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‘Ugly Betty’ Star Ana Maria Orozco Takes Female Lead in Atresmedia Thriller ‘Perdida’ (Exclusive)

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‘Ugly Betty’ Star Ana Maria Orozco Takes Female Lead in Atresmedia Thriller ‘Perdida’ (Exclusive)
Lille, France — Ana María Orozco, who broke through to international renown playing the protagonist in the original Colombian “Ugly Betty,” will play one of the female leads in “Perdida,” an Atresmedia Original Series, made with Mediapro’s Madrid-based Big Bang Media, which underscores the ambition of current Spanish scripted content.

The series will go into production in the next coming days. A thriller with strong family context, it turns on Antonio, to be played by Spain’s Daniel Grao. An attractive middle-aged Spaniard, Antonio is arrested in Bogota for charges of drug smuggling. He’s placed in one of Colombia’s most notorious prisons, with his lawyer the only ally who believes in his innocence.

Cut to 13 years earlier, in another life Antonio lived on Valencia’s Mediterranean coast, happily married with a young daughter. But she goes missing, turning Antonio’s life upside down.

Orozco will play Milena, described by Atresmedia as a strong,
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Julio Medem’s ‘The Tree of Blood’ Picked up by FilmSharks Intl. (Exclusive)

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Julio Medem’s ‘The Tree of Blood’ Picked up by FilmSharks Intl. (Exclusive)
Starring “La casa de papel’s” Ursula Corberó, “The Tree of Blood,” the latest movie from Spain’s Julio Medem, is being brought onto the international market at Rome’s Mia market by FilmSharks Intl., which has acquired world sales rights.

FilmSharks Intl. will continue introducing the film to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Oct. 31 in Santa Monica.

The deal was negotiated by FilmSharks Intl.’s Guido Rud and Sandra Tapia, Ignasi Estapé and Ibon Cormenzana at the film’s lead producer Arcadia Motion Pictures (Amp).

A romantic thriller which Diamond Films Spain will release in Spain on Nov. 1 on over 200 locations, said FilmSharks’ Guido Rud, “The Tree of Blood” (El Arbol de la Sangre) marks the latest movie from the Cormenzana-founded, and the ninth fiction feature of Medem, a director whose debut, 1991’s “Vacas,” helped bring down the flag on the modern Spanish cinema through
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Movistar Plus’ ‘Gigantes’ Gets Giant Rollout at Mipcom

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“Ah, my hungry dogs, after my bones,” grizzled family patriarch Abraham Guerrero, who controls Spain’s cocaine trade, greets his second son, Tomás, in the first episode of “Gigantes.” But this dog has news: Daniel, his older brother, has set up his own drug business. Abraham and Tomás shop Daniel to the police as Daniel organizes an attempt on Tomas’ pregnant wife’s life, which causes her to lose the baby. By the beginning of episode two, when Daniel comes out of jail 10 years’ vengeance is served.

A brutal six-part crime clan saga, “Gigantes” is produced by Movistar + and Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson’s Lazona Producciones (“Spanish Affair”) and sold at Mipcom by Paris-based About Premium Content.

World premiering at September’s San Sebastian Film Festival, “Gigantes” marks one of Movistar’s biggest and most compulsive-viewing fall plays. It has already been renewed for a second season, which is being shot like a film,
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Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar bounces back with an absorbing saga of a mother and daughter told in an interesting style. A woman feels isolated, powerless, alone and anguished about what has happened in her life. Is any of it her fault? Or is all of it her fault? How do we hold relationships together, or do they fall apart no matter what we do? Highly rewarding dramas still exist; they don’t all go begging for Oscar nominations… just learn to read subtitles and you too can find out how the rest of the world lives.

Julieta

Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Classics

2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date March 21, 2017 / 30.99

Starring: Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma,Susi Sá Sánchez, Joaquín Notario, Pilar Castro, Tómas del Estal.

Cinematography: Jean-Claude Larrieu

Film Editor: José Salcedo

Original Music: Alberto Iglesias

Written by Pedro Almodóvar based on three short stories by Alice Munro

Produced by Augustín Almodóvar,
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Exclusive: Behind-The-Scenes Clip Into Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta

Academy Award winner Pedro Almodovar returns to the helm with Julieta.

