Budget: Euros 800,000. A former spy reads a report published in 2004 in Berlin revealing cases of spying during the Cold War, including his own experiences. Dir/scr: Pablo Llorca. Art dir: Sergio Givernau. DoP: Almudena Sanchez. Ed: Javier Perez. Main cast: Angela Pugh, Ludovic Tattevin, Joan Keary, Jakob Elm, Hans Martin Hamdorf. Shooting for 11 weeks in various blocks, starting June 2003, in Madrid, Salzburg, Koln and Munich.
Contact: La Cicatriz, (34) 91 594 0030

(Dibulitoon Studio, Irusoin) Dist (Sp): Barton Films. Budget: Euros 1.2m. Animation. Rats, pigeons, cats: they wander the streets, frighten us and eat our leftovers... how will they emerge from their misery' Exec prod: Inaki Gomez. Dirs: Inigo Berasategi, Jose Maria Goenaga. Scr: Jose Maria Goenaga. Art dir: Ricardo Ramon. DoP: Angel Alonso. Ed: Angel Alonso. Shooting for 24 months starting May 21, 2003. In Spanish.
Contact: Oskar Tejedor, (34) 943 633 556


1,200 Km
(73140323 Producciones Cinematograficas) Budget: Euros 50,000. Two neighbours of different nationalities and social classes are forced to flee from southern to northern Spain, and their relationship experiences a rainbow of emotions along the way. Exec prod: Ezekiel Montes. Dir/scr: David Bahillo. Art dir: Daniel Ramos. DoP: Rocio Miranda. Ed: David Bahillo. Music: Mao Brasco, Antonio Meliveo. Make-up/hair: Inma Arboleda. Wardrobe: Mario Gomez. Main cast: Elena Martinez, Frederic Guillaume, Domi del Postigo, Pepe Gonzalez Rubio. Shot for 6 weeks from October 27 in Palencia, A Coruna and Malaga. In Spanish.
Contact: Ezekiel Montes, (34) 95 109 1529

Alicia's Names (Los Nombres De Alicia)
(El Espejo PCT, Relieve 32, El Relo, Fabrica de Imagens) Budget: Euros 1.6m. A young woman moves into a family's home to teach their children English and the family slowly uncovers the mysteries behind her life. Prods: Marta Crespo, Jose Luis Carvallhosa. Dir: Pilar Ruiz Gutierrez. Scr: Pilar Ruiz Gutierrez, Jorge Goldenberg. Art dir: Pablo Alonso. DoP: Carles Gusi. Main cast: Ana Moreira, Pep Molina, Gracia Olayo, Santaigo Ramos, Hecto Tomas, Carolina Pattersson. Shot for 6 weeks from Sept 8. In Spanish.
Contact: El Espejo, (34) 91 509 1909

(MEDIApro, JBA Productions [Fr], Les Films de la Passerelle [Belg], Cv Filmproduktions [Ger], Universidad de Mexico [Mex], P Guzman Producciones Cinematograficas [Chile]) Dir: Patricio Guzman. Documentary about the popular Chilean leader murdered in the Pinochet military coup in 1973. Spanish.
Contact: MediaPro (34) 93 476 1551

Amigo No Gima
(Markab Creativos) Dist (Sp): Markab Creativos. Budget: Euros 24,000. A community of diverse people cohabit in Madrid's immigrant district Lavapies. Prods: Inaki Penafiel, Vicente Mora. Exec prod: Isabel Guerrero. Art dir: Carmen Lasquetty. DoP: Ignacio Gimenez-Rico. Ed: Daniel Fernandez Cimas. Music: Ibon Errazkin. Wardrobe: Carmen Lasquetty. Make-up: Africa de la Llave. Hair: Nuria Vena. Main cast: Cesareo Estebanez, Mohamen Chafik, Paco Algora, Abdel Aziz El Mountassir. Shot in October in Madrid.
Contact: KanZaman, (91) 649 9086

The Art Of Losing (Perder Es Cuestion De Metodo)
(Tornasol Films, Marianela Cabrera [Col], Moro Films [Mex]) Dist (Sp): Alta Films. A middle-aged journalist leads an unspectacular life until one day the local police captain calls to offer him the exclusive on a spectacular crime. Exec prods: Gerardo Herrero, Marianela Cabrera. Dir: Sergio Cabrera. Scr: Jorge Goldenberg. Prod dir: Josean Gomez. Art dir: Carlos Barbosa. DoP: Hans Burman. Ed: Carmen Frias. Music: Lucio Godoy. Wardrobe: Marta Torres. Make-up/hair: Maria Clara Lopez. Main cast: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Martina Garcia, Cesar Mora, Victor Mallarino. Shot for 6 weeks from October 20 in Bogota, Columbia. In Spanish.
Contact: Tornasol Films, (34) 91 542 9564

Atunes En El Paraiso
(Maestranza Films) Budget: Euros 1.8m. The son of a fisherman insists on having a communion celebration even though he was never baptised and it could financially ruin his still-unmarried parents. Prod: Antonio Perez. Dir/scr: Pablo Carbonell. Art dir: Javier Lopez. DoP: Tote Trenas. Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas. Main cast: Ana Fernandez, Antonio Dechent, Pedro Reyes. Shot for six weeks from October 27. In Spanish.
Contact: Maestranza Films, (34) 95 421 0617

