In Animation, presales for “La Gallina Turuleca” (Turu, the Wacky Hen) have been excellent
This year, "Dolor y Gloria" (Pain and Glory), a film by Pedro Almodóvar produced by El Deseo and starring Antonio Banderas, triumphed after its premiere in March, taking €5.7 million in Spain. It has also done well in other markets such as France (€5.2 million) and Italy (€3.2 million), pending its launch in US theatres on 4 October by Sony Pictures Classics.
“La Gallina Turuleca” (Turu, the Wacky Hen), a Spanish-Argentine co-production with participation by Spanish Tandem Films, Gloriamundi Producciones and A Fonsagrada Produccions, has undoubtedly been Filmax’s greatest success in terms of international presales so far this year. The Barcelona sales agency will show this animated film to international buyers for the first time at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, where it expects to secure sales in countries including the United Kingdom and the United States. Among the sales partnerships for “La Gallina Turuleca” during the first half-year, are those closed in Asia, specifically with an operator for mainland China; Russia, through Total Film Content, and Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina (Fox Vision).
Film Factory Entertainment has seen the incorporation into the Netflix international service of productions including “Yucatán” (Telecinco Cinema), “El Fotógrafo de Mauthausen” (The Photographer Of Mauthausen) (Rodar y Rodar), “Quién te Cantará” and “ Tu Hijo” (Your Son), the latter two are productions with the participation of Apache Films.
For Latido, “El Cuento de las Comadrejas” (The Weasel's Tale) has been sold in Italy (Movies Inspired), Hong Kong (Edko), France (Eurozoom) and Rusia (Russian Report), among other countries, it is an Argentine co-production with Spanish Tornasol Films and is directed by Juan José Campanella. In addition, it has sold “El Reino” (The Realm), a multi-award-winning thriller by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, in over twenty countries, according to sources from Atresmedia Cine, another of its co-producing partners. During this period, it has been sold through Latido in the United Kingdom (Signature Entertainment), Australia (Rialto), United States (Somos TV) and China (Vision Films), among other markets.
However, Atresmedia Cine's greatest success in the first half of the year has been “Durante la Tormenta” (Mirage), the Oriol Paulo film that has taken $16.5 million at the Chinese box office, in the wake of the success of “Contratiempo” (The Invisible Guest), his previous film, in the same market in 2017.