SPAIN - September 9


Ferpect Crime (Crimen Ferpecto)
(Panico Films, Sogecine) Comedy. The tale of a not so perfect crime committed in a well known department store. Dir: Alex de la Iglesia. Scr: Alex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarria. Main cast: Guillermo Toledo. Shooting from November 4 in Spain. Spanish.
Contact: Sogecine (34) 91 736 7489

Out To Sea (Mar Adentro)
(Sogecine, Himenoptero) Drama. Adapted from the real life story of a paralysed man's struggle for his right to die. Prod: Fernando Bovaira. Dir: Alejandro Amenabar. Scr: Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil. DP: Javier Aguirresarobe. Main cast: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas, Mabel Rivera, Clara Segura. Shooting from October in Spain. Spanish.
Contact: Sogecine (34) 91 736 7489

Son In Love (El Hijo Enamorado)
(BocaBoca, F&ME [UK], Daniel Zuta Film Produktion [Ger]) Period adventure tale turning on an as yet unenlightened Christ. Prod: Cesar Benitez. Dir: Manuel Gomez Pereira. Scr: Joaquin Oristrell. Main cast: Juan Diego Botto, Pilar Lopez de Ayala. Shooting for 13 weeks in Tunisia from January.
Spanish Contact: BocaBoca (34) 91 566 1500

(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. Shooting from September.
Spanish Contact: MediaPro (34) 93 476 1551

(Sogecine, TriPictures) Comedy. A super-endowed neighborhood ladies man plots his ascent up the social ladder. Dir: Julio Sanchez Valdes. Scr: Joaquin Andujar. Shooting this fall in Spain.
Spanish Contact: Sogecine (34) 91 736 7489


Ae Fond Kiss
(Sixteen Films [UK], Tornasol Films [Sp], EMCAsset Management [Ger], Bianca Film [It]) Dist (Sp): Alta Films. A Muslim Scot falls in love but his parents plan for him to marry his cousin. Prods: Rebecca O'Brien. Uli Felsberg, Gerardo Herrero. Dir: Ken Loach. Scr: Paul Laverty. DP: Barry Ackroyd. Ed: Jonathan Morris. Main cast: Atta Yakub, Eva Birthistle, Riaz Ahmed, Shamshad Akhatar, Shabana Bhakish. Shooting for 7 weeks from June in Glasgow and Spain.
English Contact: Alta Films (34) 91 542 2702

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. In production from 2001 to the end of 2003.
Contact: Morena Films (34) 91 700 2780

Bad Grapes (Mala Uva)
(Wanda Vision, Fenix) Budget: E2m. 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. DP: Albert Pascual. Ed: Rori Sainz de Rozas. Main cast: Sancho Gracia, Terele Pavez, Agata Lys, Asuncion Balaguer, Merce Llorens. Shooting for 7 weeks from September 1 in Barcelona.
Spanish Contact: Wanda Vision (34) 91 352 8376

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 prod: Jose Maria Morales, Javier Linares. Prods: Jorge Linares, Miguel Morales. DP: Juan Carlos Gomez. Ed: Laura Casamyor del Rincon. Distr (Sp): Wanda Vision. Shooting for 74 weeks from June 6 in Spain, UK, France, Italy, China, Japan and Mexico.
Contact: Wanda Films (34) 91 352 8376

Blood Red (Rojo Sangre)
(Canonigo Films) Budget: E 2.35m) Dist: Treinta y Tantos. An out-of-work actor takes revenge on lesser performers who have stolen his limelight. Prod: Marivi de Villanueva. Dir: Christian Molina. Scr: Jacinto Molina. DP: Mischa Lluch. Ed: Bernard Aragones. Main cast: Paul Naschy, Guillermo Montesinos, Bibiana Fernandez, Jose Lifante, Teresa Manresa. Shooting for 6 weeks from July 21 in Barcelona.
Spanish Contact: Globally (34) 91 781 3987

Bohemian Soul (Alma De Bohemio)
(Tesela PC). A man living in Spain whose trip home to Buenos Aires for his mother's funeral evokes flashbacks to his youth - and Argentina's turbulent past. Dir: Adolfo Aristarain. Scr: Adolfo Aristarain, Kathy Saavedra. Main cast: Juan Diego Botto. Shooting from Aug 4 to Oct 10 in Spain and Argentina.
Spanish Contact: Tesela Films (34) 91 367 6776