(Trivision) Budget: Euros 751,265. A tragedy complicates a love triangle in a small town. Prod: Ximo Perez. Dir: Rafa Montesinos. Scr: Pepe Tienda, Miquel Peidro. Art dir: Jero Bono. DoP: Javier Quintanilla. Ed: Vicente Ibanez. Main cast: Jorge de Juan, Joan Closas, Aida Folch, Angela Castilla, Fran Nortes. Shot for 6 weeks from August 18. In Spanish.
Contact: Trivision, (34) 96 346 6292

The Archimedes Principle (El Principio De Arquimedes)
(Tornasol Films). Backers: TVE, Via Digital, Dist (Sp): Alta Films. Tensions arise between two friends and neighbours when they begin to work together. Prod: Gerardo Herrero. Exec prod: Mariela Besuievsky. Dir: Gerardo Herrero. Scr: Belen Gopegui. DoP: Alfredo Mayo. Ed: Carmen Frias. Art dir: Wolfgang Burmann. Music: Lucio Godoy. Main cast: Marta Belaustegui, Roberto Enriquez, Manuel Moron, Blanca Oteyza. Shot in Madrid for 8 weeks starting May 5. In Spanish.
Contact: Tornasol Films, (34) 91 102 3029

Avellaneda's Moon (La Luna De Avellaneda)
(Tornasol Films, Polka [Arg], SB PRoducciones [Arg], Jempsa [Arg]) Budget: Euros 1.2m. An employee of a once-splendid, now-decaying social club decides the club should be sold to make way for a casino. Prods: Adrian Suar, Fernando Blanco, Jorge Estrada Mora, Gerardo Herrero. Dir: Juan Jose Campanella. Scr: Juan Jose Campanella, Fernando Castets, Juan Pablo Domenech. DoP: Daniel Shulman. Ed: Camilo Antolini. Main cast: Ricardo Darin, Mercedes Moran, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Eduardo Blanco, Valeria Bertucelli. Shot for 10 weeks from August 11 in Buenos Aires. In Spanish.
Contact: Tornasol Films, (34) 91 102 3029

Bad Grapes (Mala Uva)
(Wanda Vision, Fenix) Budget: Euros 2m. Dist (Sp): Wanda Vision. An aging widower and wine-maker is forced to face his past as a hit man. Exec prods: Jose Maria Morales, Francisco Lazaro. Dir/scr: Javier Domingo. DoP: Albert Pascual. Ed: Rori Sainz de Rozas. Main cast: Sancho Gracia, Terele Pavez, Agata Lys, Asuncion Balaguer, Merce Llorens. Shot for 7 weeks from September 1 in Barcelona. In Spanish.
Contact: Wanda Vision, (34) 91 352 8376

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey
(Pembridge Pictures [UK], KanZaman [Sp], Davis Films [Fr], Movision [UK]) The collapse of a bridge in 18th century Peru kills five innocent people and sparks a community's search for spiritual meaning in the face of the tragedy. Prods: Garrett McGuckian, Denise O'Dell, Samuel Hadida, Michael Lionello Cowan, Jason Piette. Dir/scr: Mary McGuckian, based on the novel by Thornton Wilder. Line prod: Mark Albela. DoP: Javier Aguirresarobe. Prod des: Gil Parrondo. Eds: Kant Pan, Sylvie Landra. Costume des: Yvonne Blake. Make up/hair: Linda Devetta. SFX: Reyes Abades. Main cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates, F. Murray Abraham, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Emilie Dequenne, Adriana Dominguez, Harvey Keitel, Pilar Lopez de Ayala, John Lynch, Dominique Pinon, Michael and Mark Polish, Jim Sheridan, Eusebio Lazaro, Samuel Le Bihan. Shot from April to June in Spain. English.
Contact: CNC Limited (44) 208 673 0048

Candeal's Miracle (El Milagro De Candeal) (working title)
(Fernando Trueba PC) Music documentary following Bebo Valdes' travels to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil and discovery of the vibrant musical tradition of the poor in this city. Budget: Euros 1.2m. Exec prod: Cristina Huete. Dir/scr: Fernando Trueba. DoP: Juan Molina. Ed: Carmen Frias. Shot for 6 weeks from January 19 in Salvador de Bahia. In Spanish.
Contact: Fernando Trueba PC, (34) 91 759 6264

Christopher Columbus, Revelation Of The Enigma (Cristobal Colon, La Revelacion Del Enigma)
(Trafico de Ideas, Malvarrosa Media). Documentary. Lingering questions about Columbus's origins five centuries later are re researched using the latest technological advances. Budget: Euros 672,180. Dirs/Scr: Paz Bilbao, Nacho Maura. Exec prod: Piluca Baquero, Pedro Pastor. Prod: Modesto Perez. DoP: Jeronimo Molero. Ed: Gerardo Leon. Shot for six months from June 2 in Spain. In Spanish.
Contact: Trafico de Ideas, (34) 91 524 0999

Common Deaths (Muertos Comunes)
(KV Entertainment, Castelao, Elemental Films) Intl sales: Filmax. A policeman investigates the case of a young woman raped and murdered in Pamplona in 1973 but the case turns out to be much bigger than he expected. Prods: eduardo Carneros, Javier Ibarretxe, Esteban Ibarretxe, Julio Fernandez. Dir: Norberto Ramos del Val. Scr: Javier Felix Etxaniz. Art dir: Ion Arretxe. DoP: Javier Bilbao. Main cast: Javier Albala, Ernesto Alterio, Luchy Lopez, ADolfo Fernandez, Ion Inciarte, Fernando Delgado. Shot from Sept 29. In Spanish.
Contact: KV Entertainment, (34) 94 479 2120

