Spanish distrib to release pic on around 10 prints
Arthouse distrib A Contracorriente Films has picked up all Spanish rights to docu feature “El Bulli: Cooking in Progress,” about Spanish master chef Ferran Adria’s restaurant.Vienna-based Autlook Filmsales sold the docu, which will screen in San Sebastian film fest’s new Culinary Zinema sidebar next month. “Bulli” will be released in Spain in the first quarter of next year on around 10 prints in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, San Sebastian and Seville, according to A Contracorriente founder Adolfo Blanco. Helmed by German director Gereon Wetzel, the film is a portrait of the restaurant El Bulli near the Catalan town of Roses. Although considered by many to be the best restaurant in the world, it closed last month. Indie distrib Kino Lorber acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the pic at March’s South by Southwest fest. Kino Lorber’s docu label Alive Mind Cinema bowed “Bulli” July 27 on one New York City screen, gathering north of $79,000 to date. The distrib plans to expand the docu to other U.S. cities during the next weeks. Docu opens September in Germany, handled by Alamode Film. Sweden’s NonStop Ent. picked up rights for the Nordic and Baltic markets.
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