"Saratan," a modest but appealing Kyrgyz village dramedy from Ernest Abdyshaparov, won the top Gold Star at the 5th Marrakech Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
The fifth Marrakech Intl. Film Festival may not be remembered for many jaw-dropping film discoveries. But it will mark another step forward for an event which aims, says fest VP Nour-eddine Sail, to…
Martin Scorsese is aiming to make Japan-set passion project "Silence" his next film, the helmer declared Sunday at the fifth Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco.
New Select has taken Japanese rights to Tristan Bauer's post-Falklands War "Iluminados por el fuego" (Blessed by Fire), which won a special jury prize at San Sebastian in September.
Spanish distribution and sales house Notro Films has taken international rights to "Camaron," local helmer Jaime Chavarri's biopic of late flamenco singer Camaron de la Isla.
Europe has another mega film studio. On Oct. 19, the 130-ton doors of soundstage 5 at Spain's Ciudad de la Luz clunked shut for filming on "La dama boba," a spirited Spanish 17th-century romantic…
Barcelona-based Filmax has restructured its international division to keep pace with the company's rapid growth. Division includes Spain's biggest film sales operation and a burgeoning line in…
Val Kilmer has boarded the chiller "Moscow Zero." Pic is the first film from new Barcelona-based production house Valentia Pictures.
Spanish sales consortium Latido has licensed Juan Carlos Cremata's winsome Cuban road movie "Viva Cuba" to Japan's Bayotide. Pic is Cuba's entry in the foreign-language Oscar race.
Signaling a longer-term relationship, Blighty sales house IAC Films and sister production company Sequence Film will handle worldwide distribution and sales outside Spain on Ray Loriga's "Teresa,"…
Chilean Matias Bize's sex dramedy "In Bed" proved a surprise, if largely applauded, winner at the 50th Valladolid Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday, taking the Golden Spike for best feature.