A Day Without Mexicans (Un Dia Sin Mexicanos)
(Plural Entertainment, Jose & Friends [Mex], Altavista [Mex], Videocine [Mex], Cinepolis Prods [Mex]). Prods: Eckehardt von Damm, Isaac Artenstein. Dir: Sergio Arau. Scr: Yareli Arizmendi, Arau. Based on award winning mockumentary short. California wakes up one morning to find that all the Latinos have disappeared. Main cast: Arizmendi, Michael White, Brian Brofy, eduardo Palomo, Fernando Arau. Shot in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco from May 12 for six to seven weeks.
Contact: Jose & Friends (1) 323 935 0634

Dora & Beba (Cama Adentro)
(Filmanova Invest, LibidoCine, Aqua Films [Arg]) The economic decline in Argentina affects the relationship between an upper middle-class Buenos Aires woman and her lifelong maid. Exec prods: Anton Reixa, Diego Mas, Veronica Cura. Dir/scr: Jorge Gaggero. Art dir: Marcela Basano. DoP: Javier Julia. Ed: Guillermo Represa. Make-up: Mirta Blanco. Hair: Ethel Veron. Wardrobe: Marisa Urruti. Main cast: Norma Aleandro, Norma Argentina, Adriana Aizemberg, Elsa Berenguer. Shot for 7 weeks from January 19 in Buenos Aires and San Luis, Argentina. In Spanish.
Contact: Filmanova, (34) 98 160 0188

Entre Vivir Y Sonar
(Rodar y Rodar) Romantic comedy about a middle-aged cooking instructor looking for love in Paris. Exec prods: Joaquin Padro, Mar Targarona. Dirs: David Menkes and Alfonso Albacete. Scr: David Menkes, Alfonso Albacete, Angeles Gonzalez Sinde. Art dir: Rosa Ros. DoP: DAvid Carretero. Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas. Music: Juan Bardem. Wardrobe: Maria Jose Iglesias. Make-up: Caitlin Acheson. Main cast: Carmen Maura, Alex Brendemuhl, Manuel Manquina, Thierry Lhermitte. Shot for 6 weeks from November 3 in Paris and Barcelona.
Contact: Rodar y Rodar, (34) 93 415 5100

Ferpect Crime (Crimen Ferpecto)
(Panico Films, Sogecine, Planet Pictures [It]) Dist (Sp): Warner Sogefilms. Budget: Euros 3.75m. Comedy. The tale of a not so perfect crime committed in a well known department store by an attractive salesman and his unattractive female assistant. Exec prod: Juanma Pagazaurtundua. Dir: Alex de la Iglesia. Scr: Jorge Guerricaechevarria, Alex de la Iglesia. Art dir: Jose Arrizabalaga, Arturo Garcia. DoP: Jose L. Moreno. Ed: Alejandro Lazaro. Music: Roque Banos. Wardrobe: Paco Delgado. Make-up: Pepe Quetglas. Hair: Nieves Sanchez. Main cast: Guillermo Toledo, Monica Cervera, Luis Varela, Enrique Villen, Fernando Tejero, Gracia Olayo. Shot for 10 weeks from November 17 in Madrid and Sevilla. In Spanish.
Contact: Sogecine, (34) 91 736 7489

The Frozen Palace (El Palacio Congelado)
(Jaleo Films) A family is haunted by its past, which is linked to the dark history of Argentina and Spain. Prods: Alvaro Alonso, Antonio Lobo. Dir: Clara Lopez. Scr: Clara Lopez, Wolfgang Martin. Music: Luis Miguel Cobo. Main cast: Juan Diego, Ruth Gabriel. Shot from September in Spain. In Spanish.
Contact: Jaleo Films, (34) 954 159 118

A Good Woman
(KanZaman, International Arts Entertainment [US], Maltemi Entertainment [UK], Buskin Films [It]) Intl sales: Beyond Films. Backers: Thema Productions [Lux], Magic Hour Film Finance [UK], Matrix [UK]). Budget: $8.5m. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's play Lady Windermere's Fan, a ruthless seductress preys on the husband of a young woman. Prods: Alan Greenspan, Jonathan English, Denise O'Dell, Mark Albela, Roberto Bessi. Dir: Mike Barker. Scr: Howard Himelstein. Main cast: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson. Shot for 8 weeks in Italy from November 3. English.
Contact: KanZaman, (34) 91 640 6086

Heroes Never Die
(Marea Films, Medterranea Media, Waka Films, SF-DRS [Sw], Les Productions de la Lanterne [Fr]) Budget : Euros 250,000. Documentary. A famous photograph by Robert Cappa is the starting point for reconstructing the atrocities of an event in the Spanish Civil War. Dir/scr: Jan Arnold. Exec prod: Adrian Lipp. Prod dir: Mercedes Peralta, Carmen Moron. DoP: Alexandre Gaultier. Ed: Martin Eller. Shot for three weeks from September 29 in Spain, France and England.
Contact: Marea Films, (34) 91 345 6188

(DeaPlaneta) Budget: Euros 3m. A psychiatrist is handed the case of a young girl in a state of shock following a brutal murder. Prod: Pau Calpe. Dir: David Carreras. Scr: Jaume Ruiz Cordoba, David Carreras. Art dir: Josep Rosell. DoP: Xavi Gimenez. Ed: Frank Gutierrez. Main cast: Cristina Brondo, Demian Bechir, Feodor Atkine, Marisol Membrillo. Shot for 9 weeks from Sept 22. In Spanish.
Contact: Treintaytantos, (34) 91 524 0094