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: E 672,180. Dirs/Scr: Paz Bilbao, Nacho Maura. Exec prod: Piluca Baquero, Pedro Pastor. Prod: Modesto Perez. DP: Jeronimo Molero. Ed: Gerardo Leon. Shooting for six months from June 2 in Spain.
Spanish Contact: Trafico de Ideas (34) 91 524 0999

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. Shooting from September in Spain.
Spanish Contact: Jaleo Films (34) 954 159 118

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. DP: Jose David Gonzalo. Ed: Luis M del Valle. Main cast: Gustavo Salmeron, Goya Toledo, Jose Coronado. Shooting for 7 weeks from August 18 in Madrid.
Spanish Contact: (349 91 310 3834

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. DP: Daniel Cohen. Ed: Fernando Pardo. Main cast: Marian Aguilera, Guillermo Toledo, Norma Aleandro, Maria Botto, Fernando Ramallo. Shooting for 7 weeks from July 23 in Madrid.
Spanish Contact: Alta Films (34) 91 542 2702

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. DP: Xavi Gimenez. Ed: Ivan Aledo. Main cast: Jordi Molla, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Unax Ugalde, Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Silvia Abascal. Shooting for 9.5 weeks from August 4 in Rome, Malta and Madrid.
Spanish Contact: Morena Films (34) 91 700 2780

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. DP: Juan Carlos Gomez. Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas. Main cast: Carmen Maura, Ana Fernandez, Chete Lara, Juan Margallo, Evaristo Calvo, Santiago Baron. Shooting from July 28 to Oct 17 in Galicia and Madrid.
Spanish Contact: Tesela Films (34) 91 367 6776

Roma Santa
(Castelao Productions) Budget: E3.1m. Dist (Sp): Sogedasa. A wolf-man terrorises 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. DP: Javier Salmones. Ed: David Gallart. Main cast: Elsa Pataki, Gary Piquer, Maru Valdivieso, Laura Mana, Carlos Reig. Shooting for 9 weeks from July 28 in Galicia and Barcelona.
Spanish Contact: Filmax (34) 93 336 8555

Say I Do (Di Que Si)
(Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas, Zebra Producciones) Budget: E3.6m. 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. DP: Gonzalo F Berridi. Ed: Javier Laffaille. Main cast: Santi Millan, Paz Vega, Santiago Segura, Pepe Viyuela, Ornella Muti, Chus Lampreave. Shooting for 9.5 weeks from August 4 in Madrid and Oropesa de Mar.
Spanish Contact: Columbia Films Producciones Espanolas (34) 91 377 7815

The Seventh Day (El Septimo Dia)
(Lolafilms) Budget: Euros 3.2m. Loosely based on real events involving two brothers who went on a killing spree in a small rural town. Prod: Andres Vicente Gomez. Assoc prod: Marco Gomez. Dir: Carlos Saura. Scr: Ray Loriga. DP: Javier Aguirresarobe. Main cast: Jose Garcia, Juan Diego, Angela Molina, Jose Luis Gomez. Shooting for 8.5 weeks from July in Spain.
Spanish Contact: Lolafilms (34) 91 436 7400

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. DP: Juan Amoros. Ed: Jose Salcedo. Main cast: Eduard Fernandez, Ana Belen, Jose Sacristan. Shooting for seven weeks from June.
Spanish Contact: BocaBoca (34) 91 566 1500

(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. DP: Barbara Alvarez. Ed: Fernando Epstein. Main cast: Andres Pazos, Mirella Pascual, Jorge Bolan, Ana Katz, Daniel Hendler. Shooting for 7 weeks from July in Uruguay. 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 prod: Lina Echeverri, Isidro Miguel. Dir: Enrique Gabriel. Scr: Lucie Lipschutz, Enrique Gabriel. DP: Raul Perez Ureta. Ed: Alejo Hoijman. Main cast: Roger Coma, Salvador Sanz, Osvaldo Bonet, Enrique Blugerman, Sergi Calleja. Shooting for 7 weeks from August 4 in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and San Luis.
Spanish Contact: ATPIP Producciones (34) 91 415 7078

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. DP: Ricardo Aronovich. Ed: Jose Salcedo. Main cast: Fanny Ardant, Dario Grandinetti, Eric Caravaca, Eloy Azorin, Luis Omar. Shooting for 9 weeks from August 4 in Barcelona and Gerona..
Contact: Gonafilm (34) 91 441 0026


