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Sitges highlights

LOCAL ACCENT

In addition to “Sexy Killer” and “Santos,” Sitges boasts the following Spanish preems:

  • Luis Calvo Ramos’ “Prime Time,” about a life-or-death TV gameshow

  • Albert Arizza’s “Ramirez,” an offbeat portrait of a serial killer

  • Gonzalo Lopez’s Polanski-esque “Embrion”

UP FOR GRABS

Underscoring just how tough Spain has become as a market, most heavyweights — “Vinyan,” “Martyrs,” “Tokyo!” “Eden Lake,” “The Good the Bad the Weird,” “The Chaser” — haven’t yet sold to Spain. That could spark more, not fewer, deals at the fest as well-received films are picked up.

RUMOR HAS IT

Among the films building good word of mouth:

  • Guy Ritchie’s returns to gangster form in “RocknRolla”

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme spoofs his persona in “JCVD”

  • A parasite terrifies a couple in Toby Wilkins’ “Splinter”

  • Romantic and horror collide in Tomas Alfredson’s “Let the Right One In”

  • Gay zombies stalk Bruce La Bruce’s “Otto; or, Up With Dead People”

  • Mass paralysis sweeps Berlin in Marc Robert’s “Able”

SHORTS STOP

Don’t overlook the competition shorts. Many — including “Lazarus Taxon,” “Cotton Candy,” “Full Employment” — are said to be standouts.

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