Honest People (Gente Honrada)
(Mate Production, DMVB [Fr]) A man travels to Colombia to adopt a child for his employer but changes his mind when he meets a woman during his trip. Budget: Euros 4m. Exec prods: Mate Cantero, Thierry Forte. Dir/scr: Bob Decout. Art dir: Sylvie Delesmontey. DoP: Chiqui Palma. Music: Dominique Fournier. Make-up: Ana Lozano. Hair: Jacqueline Mayorga. Wardrobe: Isabel Merida. Main cast: Victoria Abril, Annie Girardot. Shot for 7 weeks from January 9 in Paris and Bogota. French.
Contact: (34) 91 395 2254

Hot Milk
(Canonigo Films) A young milk factory worker from a town in the provinces welcomes a range of new experiences when she travels for the first time to hedonist Ibiza. Dir: Ricardo Bofill. Scr: Ferran Monje, Ricardo Bofill. Prod: Christian Molina. Exec prod: Marivi de Villanueva. Art dir: David Murcia. DoP: Cobi Migliora. Ed: Xabi Carrasco. Dist (Sp): Treinta Y Tantos. Main cast: Veronica Echegui, Jesus Noguero, Marcos Cana, Quique San Francisco. Shot for 6 weeks from June 9 in Ibiza and Barcelona. In Spanish.
Contact: Globally, (34) 91 781 3987

Hours Of Light (Horas De Luz)
(Sogecine, La Fiesta) Backers: TVE, Telemadrid, Canal Plus. Drama. A triple murderer finds love and redemption in prison through a relationship with a nurse. Prods: Fernando Bovaira, Gustavo Ferrada. Exec prods: Jose Angel Esteban, Carlos Lopez. Dir: Manolo Matji. Scr: Jose Angel Esteban, Carlos Lopez. DoP: Jose Luis Lopez Linares. Ed: Jose Maria Biurrun. Main cast: Alberto San Juan, Emma Suarez, Jose Angel Egido, Vicente Romero, Andres Lima. Shot for 8 weeks from June 2. In Spanish.
Contact: Sogecine, (34) 91 736 7489

In The Shadow Of Dreams (En La Sombra De Los Suenos)
(Rio Puron) Dist (Sp): Club del Cine Multimedia. Budget: Euros 780,000. A man is found lying next to his girlfriend's corpse, victim of an amnesia only jogged by a Bosch painting. Exec prod: Julio Anselmo Carrera. Dir: Emilio Ruiz Barrachina. Scr: Emilio Ruiz Barrachina, Carlos La Rosa, Francisco Aguirre. Art dir: Concepcion Ruiz. DoP: Jorge Carrion. Ed: Inigo Elvira. Music: Sergio Gonzalez Carducci. Make-up/hair: Raul Herrero. Wardrobe: Amieva. Main cast: Juan Carlos Naya, Eloisa Martin, Fernando Guillen, Carlos La Rosa. Shot for 5 weeks from November 27. In Spanish.
Contact: Imagine Press, (34) 91 431 6176

Isi-Disi (Amor A Lo Bestia)
(Lolafilms) Budget: Euros 3.2m The trials and tribulations of two brothers named after the rock band AC/DC. Exec prod: Andres Vicente Gomez. Dir: Chema de la Pena. Scr: Joaquin Gorriz y Miguel Angel Hernandez. Art dir: Anton Laguna. DoP: Unax Mendia. Ed: Antonio Lara. Wardrobe: Macarena Soto. Make-up: Pepe Quetglas, Almudena Fonseca. Hair: Martha Marin. Main cast: Santiago Segura, Florentino Fernandez, Jaydy Michel. Shot for 10 weeks from November 1 in Madrid. In Spanish.

Kill The Angel (Matar Al Angel)
(Ruth Producciones) Budget: Euros 1.5m. Backers: TVE, Via Digital. Thriller about a resurgence of a group of Nazis in Spain who are stalking the son of a prominent judge. Prods: Mateo Caboni, Daniel Mugica. Exec prod: Cesar Martinez. Dir/scr: Daniel Mugica. DoP: Angel Luis Fernandez. Ed: Luis Villar. Main cast: Yael Barnatan, Miguel Hermoso, Daniel Freire, Antonio Dechent. Shot for 6 weeks from June 23 in Spain. In Spanish.
Contact: Javiera Figueroa, (34) 609-169-322

Las Huellas Que Devuelve El Mar
(Borvoleta Films, Toma 27) Budget: Euros 600,000. A group of people individually tap into a part of their lives they had long ago lost. Exec prods: Gaby Beneroso, Enrique Fernandez. Dir/scr: Gaby Beneroso. Art dir: Estefania Lopez. DoP: Daniel Sosa. Ed: Gaby Beneroso. Music: Nacho Mastretta, Miguel Paredes. Wardrobe: Elena Fernandez. Make-up: Elena Perez. Hair: Beatriz Beneroso. Main cast: Antonio Dechent, Cayetana Guillen-Cuervo, Marian Aguilera, Armando del Rio, Alex O'Doherty. Shot for four weeks from October 13 in Malaga. In Spanish.
Contact: Borvoleta Films, (34) 627 249 506