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. To shoot in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco from May 12 for six to seven weeks.
Contact: Jose & Friends (1) 323 935 0634

Al Abrazo Partido
(Wanda Vision, BD Cine [Arg]) A 'late bloomer' tries to survive on the streets on Argentina today. Dist (Sp): Wanda Vision. Prods: Jose Maria Morales, Diego Dubcousky. DP: Ramiro Civita. Main cast: Daniel Hendler, Sergio Boris, Adriana Aizenberg, Jorge D'Elia. Shooting for 7 weeks from May 19 in Buenos Aires..
Contact: Wanda Vision (34) 91 351 7283

Astronauts (Astronautos)
(Tesela Films, La Zanfona PC) Budget: E 1.25m. A bittersweet love story between a young girl and an older man who is recovering from a heroin habit, set in Seville. Dist (Sp): Alta Films. Exec prod: Jose Antonio Felez. Assoc prod: Gervasio Iglesias. Dir/scr: Santi Amodeo. Ed: J Manuel G Moyano. Main cast: Nancho Novo, Teresa Hurtado, Manolo Solo, Julian Villagran, Juan Motilla. Shooting from May 12 to June 28 in Seville..
Contact: Tesela Films (34) 91 367 6776

The Archimedes Principle (El Principio De Arquimedes)
(Tornasol Films). Backers: TVE, Via Digital, Dist (Sp): Alta Films. Tensions arise between two friends and neighbors when they begin to work together. Prod: Gerardo Herrero. Exec prod: Mariela Besuievsky. Dir: Gerardo Herrero. Scr: Belen Gopegui. DP: Alfredo Mayo. Ed: Carmen Frias. Art dir: Wolfgang Burmann. Music: Lucio Godoy. Main cast: Marta Belaustegui, Roberto Enriquez, Manuel Moron, Blanca Oteyza. Shooting in Madrid for 8 weeks starting May 5.
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. DP: Daniel Shulman. Ed: Camilo Antolini. Main cast: Ricardo Darin, Mercedes Moran, Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Eduardo Blanco, Valeria Bertucelli. Shooting for 10 weeks from August 11 in Buenos Aires..
Contact: Tornasol Films (34) 91 102 3029

Bad Education (La Mala Educacion)
(El Deseo) Budget: E 8.5m. Intl sales: Focus International. The story of two young men, one an aspiring actor and the other a film director, reunited in the 1980s, years after their childhood experience together in the Catholic school system of 1950s Spain. Dist (Sp): Warner Sogefilms. Prod: Agustin Almodovar. Exec prods: Agustin Almodovar, Esther Garcia. DP: Jose Luis Alcaine. Ed: Jose Salcedo. Main cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Javier Camara, Lluis Homar, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Fran Boira. Shooting for 12 weeks from June 9 in Spain..
Contact: El Deseo (34) 91 724 8199

The Best Thing That Can Happen To A Croissant (Lo Mejor Que Le Puede Pasar A Un Cruasan)
(Ovideo TV) Prods: Quique Camin, Antoni Camin. Dir: Paco Mir. Scr: Paco Mir, based on the novel by Pablo Tusset. DP: Kiko de la Rica. Main cast: Pablo Carbonell, Jose Coronado, Nathalie Sesena, Marta Belaustegui, Lola Marceli. Shooting for 7 weeks from June 16 in Barcelona..
Contact: Ovideo TV (34) 93 253 0320

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. DP: 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. Shooting from April to June in Spain.
English Contact: CNC Limited (44) 208 673 0048

Buen Viaje, Excelencia!
(Lolafilms, Lanterna Editrice [It], Subotica Entertainment [Ire]) Comedy set around the last days of dictator Franco's life. Budget: E3.4m. Dist (Sp): UIP. Prod: Andres Vicente Gomez. Dir/scr: Albert Boadella. Art dir: Felix Murcia. DP: Jose Luis Lopez Linares. Ed: Alejandro Lazaro. Wardrobe: Macarena Soto. Make up: Pepe Quetglas. Hair: Blanca Sanchez. Main cast : Ramon Fonsere, Minnie Marx, Pilar Saenz, Xavier Boada, Jesus Agelet, Lluis Elias. Shooting Oct 28 to Jan 15 in Madrid, Belchite and Burgos.
Spanish Contact: Lolafilms (34) 91 436 7400

