With nearly all financing now in place, “Painless” is on track for a first quarter 2011 shoot.
Paris-based Elle Driver, which has a strong lineup of Spanish-language titles, is selling international rights. It saw a flurry of pre-sales when “Painless” was introduced in 2008. Project’s originators, Antoine Simkine’s Les Films d’Antoine and Francois Cognard’s Tobina Film, will produce from France.
Barcelona-based Roxbury lead produces, putting up 60% of pic’s €3.2 million ($4.5 million) budget. Portugal’s Fado Filmes has a 10% participation and the French co-producers are financing the rest, Faura said at the Sitges Festival.
Simkine, Cognard and Faura exec produce.
A Contracorriente has Spanish theatrical distribution rights. Wild Bunch has home entertainment rights in France, and Canal Plus and Cine Cinema share French pay TV rights.