Last Nights In The Body (Las Ultimas Noches En El Cuerpo)
(Cartel) Dist (Sp): Lauren Films. A depressed man discovers a new realm of reality. Prod: eduardo Campoy. Dir/scr: Vicente Penarrocha. DoP: Jose David Gonzalo. Ed: Luis M del Valle. Main cast: Gustavo Salmeron, Goya Toledo, Jose Coronado. Shot for 7 weeks from August 18 in Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: Cartel, (34) 91 310 3834

(Mundo Ficcion, Castelao Production, Estudios Picasso) Dist (Sp): Filmax. Based on the true story of a secret agent who infiltrated Basque terrorist group ETA then had to disappear for life. Prods: Melchor Miralles, Julio Fernandez. Dir: Miguel Courtois. Scr: Antonio Onetti. Art dir: Luis Valles. DoP: Nestor Calvo. Ed: Guillermo Maldonado. Main cast: eduardo Noriega, Patrick Bruel, Jose Coronado, Melanie Doutey, Silvia Abascal, Santiago Ramos, Jorge Sanz. Shot for eight weeks from October 8. In Spanish.
Contact: Treintaytantos, (34) 91 524 0094

Loved Ones (Seres Queridos)
(Tornasol Films, Patagonik [Arg], Gemini Films [Fr]) Dist (Sp): Alta Films. A Jewish girl falls in love with a Palestinian. Prods: Gerardo Herrero, Javier Lopez Blanco, Mariela Besuievsky, Patrick Cassavetti, Pablo Bossi, Adrian Sturgues, Paublo Branco. Dirs/scr: Teresa Pelegri, Dominic Harari. DoP: Daniel Cohen. Ed: Fernando Pardo. Main cast: Marian Aguilera, Guillermo Toledo, Norma Aleandro, Maria Botto, Fernando Ramallo. Shot for 7 weeks from July 23 in Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: Alta Films, (34) 91 542 2702

Mauvais Esprit (working title)
(Vertigo [Fr], Mate Productions) A young man who is killed in a car accident by his worst enemy, reincarnates as the son of his enemy, allowing him the chance for revenge. Budget: Euros 11.1m. Prods: Manuel Munz, Mate Cantero. Dir: Patrick Alessandrin. Scr: Patrick Alessandrin, Laurent Chouchan. Art dir: Alain Bainee. DoP: Javier Aguirresarobe. Wardrobe: Brigitte Nierhaus. Make up/Hair: Lourdes Briones, Manolo Carretero. Main cast: Thierry Lhermitte, Leonor Watling, Ophelie Winter, Michel Muller. Shot from Sept through Oct in Paris and Madrid. French.
Contact: Mate Productions, (34) 91 395 2254

Nowhere (En Ninguna Parte)
(I+D+C Prods) Budget: Euros 650,000. Six people meet at a gas station in the middle of nowhere but the hour and a half they spend together will mark all of their lives. Prod: Pedro Garcia-Ramos. Dir: Miguel Angel Carcano. Scr: Carcano and Ines Gonzalez Devesa. Art dir: Ines Aparicio. DoP: Martin Judewich. Main cast: Hector Alterio, Noelia Castano, Jose Angel Egido, Jorge Roelas, Frank Spano. Shot for 2 weeks from Sept 29. In Spanish.
Contact: ddt2, (34) 91 444 0332

One Hundred Ways To Finish Off Love (Cien Maneras De Acabar Con El Amor)
(Nisa Producciones) Budget: Euros 1.14m. Dist (Sp): Asfalto. A middle-aged man gets the job offer of a lifetime to write a book about love, but the other true love story he has experienced was with his ex-wife. Exec prod: Emilio Oviedo. Dir/scr: Vicente Perez Herrero. DoP: Federico Ribes. Main cast: Sergi Calleja, Rosana Pastor, Carmen Elias, Carlos Bardem, Cristina Plazas. Shot for 6 weeks from July 7 in Valencia and Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: Nisa Producciones, (34) 96 362 3684

Out To Sea (Mar Adentro)
(Sogecine, Himenoptero) Drama. Adapted from the real life story of a paralyzed man's struggle for his right to die. Prod: Fernando Bovaira. Dir: Alejandro Amenabar. Scr: Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil. Art dir: Benjamin Fernandez. DoP: Javier Aguirresarobe. Main cast: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas, Mabel Rivera, Clara Segura. Shot for 11 weeks from October in Galicia, Madrid and Barcelona. In Spanish.
Contact: Sogecine, (34) 91 736 7489

The Parrot's Chocolate (El Chocolate Del Loro)
(Alma Ata International Pictures, Enrique Cerezo) Budget: Euros 1.7m. A university student's plans to study for his final exam are thrown for a curve when a fellow student moves in to his house. Prods: Jose Maria Calleja, Enrique Cerezo. Dir: Ernesto Martin. Scr: Jaime Miraval. Art dir: Carlos Zaragoza. DoP: Alfonso Postigo. Ed: Fernando Guariniello. Main cast: Borja Elgea, Roger Pera, Paula Echevarria, Jorge Sanz. Shot for 7 weeks from August 18. In Spanish.

