Distrib nabs thriller 'Path' from Film Factory
MADRID — Wild Bunch Germany has picked up all German-speaking territories rights to Daniel Bruhl starrer, Spanish action-adventure movie “Winning Streak,” helmed by Eduard Cortes (“Nobody’s Life”).The Munich-based distrib has also acquired Miguel Angel Toledo’s psychological thriller “The Path,” co-penned by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later,” “Intruders”). Both titles, which made their market debuts at May’s Cannes mart, have been licensed by Vicente Canales’ new sales outfit, Film Factory Ent. Based on a true story, “Winning Streak” turns on the Pelayos, a Spanish family that discovered a way to legally win at roulette, making hundreds of millions of dollars at casinos around the world. Produced by Barcelona-based companies Alea Docs & Films and Bausan Films, the feature also stars Lluis Homar (“Broken Embraces”), Eduard Fernandez (“Biutiful”) and Miguel Angel Silvestre (“Verbo”). Pic is in post. “The Path” is Toledo’s directorial debut. It is co-produced by Valencia’s The Green Star Films, Canary Island’s Totem Prods and Gerardo Herrero’s Tornasol Films. Thriller, now in post, turns on a couple whose marriage is on the rocks, and who decide to spend Christmas night with their son in an isolated cabin in the mountains. “Wild Bunch has been attracted by those movies’ originality and, as many Spanish films today, their high production values,” said Canales. Launched December, Film Factory is attending the Madrid de Cine-Spanish Film Screenings, where it will show buyers Daniel Sanchez Arevalo’s comedy “Cousinhood” and Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo’s critically acclaimed and ground-breaking pay TV skein “Crematorium.”
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