May 24th, 2007
The three Mexican directors Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Inarritu and Guillermo del Toro – sometimes referred to as “The Three Amigos” have just signed the deal of a lifetime with Universal Pictures, reports AP:
The three Mexican directors who shook up Hollywood last February with 16 Academy Award nominations have formed a moviemaking partnership with Universal Pictures worth a reported $100 million.
Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will produce five movies, some of them in Spanish, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Congratulations are in order for these talented guys, and this is great news for fans of Spanish language film as well.
Via / Yahoo! Entertainment
September 28th, 2006
Pedro Almodovar‘s new film Volver, which has received rave reviews all over the world, has been chosen to represent Spain in the Oscar running for Best Foreign Language film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The film, which earned special recognition for its female cast members at the Cannes film festival (yet fell short of taking home the Palm D’Or) has also been named “Best Film of the Year” by the International Federation of Film Critics. Now, speculation is mounting as to whether — in addition to representing Spain in the foreign language category — Volver will also be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Sony Picture Classics (who recently released a fabulous Almodovar retrospective) plans to release Volver theatrically in December. I can’t wait.
Via / 20 Minutos