Bunny On The Moon (Conejo En La Luna)
(Calle Cruzada, Beanca Films [Mex], Pandora Film [Ger]) Budget: $3.18m. Backer: Fidicine. Thriller drama. A global noir with techno salsa velocity. Exec prod: Karl Baumgartner. Prods: Jose Luis Escolar, Jorge Ramirez Suarez. Co prod: Raimond Goebel. Dir/scr: Ramirez Suarez. DoP: Javier Aguirresarobe. Ed: Pablo Zumarraga. Prod des: Salvador Parra. Costume des: Sabine Daigeler. Main cast: Nadja Uhl, Diego Luna, Jesus Ochoa, Jurgen Vogel, Emilio Echevarria. Shooting in Mexico City and Germany from July 7 to Sept 5.
Contact: Beanca Films (49) 2244 918 567

Catharsis (Catarsis)
(El Desierto PC) Tale of a poet struggling to maintain her artistic liberty and independence. Dir: Angel Fernandez Santos. Scr: Greta Alvarez, Esther Martinez Lobato, Enrique Mercado, Angel Fernandez Santos. DP: Federico Ribes. Ed: Vivi Gomez, Ivan Mena. Main cast: Chusa Barbero, Daniel Freire, Laura Dominguez, Josep Linuesa, Amaia Lizarralde. Shooting for 8 weeks from June 2003..
Contact: El Desierto PC (34) 91 320 1101

Dying Of Love (Muertos De Amor)
(Blue Legend Productions, Walt Disney Company Iberia) Thriller about a man and a woman who, united against their wills in a complex blackmailing scheme, find an unexpected passion rising between them. Budget: E2.19m. Dist (Sp): Buena Vista International Spain. Prods: Federico Bermudez de Castro, Alvaro Zapata. Dir: Beda Docampo Freijoo. Scr: Beda Docampo Freijoo, Gustavo Aprea, Silvia Perez de Pablos. DP: Gonzalez Fernandez Berridi. Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas. Art dir: Soledad Sesena. Music: Victor Reyes. Make up: Lourdes Briones. WArdrobe: Patricia Monne. Main cast: Jose Coronado, Antonio Resines, Leticia Bredice, Ines Estevez, Emilio Gutierrez Caba, Alex Angulo. Shooting for 8 weeks starting Jan 27 in Madrid and Galicia..
Contact: Buena Vista International Spain (34) 91 384 9400

(Krampack, Imposible Films) Two yuppy couples have trouble committing to each other. Dir: Joel Joan. Scr: Joel Joan, Jordi Sanchez, Pep Anton Gomez, based on their theater play. DP: Josep M Civit. Art dir: Leo Casamitjana. Main cast: Joel Joan, Jordi Sanchez, Agata Roca, Clara Segura. Shooting for 7 weeks from March 24 in Barcelona. Catalan.
Contact: Imposible Films (34) 93 323 6940

February (Febrero)
(La Productora SA) Drama. A man discovers the hidden past of his recently deceased ex girlfriend. Prod: Raimon Masllorens. Dir: Silvia Quer. Scr: Lluisa Cunille. DP: David Omedes. Ed: Oriol Carbonell. Main cast: Julio Manrique, Laura Conejero. Shooting for 7 weeks from May 5..
Contact: La Productora SA (34) 93 459 0199

Flying Saucers (Platillos Volantes)
(Pedro Costa, Enrique Cerezo) A tragicomedy based on the true story of two men in 1970's Spain who commit suicide in order to convene with extraterrestrials and solve the world's political problems. Dir/scr: Oscar Aibar. Main cast: Jordi Vilches, Angel de Andres Lopez. Shooting from January in Barcelona..
Contact: Enrique Cerezo (34) 91 512 0058

Franky Banderas
(Enrique Cerezo) An out of work actor, part timing as a clown, tries to strike it rich as a child singer's promoter. Exec prod: Enrique Cerezo. Dir: Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez. Scr: Rafael Azcona, Jose Luis Garcia Sanchez. DP: Fernando Arribas Campa. Art dir: Miguel A Chicharro Vilches. Wardrobe: Eva Arretxe. Ed: Xavier P Philippe Laffaille. Music: Miguel Angel Collado. Make up: Jose Quetglas Rubio. Main cast: Juan Luis Galiardo, Maria Barranco, Raulito, Juan Valderrama, Chiquito de la Calzada. Shooting for 6.5 weeks from March 3 April 16 in Madrid..
Contact: Enrique Cerezo (34) 91 512 0058

