Catalonia’s projects in the pipeline

Spanish region's finest up the ante

The best Catalan titles in production or on sale; production companies in parentheses, seller listed at end:

25 CARATS
(Iconica/Ovideo)
Petty femme thief and middle-aged loser plan jewel heist. Pre-production. DeAPlaneta

THE ANARCHIST’S WIVES
(P’Artisan/Boissiere/Zip)
Husband and wife fight Franco and fate in the Spanish Civil War. Peter Sehr and Marie Noelle direct. Post. Bavaria

ANGUS & CHERYL
(BRB/Screen 21/Tuba)
Girl-vs.-boy squabble sketches. Jaunty toon fillers. BRB

THE APPEARED
(Morena, Jaleo, Oberon/Pensa & Rocca)
Chiller road movie with political overtones and a twist.

BARCELONA (A MAP)
(Els Films de la Rambla)
Sixtysomethings confronting decline. Topnotch thesping. Studied but unfussy direction from Ventura Pons. Latido

BERNARD 2ND SEASON
(BRB/SCREEN 21/EBS/M6/RG)
More pratfalls from the paunchy polar bear. An international hit. BRB

THE BLIND MAN OF SEVILLE
(Castelao/ZDF)
Will Conroy, co-scribe on Brad Anderson’s “Transsiberian,” adapts Robert Wilson’s Sevillian Semana Santa-set crime thriller. Development. Filmax

DIRTY LINEN
(TVC)
Flatmate sitcom featuring radio journo and upper-crust actor. TVC

DON’T ASK ME TO KISS YOU BECAUSE I WILL
(Rodar y Rodar)
Directorial debut of Barcelona playwright Albert Espinosa. Potential local B.O. Rodar y Rodar

DON’T SAY ANYTHING
(Mediapro)
Barbed high-school slasher. Tube possibilities abroad. Mediapro

CERTAIN LADY
(Castelao)
A poetry lover terrorized by 13 muses. Next high-end chiller from Jaume Balaguero (“Fragile”). Filmax

ENEADROM
(Zip)
Man starts up suicide business. Satire from Jo Sol (“Tax Thief”). Pre-production.

FERMAT’S ROOM
(Notro/Bocaboca)
Four mathematicians square up to a number-crunching, life-saving mission. Post. Notro

THE FROST
(Alta Realitat/Frost Media/Gota)
Couple seek absolution after son’s death. Serious, emotional fare from Ferran Audi. Shoots March.

GARBO, THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD
(Ikiru/Centuria/Colose)
Potentially standout, high-end docu thriller on celebrated double agent. Ready winter 2007.

THE HANGED MAN
(El Amigo de Lenon/Subotica/Ovideo)
Teen sexual and emotional initiation from Manuel Gomez Pereira. Rolls Oct. 29. Worth tracking.

THE HAIRY TOOTH FAIRY 2
(Filmax/Patagonik)
B.O. hit sequel, about a rodent with a sweet tooth. Filmax

THE HOMECOMING
(Rodar y Rodar)
Feature debut of “Orphanage” screenwriter Sergio Sanchez. A hot project.

THE IMP
(BRB/Screen 21/Red Nite)
B&W animated fillers, about a bungling wannabe hell-raising imp. Original. BRB

JETLAG
(TVC)
Thirtysomething femme flatmates sitcom. TVC

JULIA’S EYES
(Rodar y Rodar)
Guillem Morales’ chiller follow-up to “An Uncertain Guest.” One to track closely.

THE JUST
(Fimax/Lemon)
Apocalyptic “Da Vinci Code”-style thriller. Sitges competitor. Filmax

LAS MADRES DE ELNA
(Mediapro)
World War II heroine drama. Manuel Huerga (“Salvador”) directs. March shoot.

LA TIERRA CLASICA
(Eddie Saeta/Andergraun)
Revisionist Albert Serra (“Honor de Cavalleria”) recounts the tale of the Four (sic) Kings of Orient. Eddie Saeta

LITTLE ASHES
(Factotum/Aria/APT/Met)
Paul Morrison’s take on the young Salvador Dali. Shooting. Katapult

LIVERPOOL
(Eddie Saeta/4L/Slot Machine/Fortuna/Black Forest)
Studied slice-of-life minimalism from Lisandro Alonso. Post.

LUCKY FRED
(Icon Animation)
Higher-end new toon series unveiling at Girona’s Cartoon Forum. Icon

NEGRO BUENOS AIRES
(Zip)
Buenos Aires-set antiglobalization parable from Ramon Termens (“Youth”). Zip Vision

NOCTURNA
(Filmax/Animakids)
Eagerly awaited, delicately drawn animated feature assuaging tykes’ fear of night. Sitges competition. Filmax

RAVAL, RAVAL
(Iris Star)
Docu-fiction feature of tough immigrant barrio. Clocking up niche sales abroad. Coach 14

REC
(Filmax)
Chiller double-hander from Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza. Filmax.

SALT OF THIS SEA
(JBA/Clarity/Thelma/ Louverture/ Mediapro)
Mideast romantic drama debut of multiprized Annemarie Jacir. Post.

SCRUFF: UNA NAVIDAD SIN NOEL
(D’Ocon)
Sixth toon pic about cuddly pup Scruff. D’Ocon

SEPTEMBERS
(Bausan)
Powerful jail-set docu pic on the redemptive power of love, from Carles Bosch (Oscar-nommed for “Balseros”).

SOLITARY FRAGMENTS
(Fresdeval/Wanda Vision/In Vitro)
Elegant and gripping study of the secret life of women from Jaime Rosales (“The Hours of the Day”). Match Factory

TRANSSIBERIAN
(Castelao/Universum/Future)
Brad Anderson’s murder imbroglio. Toplines Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley. Post. Filmax

VENTDELPLA
(TVC)
Pubcaster TV3’s top-rating (21.8%) village-set soap. A Catalan classic. TVC

VITAMINIX
(Icon)
Fresh-toned preschool toon filler — a healthy-eating guide. Icon

WOODY ALLEN’S SUMMER PROJECT SPAIN 2007
(Mediapro/Gravier/Ensueno)
Love-triangle drama apexed by Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Post. Wild Bunch

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