(Morena Films, Mandarin Films [Fr]) Intl sales: Studio Canal Plus. Budget: Euros 13.5m. A party-boy seeks to boost his status in Ibiza. Exec prods: Eric and Nicolas Altmayer, Juan Gordon. Dir/scr: Fabian Onteniente. Art dir: Pepon Sigler. DoP: Jose Maria Civit. Ed: Vicent Tabaillon. Make-up: Didier Lavegne. Hair: Eric Monteil. Wardrobe: Jean-Marc Mirete. Main cast: Rupert Everett, Jose Garcia, Ornella Muti, Rossy de Palma. Shot for 10 weeks from October 27 in Ibiza, Paris and Switzerland.
Contact: Morena Films, (34) 91 700 2780

Pink Fists (Punos Rosas)
(Plural Entertainment, Videocine[Mex]) Backer: Fidecine. Budget: $1.6m. Int'l sales: Mineko Mori, Televisa Cine. Black comedy. Exec prod: Eckehardt Von Damm. Prod: Avelino Rodriguez. Dir: Beto Gomez. Scr: Gomez, Alfonso Suarez Romero. DoP: Hector Osuna. Ed: Jorge Garcia. Prod des: Hania Robledo. Costume des: Josefina Echeverria. Hair/make up: Alfredo Mora, Felipe Salazar, Isabel Amezcua. Cast: Jose Yenque, Rodrigo Oviedo, Roberto Espejo, Cecilia Suarez. Randy Vasquez. Shot in Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico in May.
Contact: Videocine, (52) 55 5339 3000

(Produccioens Plauto SL) An escapist hatches a plan to save a circus. Exec prod: Javier Diaz. Dir: David Gordon. Scr: Coto Matamoros. Art dir: Luis Ramirez. DoP: Alfonso Parra. Ed: Jose Maria del Peon. Make-up: Susana Sanchez. Hair: Nuria Vela. Wardrobe: Mar Bardavio. Main cast: Pepe Carabias, Carmen Bernardos, Miguel Arribas. Shooting for 5 weeks from October 20 in Madrid and Marbella. In Spanish.
Contact: Lola Zarza, (34) 661 255 143

The Promise (La Promesa)
(Tesela Films, Porticode Comunicacion) Dist (Sp): Alta Films. Psycho thriller about a religious obsessed housewife who loses touch with reality. Exec prod: Jose Antonio Felez. Assoc prod: Moncho Varela. Dir/scr: Hector Carre. DoP: Juan Carlos Gomez. Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas. Main cast: Carmen Maura, Ana Fernandez, Chete Lara, Juan Margallo, Evaristo Calvo, Santiago Baron. Shot from July 28 to Oct 17 in Galicia and Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: Tesela Films, (34) 91 367 6776

Promedio Rojo
(Amiguetes Entertainment, IJV Comunicacion, Sobras limitada [Ch]) A Chilean student, fan of comics, and his Spanish girlfriend get involved in a series of adventures that seem drawn straight from a comic book. Budget: Euros 1.1m. Exec prods: Santiago Segura, Jesus Valino, Nicolas Lopez Fernandez. Dir: Nicolas Lopez Fernandez. Scr: Nicolas Lopez Fernandez, Manuel Santa Gonzalez. Art dir: Nelson Daniel. DoP: Jose Juan Graf Pfeiffer. Ed: Diego Macho. Music: Jose Luis Santiago. Make-up: Karina Arbulu. Hair: Mauricio Castro. Wardrobe: Constanza Meza. Main cast: Xenia Tostado, Ariel Levy Dor. Shot for 6 weeks from January 5 in Santiago de Chile and Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: , (34) 91 547 9700

Radio Pacifica
(Elias Querejeta PC) Budget: Euros 841,417. Documentary. Only today are supporters lacking for the radio station launched in 1949 by a group of intellectuals and conscientious objectors outside San Francisco, California to voice truths rarely told in the media. Exec prod: Elias Querejeta. Dir: Sergio Oksman. Scr: Sergio Oksman, Elias Querejeta, Carlos Mugiro. DoP: Paul Mailman, Jordi Abusada. Ed: Fernando Franco. Shot for 6 weeks from December 2003 in New York, San Francisco and Dallas.
Contact: Elias Querejeta, (34) 91 345 7139

(Tesela, Aristarain [Arg]) Dist (Sp): Alta Films. Budget: Euros 2.4m. A writer is reminded by a young acquaintance of his own youth in Buenos Aires. Exec prod: Jose Antonio Felez. Assoc prod: Adolfo Aristarain. Dir: Adolfo Aristarain. Scr: Adolfo Aristarain, Mario Camus, Kathy Saavedra. Prod dirs: Jorge Gundin, Daniel Goldstein. Art dirs: Jorge Ferrari, Juan Mario Roust. DoP: Jose Luis Alcaine. Ed: Fernando Pardo. Sound: Goldstein & Steinberg. Wardrobe: Kathy Saavedra, Valentina Bari. Make-up/hair: Marilo Osuna. Main cast: Juan Diego Botto, Susu Pecoraro, Jose Sacristan, Marcela Kloosterboer, Marina Glezer, Maximiliano Ghione, Carlo Crespo. Shot for 10 weeks from October 27 in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Montevideo. In Spanish.
Contact: Tesela, (34) 91 367 6776

Roma Santa
(Castelao Productions) Budget: Euros 3.1m. Dist (Sp): Sogedasa. A wolf-man terrorizes the residents of small towns. Prods: Julio Fernandez, Carlos Fernandez. Dir: Paco Plaza. Scr: Elena Serra, Alberto Marini, based on an original idea by Alfredo Conde. DoP: Javier Salmones. Ed: David Gallart. Main cast: Elsa Pataki, Gary Piquer, Maru Valdivieso, Laura Mana, Carlos Reig. Shot for 9 weeks from July 28 in Galicia and Barcelona. In Spanish.
Contact: Filmax, (34) 93 336 8555

