MADRID — Spanish distributor Bulbeck & Mas has taken worldwide rights outside Spain to Santiago Tabernero’s neo-realist fable “Vida y color” (Life and Color).
Winner of the grand jury prize at March’s Miami Film Festival, coming-of-ager set in 1975 is the directorial debut of Spanish screenwriter Tabernero.
Traditionally a film library distributor, Bulbeck & Mas has upped its bet on young Spanish helmers and producers.
At the upcoming Cannes film market, it will also sell international rights to Cesar Martinez Herrada’s upbeat youth road movie “Arena en los bolsillos” (Sand in Your Pockets), starring Yohana Cobo, and psychological thriller “La noche del hermano” (Night of the Brother), helmed by Santiago Garcia de Leaniz and starring Luis Tosar.
Via its production label TailorMade Entertainment, Bulbeck & Mas is developing hospital drama “La energia de los cuerpos,” from thesp-turned-helmer Liberto Rabal; “Boleros,” a love story set between Puerto Rico and New York; and Angel de la Fuente’s comedy “Si el amor contara” (If Love Counts).
Keeping the U.S. as a key market for sales, Bulbeck & Mas has renewed for a further two years a joint venture with Derek Gibson and Katherine Duenas’ Big Pictures that will see the partners distributing Spanish-language films in the U.S. Hispanic market.