(Elias Querejeta, Cometa, Ensueno Films) A teenager forced to move in with his aunt and uncle following the death of his mother discovers new experiences and previously unexplored relations, including with the father he's never met. Budget: Euros 3.3m. Prod: Elias Querejeta. Dir: Gracia Querejeta. Scr: Gracia Querejeta, David Planell. DP: Angel Iguacel. Ed: Nacho Ruiz Capillas. Music: Angel Illarramendi. Wardrobe: Maiki Marin. Make up: Romana Gonzalez. Hair: Josefa Morales. Main cast: Nilo Mur, Adriana Ozores, Joaquin Climent, Unax Ugalde, Damian Alcazar. Shooting for 11 weeks starting Feb 10 in Madrid..
Contact: Elias Querejeta (34) 91 345 7139

The Holy Girl (La Nina Santa)
(El Deseo, Lita Stantic Producciones [Arg], R&C Produzioni [It]) Budget: Euros 1.28m. A coming-of-age tale of two teenage girls. Prod: Elida Maria Stantic. Dir/scr: Lucrecia Martel. DP:Felix Monti. Ed: Santiago Ricco. Main cast: Carlos Belloso, Mercedes Moran, Alejandro Urapilleta, Mia Maestro. Shooting for 8 weeks from June 16 in Argentina..
Contact: El Deseo (34) 91 724 8199

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. DP: Cobi Migliora. Ed: Xabi Carrasco. Dist (Sp): Treinta Y Tantos. Main cast: Veronica Echegui, Jesus Noguero, Marcos Cana, Quique San Francisco. Shooting for 6 weeks from June 9 in Ibiza and Barcelona.
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. DP: 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.
Spanish Contact: Sogecine (34) 91 736 7489

Janis & John
(Fidelite Productions [Fr], Alquimia Cinema) A seemingly respectable businessman and suburban husband and father, must find a hundred thousand Euros to cover up his history of petty thefts from the company. To do so, he decides to blackmail his cousin, a fanatic of Janis Joplin and John Lennon, by making him believe his idols have come back to life. Budget: E5.3m. Dist (Sp): Manga Films. Dir/scr: Samuel Benchetrit. Art dir: Yan Arlaud. DP: Pierre Aim. Ed : Elsa Fernandez. Wardrobe: Valerie Pozzo di Borno. Make up: Carmen Arbues Miro. Main cast: Sergi Lopez, Marie Trintignant, Francoise Cluzet, Christopher Lambert, Amparo Soler Leal, Jean Louis Trintignant. Shooting from Sept 9 to Nov 20 in Paris.
Contact: Alquimia Cinema (34) 91 748 9040

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. DP: Angel Luis Fernandez. Ed: Luis Villar. Main cast: Yael Barnatan, Miguel Hermoso, Daniel Freire, Antonio Dechent. Shooting for 6 weeks from June 23 in Spain.
Spanish Contact: Javiera Figueroa (34) 609-169-322

The Life That Awaits You (La Vida Que Te Espera)
(Tornasol Films, Continental Producciones) Backers: TVE, TVG, Via Digital. A dispute over a cow between two neighbours of a peaceful rural village ends in tragedy. Prods: Gerardo Herrero, Pancho Casal. Dir: Manuel Gutierrez Aragon. Scr: Manuel Gutierrez Aragon, Angeles Gonzalez Sinde. DP: Gonzalo Berridi. Ed: Jose Salcedo. Ar dir: Felix Murcia. Main cast: Juan Diego, Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Celso Bugallo, Clara Lago. Shooting from April 21 to June 21.
Spanish Contact: Tornasol Films (34) 91 102 3029

The Machinist
(Castelao Productions) A factory worker suffering from severe insomnia is involved in an accident which costs a colleague an arm and which sets events spiralling out of control. Prod: Julio Fernandez. Exec prods: Carlos Fernandez, Antonia Nava. DP: Xavi Gimenez. Ed: Luis de la Madrid. Main cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer JAson Leigh, AItana Sanchez Gijon, John Sharian, Matthew Romero. Shooting for 7.5 weeks from May 26 in Barcelona.
English Contact: Filmax (34) 93 336 8555

