Portugal’s Rosa Filmes sets ‘Rule’ for prod’n

Co. hopes pic ups int'l sales, player status

MADRID — Rosa Filmes has unveiled its most ambitious project to date, designed to consolidate its status as an international production player with strong sales abroad.

Owned by producer Amandio Coroado and film director Joaquim Sapinho, Rosa Filmes is prepping Sapinho’s third film, “The Rule.”

Set in a convent during the early 19th century Portuguese civil war, pic will be co-produced by James Flynn’s Ireland-based Metropolitan Films, producer of Alan Parker’s “Angela’s Ashes” and John Boorman’s “The General.”

Rosa Filmes will also team with Germany’s Road Movies in taking a co-production stake on Metropolitan’s “No Distant Heroes,” to be directed by Les Blair. Rosa will provide post-prod facilities on “Heroes” and bring in Portuguese lab Tobis Portuguesa.

Breaking ground

Created in 1995, Rosa has broken ground in Portugal working with young directors on caustic contempo dramas often structured as international co-productions. Pics have relied upon fest slots to garner select international sales.

Screening in competition at Venice, Rosa’s latest production, the homoerotic “O Fantasma,” from first-time director Joao Pedro Rodrigues, has sold to Lucky Red for Italy.

“There’s new talent to be discovered in Portugal,” Rosa’s Coroado told Daily Variety. “Co-producing on other companies’ projects can allow us to use our postproduction facilities and lead to co-producers offering finance and distribution on our own projects.”

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