Say I Do (Di Que Si)
(Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas, Zebra Producciones) Budget: Euros 3.6m. Dist (Sp): Columbia TriStar Films de Espana. An unlikely couple begins an unlikely romance after their hate-at-first-sight encounter on a game show. Exec prods: Natacha Kucic, Antonio Saura. Dir/scr: Juan Calvo. DoP: Gonzalo F Berridi. Ed: Javier Laffaille. Main cast: Santi Millan, Paz Vega, Santiago Segura, Pepe Viyuela, Ornella Muti, Chus Lampreave. Shot for 9.5 weeks from August 4 in Madrid and Oropesa de Mar. In Spanish.
Contact: Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas, (34) 91 377 7815

Summer Clouds (Nubes De Verano)
(Tornasol Films, Messidor Films) Backers: TVE, TV3, Generalitat de Catalunya. Dist (Sp): Alta Films. The tale of two cousins who set out to separately seduce a man and his wife during the course of one summer. Prods: Gerardo Herrero, Marta Esteban. Dir: Felipe Vega. Scr: Felipe Vega, Manuel Hidalgo. DoP: Alfonso Parra. Ed: Angel Hernandez Zoido. Music: Josep Sanou. Main cast: Roberto Enriquez, Natalia Millan, David Selvas, IRene Montigala, Roger Casamajor. Shot for 7 weeks starting May 26 in Catalunya. In Spanish.
Contact: Tornasol Films, (34) 91 102 3029

(Costa Brava Films) A theater producer in crisis after the death of her daughter reads a script based on the near-incestual relationship between Madame de Sevigne and her daughter in 17th century France. Dir: Marta Balletbo-Coll. Main cast: Anna Azcona, Jose Maria Pou, Marta Balletbo-Coll, eduard Farelo, Carme Elias. Shot from October 3 in Catalunya

There's Cause (Hay Motivo)
(Hay Motivo) A series of three-minute short films on political and social topics such as the war in Iraq, the Prestige oil spill, Spain's penal code, Basque nationalism, working mothers, domestic abuse, immigration and so on. Dirs/scr: David Trueba, Julio Medem, Iciar Bollain, Manuel Gomez Pereira, Montxo Armendariz, Victor Manuel, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez, Pere Joan Ventura, Jose Luis Cuerda, Alfonso Ungria, Vicente Aranda, Chus Gutierrez, Manuel Gutierrez Aragon, Victor Garcia Leon, Emilio Martinez Lazaro, Agustin Diaz Yanes. In Spanish.
Contact: Hay Motivo, (34) 91 593 4648

Things Which Make Life Worth Living (Cosas Que Hacen Que La Vida Valga La Pena)
(BocaBoca) A love affair blossoms between an unhappy office worker and an unemployed man. Prod: Cesar Benitez. Dir: Manuel Gomez Pereira. Scr: Joaquin Oristrell, Yolanda Garcia Serrano, with collaboration from Carlos Molinero, Luis Piedrahita. DoP: Juan Amoros. Ed: Jose Salcedo. Main cast: Eduard Fernandez, Ana Belen, Jose Sacristan. Shot for seven weeks from June. In Spanish.
Contact: BocaBoca, (34) 91 566 1500

Tiovivo c. 1950
(Nickel Odeon Dos, Enrique Cerezo PC, PC29) Dist (Sp): Columbia TriStar Films de Espana. Budget: Euros 3.6m. Two days in 1950 Madrid full of the drama and humour of life in that time and place. Exec Prod: Luis Maria Delgado. Dir: Jose Luis Garci. Scr: Jose Luis Garci, Horacio Valcarcel. Prod dir : Juan Carmona. Art dir: Gil Parrondo. DoP: Raul Perez Cubero. Ed: Miguel Gonzalez Sinde. Music: Pablo Cervantes. Wardrobe: Lourdes de Orduna. Make-up: Paca Almenara. Main cast: Alfredo Landa, Antonio Dechent, Carlos Hipolito, Elsa Pataki, Fernando Guillen Cuervo, Fernando Fernan Gomez. Shot for 8.5 weeks from October 27 in Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: Nickel Odeon Dos, (34) 91 308 5238

Toma 5, Accion: Invirtamos En La Infancia (working title)
(Tus Ojos) Budget: Euros 660,000. Five different stories concerning five kids-oriented priorities of UNICEF will form a 90-minute feature film. Dirs: Javier Fesser, Chus Gutierrez, Patricia Ferreira, Javier Corcuera, Pere Joan Ventura. Shot from August to December 2003.
Contact: Tus Ojos, (34) 91 356 3913

(MediaPro) The third part of a trilogy of narco-comedies following Airbag and Ano Mariano about a thief who in trying to recuperate a valuable gem he gave to a mental patient checks himself in to a psychiatric hospital. Dir/scr: Karra Elejalde. Main cast: Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillen Cuervo. Shot from September. In Spanish.
Contact: MediaPro, (34) 93 476 1551

Unconscious (Inconscientes)
(Tornasol Films, Messidor, EMC Asset Management [Ger], Story [It], Madragoa Filmes [Port]) The daughter of a respected neurosurgeon and wife of a student of Freud's in Barcelona of 1913 is abandoned by her husband right as she is about to give birth. Prods: Gerardo Herrero, Mariela Besuievsky, Marta Esteban, Ulrich Felsberg, Armedeo Pagani, Paulo Branco. Dir: Joaquin Oristrell. Scr: Joaquin Oristrell, Teresa de Pelegri, Dominic Harari. Art dir: Miquell Llorenc. DoP: Jaume Peracaula. Ed: Miguel Angel Santamaria. Main cast: Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Alex Brendemuhl. Shot for eight weeks from October 13. In Spanish.
Contact: Tornasol Films, (34) 01 542 9564