One Hundred Ways To Finish Off Love (Cien Maneras De Acabar Con El Amor)
(Nisa Producciones) Budget: E 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. DP: Federico Ribes. Main cast: Sergi Calleja, Rosana Pastor, Carmen Elias, CArlos Bardem, Cristina Plazas. Shooting for 6 weeks from July 7 in Valencia and Madrid.
Spanish Contact: Nisa Producciones (34) 96 362 3684

Pedal Car (Coche De Pedales)
(Alokatu S.L., Trafico de Ideas S.L., Malvarrosa Media S.L., Take 2000 [Port]). Backers: TVE, CANAL+, IBERMEDIA, Basque Government, Valencia Government. Coming of age tale about a young boy in 1950's Spain. Dir: Ramon Barea. Main cast: Alex Angulo, Rosana Pastor, Maria Pastor, Pablo Gomez. Shooting from April 14 through May 31 in Valencia..
Contact: DyP Comunicacion (34) 521 7094

Perfect Wrong Love (Perfecto Amor Equivocado)
(Wanda Films, Fenix PC, ICAIC [Cuba]) Comedy about a writer dealing with some personal problems. Budget: E1m. Dir: Gerardo Chijona. Scr: Gerardo Chijona, Eduardo del Llano. DP: Raul Perez Ureta. Music: Edesio Alejandro. Main cast: Luis Alberto García, Beatriz Valdes, y Susana Perez y al espanol Sancho Gracia. Otro espanol, Javier Gurruchaga. Shooting from January 14 through March 21 in Cuba..
Contact: Wanda Films (34) 91 352 8376

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. Shooting in Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico in May.
Contact: Videocine (52) 55 5339 3000

Puppy (Cachorro)
(Star Line TV Productions) Budget: E2.5m. A gay dentist must tone down his lifestyle when his 11 year old nephew comes for a short stay that turns into a longer stay when his mother is arrested with drugs in India. Prod: Juan Alexander. Dir: Miguel Albaladejo. Scr: Albaladejo, Salvador Garcia. DP: Alfonso Sanz. Art dir: Jose Carmona. Music: Lucio Godoy. Ed: Pablo Blanco. Main cast: Jose Luis Garcia PErez, David Castillo, Arno Chevrier, Empar Ferrer. Shooting from April 21 for 8 weeks in Madrid and Valencia.
Spanish Contact: Star Line TV (34) 91 426 3494

Secret Agents (Agentes Secretos)
(Alquimia Cinema, La Chauve Souris [Fr], Medusa Film [It]) Budget: E14.6m. Spy thriller which starts when a cadaver washes up in southern Spain with a chip containing information about an arms and diamonds trafficking network in Africa. Dir: Frederic Schoendoeffer. Scr: Schoendoeffer, Olivier Douyere. Exec prods: Francisco Ramos, Eric Neve. Art dir: Jean Baptiste Poirot. DP: Jean Pierre Sauvaire. Main cast: Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Andre Dussolier, Charles Berling. Shooting from March 4 for 12 weeks in Paris, Geneva, Morocco, Madrid and Tarifa.
Contact: Alquimia Cinema (34) 91 748 9040

(Digital Virus Entertainment, Vulcano Films, New Line One, Estrellavision) A group of famous people and artists discuss intimate issues over dinner in a nuclear bunker believing life as they know it will end soon. Dir/scr/ed: Antonio Dyaz. DP: Pablo Hernandez. Main cast: Coque Malla, Silke, Nancho Novo, Leire Berrocal, Mercedes Ortega, Enrique Alcides, Pepa Slas. Shooting for 10 days from April 14 in Tenerife.
Spanish Contact: DyP Comunicacion (34) 521 7094

Sleeping Luck (La Suerte Dormida)
(Tornasol Films) A woman fleeing from a painful past is forced to open old wounds when she takes on a legal case concerning an indemnity for a death. Dist (Sp): Alta Films. Exec prod: Gerardo Herrero. Dir: Angeles Gonzalez Sinde. Scr: Angeles Gonzalez Sinde, Belen Gopegui. Art dir: Carlos Bodelon. DP: Antonio Calvache. Ed: Fernando Pardo. Wardrobe: PatriciaMonne. Make up: Susana Sanchez. Hair: Paca Nunez. Main cast: Adriana Ozores, Felix Gomez, Pepe Soriano, Carlos Kaniowsky, Fanny de Castro. Shooting from Oct 14 to Dec 7 in and around Madrid.
Contact: Tornasol Films (34) 91 102 3029

