Spain, Europe's worst-performing large film market, has discovered a new Golden Goose: 3-D movies.
Rinko Kikuchi and Sergi Lopez will star in Isabel Coixet's "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo," the Spanish director's follow-up to Penelope Cruz starrer "Elegy."
Yasmina Reza, France's best-known dramatist, will make her film helming debut on "Introducing Fernand," toplining Carmen Maura, Bouli Lanners and Emmanuelle Seigner.
U.S. indie pics and Argentine arthouse titles feature prominently in the lineup of the Gijon Film Festival, which unspools Nov. 20-29.
Franka Potente ("Run Lola Run," "The Bourne Supremacy") will topline lost-at-sea tragedy, "Wave," helmed by Maria Ripoll ("Tortilla Soup").
Brazilian Marcos Jorge's "Estomago: A Gastronomic Story," an engaging tale of the rise and fall of a Sao Paulo chef, swept the 53rd Valladolid Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
Antonio Banderas, Spain's first homeboy made good in modern-day Hollywood, will be treading native soil more often.
Spurred by ratings and its public service brief, Spain's Radio Television Espanola is ramping up TV movie production.