Vidas Veladas
(Ovideo TV) A woman is forced to live her entire life not knowing whether her son was fathered by her husband right before his death or her lover right before he went away to war, but she goes looking for the latter on an island thirty years later. Prod: Quique Camin. Dir: Rosa Verges. Scr: Jordi Barrachina, Rosa Verges. Art dir: Silvia Steinbrecht. DoP: Mario Montero. Main cast: Silke, Gines Garcia Millan. Shot for seven weeks from October 20. In Spanish.
Contact: Ovideo TV, (34) 93 253 0320

The Violet Gaze (La Mirada Violeta)
(Violeta Films SL, Mundo Ficcion SL) Budget: Euros 1.8m. Violet is constantly torn between her desire to devour men and her desire to settle down. Exec prods: Melchor Miralles, Augusto Prieto. Dirs/scr: Nacho Perez de la Paz, Jesus Ruiz. DoP: Aitor Mantxola. Ed: Fernando Pardo. Main cast: Cayetana Guillen Cuervo, Roberto Enriquez, Isabel Ordaz, Alberto Jimenez, Asier Otxandia. Shot for 7 weeks from June 23 in Madrid. In Spanish.
Contact: Mundo Ficcion, (34) 91 547 2059

(Sogecine, TriPictures) Comedy. A super-endowed neighbourhood ladies man plots his ascent up the social ladder. Prods: Felipe Ortiz, Luis Ortiz, Jose Hueva, Fernando Bovaira. Dir: Julio Sanchez Valdes. Scr: Joaquin Andujar. Art dir: Juan Botella. DoP: Carlos Suarez. Ed: Juan Carlos Arroyo. Main cast: Oscar Jaenada. Shot for eight weeks from October 20 Spanish.
Contact: TriPictures, (34) 91 400 9920

(Wanda Vision, Control Zeta Films [Uru]) A nearly bankrupt store owner asks his sole employee to pose as his wife when his brother comes to town. Prods: Jose Maria Morales, Fernando Epstein. Exec prod: Fernando Epstein. Dirs: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll. Scr: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, Gonzalo Delgado. DoP: Barbara Alvarez. Ed: Fernando Epstein. Main cast: Andres Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolan, Ana Katz, Daniel Hendler. Shot for 7 weeks from July in Uruguay. In Spanish.
Contact: Wanda Vision, (34) 91 351 7283

The Whispers Of My Heart (Los Suspiros De Mi Corazon)
(ATPIP Producciones, Aleph Media [Arg]) A man tries to escape his destiny as it is clearly defined in a horoscope. Exec prods: Lina Echeverri, Isidro Miguel. Dir: Enrique Gabriel. Scr: Lucie Lipschutz, Enrique Gabriel. DoP: Raul Perez Ureta. Ed: Alejo Hoijman. Main cast: Roger Coma, Salvador Sanz, Osvaldo Bonet, Enrique Blugerman, Sergi Calleja. Shot for 7 weeks from August 4 in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and San Luis. In Spanish.
Contact: ATPIP Producciones, (34) 91 415 7078

The Whore And The Whale (La Puta Y La Ballena)
(Wanda Vision, Patagonik [Arg]) Parallel love stories set in Patagonia in the 1930s and today. Budget: $3.2m. Dir/scr: Luis Puenzo. DoP: Jose Luis Alcaine. Wardrobe: Sonia Grande. Main cast: Aitana Sanchez Gijon, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Miguel Angel Sola, Merce Sole. Shot for 12 weeks from January 27 in Argentina. In Spanish.
Contact: Wanda Vision, (34) 91 352 8376

The Year Of The Flood (El Ano Del Diluvio)
(Gonafilm, Oberon Cinematografica, MC2 Productions [Fr], Kairos [It]) Budget: Euros 4.2m. A nun seeking financing for a hospital in 1953 falls in love with a wealthy landowner but ultimately finds the funds from an ailing rebel fighter. Exec prod: Juan Gona. Co-prods: Margarita Cadenas, Antonio Chavarrias, Francesco Panphili. Dir: Jaime Cavarri. Scr: eduardo Mendoza, Jaime Chavarri, based on the novel by Eduardo Mendoza. DoP: Ricardo Aronovich. Ed: Jose Salcedo. Main cast: Fanny Ardant, Dario Grandinetti, Eric Caravaca, Eloy Azorin, Luis Omar. Shot for 9 weeks from August 4 in Barcelona and Gerona. In Spanish.
Contact: Gonafilm, (34) 91 441 0026

The Year Of The Tick (El Ano De La Garrapata)
(Filmanova, LugoPress) A recent grad isn't sure what to do with his life rather than go on freeloading off his parents. Dist (Sp): Manga Films. Prods: Anton Reixa, Jose de Cora. Dir: Jorge Coira. Scr: Carlos Portela. Art dir: Antonio Periera. DoP: Chechu Graf. Ed: Guillermo Represa. Main cast: Javier Veiga, Felix Gomez, Veronica Sanchez, Maria Vazquez. Shot for seven weeks from Sept 15. In Spanish.
Contact: Filmanova, (34) 98 116 0188