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. DP: Alfonso Parra. Ed: Angel Hernandez Zoido. Music: Josep Sanou. Main cast: Roberto Enriquez, Natalia Millan, David Selvas, IRene Montigala, Roger Casamajor. Shooting for 7 weeks starting May 26 in Catalunya..
Contact: Tornasol Films (34) 91 102 3029

Swindled (Incautos)
(Alquimia Cinema, Mandarin Films [Fr]) Thriller about a group of con artists trying to con each other. Dist (Sp): Manga Films. Budget: Euros 3.4m. Exec prod: Ricardo Garcia Arrojo. Art dir: Veronica Toledo. DP: Thirry Arbogast. Ed: Ivan Aledo. Music: Juan Bardem. Wardrobe: Tatiana Hernandez. Make up: Ana Lozano. Hair: Manolo Garcia. Main cast: Victoria Abril, Federico Luppi, Ernesto Alterio, Jose Garcia, Guillermo Toledo. Shooting for 10 weeks from February 17 in Madrid, Segovia and Canary Islands..
Contact: Alquimia Cinema (34) 91 748 9040

(Mascara Films, Ensueno Films) Backers: Antena 3, Via Digital. Dist (Sp): Columbia. Dist (Lat Am): Venevision. Two middle aged small time crooks get wrapped up in mafia story bigger than they expected. Dir: Antonio del Real. Scr: Eduyardo Mallorqui, Antonio del Real. DP: Hans Burmann. Music: Jose Miguel F Sastron. Ed: Miguel Santamaria. Wardrobe: Patricia Monne. Make up: Ana Lopez Puigcerver. Main cast: Juanjo Puigcorbe, Esther Canadas, Juan Echanove, Jose Sancho, Mariola Fuentes. Shooting for 8.5 weeks starting Feb 24 in Spain and France.
Spanish Contact: Columbia (34) 91 377 7100

Triple Agent
(Rezo Productions [Fr], Compagnie Eric Rohmer [Fr], Tornasol Films [Sp], Alta PC [Sp], Bim Produzione [It], Strada Productions [Fr]) Dist (Sp): Alta Films. A spy story loosely based on real events about a French Greek couple living in Paris in 1936. Prods: Francoise Etchegaray, Jean Michel Rey, Philippe Liegeois, Gerardo Herrero, Enrique Gonzalez Macho. Dir/scr: Eric Rohmer. DP : Diane Baratier. Ed: Mary Stephen. Main cast: Serge Renko, Katerina Didaskalou, Amanda Langlet, Emmanuel Salinger, Cyrielle Claire. Shooting from March 20 for 8 weeks in France.
French Contact: Alta Films (34) 91 542 2702

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

Voices In The Night (Las Voces De La Noche)
(Esicma, Cometa) A young couple falls in love in 1950's Spain despite the rumours and talk of all those around them. Budget: E3m. Exec prod: Pau Calpe. Dir/scr: Salvador Garcia Ruiz. Art dir: Monica Bernuy, Federico Garcia. DP: Teo Delgado. Ed: Carmen Frias. Music: Pascal Gaigne. Wardrobe: Silvia Garcia Bravo. Make up: Lola Lopez. Hair: Itziar Arrieta. Main cast: Tristan Ulloa, Laia Marull, Vicky Pena, Guillermo Toledo. Shooting Oct 14 to Dec 11 in Gerona and Madrid.
Spanish Contact: Esicma (34) 91 345 8708

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. DP: Jose Luis Alcaine. Wardrobe: Sonia Grande. Main cast: Aitana Sanchez Gijon, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Miguel Angel Sola, Merce Sole. Shooting for 12 weeks from January 27 in Argentina.
Spanish Contact: Wanda Vision (34) 91 352 8376

Youth (Joves)
Three dramatic stories about young people in Barcelona which border on tragedy. Budget: E1.7m. Dist (Sp): Lauren Films. Backer: TV3. Exec prods: Jordi Rediu, Norbert Llaras. Dirs: Ramon Termens, Carles Torras. DoP: Angel Luis Fernandez. Art dir: Toni Gali. Wardrobe: Marta Alsina. Make up/hair: Gemma Planchadell. Ed: Amat Carreras. Main cast: Roger Coma, Jordi Dauder, Boris Ruiz, Vicky Pena, Pep Sales. Shooting for 8 weeks starting April 14.
Catalan Contact: ZIP (34) 93 441 0733