This female centered film looks at Julieta, in her older and younger days, as she navigates through her story as a brokenhearted woman who faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter.

The film stars Emma Suarez (Vacas) and Adriana Ugarte (Palmeras En La Nieve) in the title role.

It also stars Daniel Grao (Julia’S Eyes), Inma Cuesta (The Bride), Dario Grandinetti (Talk To Her), Michelle Jenner (Our Lovers) and Rossy de Palma (Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown).

The bonus materials on the Blu-ray and DVD will include two featurettes featuring commentaries from Pedro Almodovar, Rossy de Palma and Adriana Ugarte. It also has a red carpet presentation and look into the opening night at the Museum of Modern Art’s Almodover Retrospective in “Celebrating Director Pedro Almodovar.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Julieta,
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Julieta, From Academy Award Winner Pedro Almodóvar, Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital March 21st

Internationally acclaimed auteur and Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk to Her, 2002) is back in the director’s chair for his 20th feature film when Julieta debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital March 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Emma Suárez (Vacas) and Adriana Ugarte (Palmeras En La Nieve) share the title role as older and younger versions of the same character in the story of a brokenhearted woman who faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter during flashbacks on her life and the most important events concerning her estranged daughter. Julieta also stars Daniel Grao (Julia’s Eyes), Inma Cuesta (The Bride), Darío Grandinetti (Talk to Her), Michelle Jenner (Our Lovers) and Rossy de Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).

Bonus materials on the Julieta Blu-ray and DVD include two featurettes. Fans join Pedro Almodóvar, Rossy de Palma and
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Julieta – Review

Left to right: Daniel Grao as Xoan and Adriana Ugarte as Earlier Julieta

@ El Deseo, in Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta. Photo by Manolo Pavón, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

2016 certainly turned out to be a good year for films, particularly dramas, and Juleta is one the last of those to come to local screens. A nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming Oscars, the Spanish-language Julieta is simply one of director Pedro Almodovar’s best – a visually lush, beautifully constructed, haunting mystery about love and loss, tied up with a satisfying but unexpected ending.

The acclaimed Spanish director’s latest film is a drama in a familiar vein for him, a tale of a woman – a mother – in crisis, yet Julieta is brilliantly fresh at the same time. Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a successful, beautiful woman living in Madrid, who is on the verge of leaving her home
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Rossy de Palma on Trusting Pedro Almodóvar, ‘Julieta,’ and Being Inspired by Women

When you think Pedro Almodóvar, you think Rossy de Palma. The actress’ unconventional, but striking, beauty has often made her the most memorable player in the auteur’s works, from her uptight virgin in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, to the heroine’s sister in The Flower of My Secret. In Julieta, which marks lucky number seven in de Palma’s collaborations with Almodóvar, she plays Marian, an overprotective housekeeper who looks after what she thinks should be her employer Xoan’s (Daniel Grao) interests. After meeting the title character, played in younger age by Adriana Ugarte, who is about to become the new mistress of the house, Marian reveals a secret that sets the entire plot into its tragic motion.

The usually glamorous actress – she’s been muse to designers like Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier – is seen sporting a frumpy, matronly look as Marian, in
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'Julieta' Review: Almodóvar Tones Down for Mellow Mother-Daughter Melodrama

'Julieta' Review: Almodóvar Tones Down for Mellow Mother-Daughter Melodrama
Pedro Almodóvar is the wild man of world cinema, a great, flamboyant talent whose films shimmer with his own vivid and hotly sexual take on the world. Not this time. Julieta, adapted from a trio of short stories by Pulitzer-winning Canadian writer Alice Munro, is more of the author than Almodóvar – the movie is a genuflection to the restraint and detail of her prose. This isn't a bad thing. It's just a different approach for the Spanish provocateur.

The plot unfolds, over three decades, in the form of a thriller.
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Julieta Movie Review

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Julieta Movie Review
Julieta Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: A- Director: Pedro Almodóvar Written by: Pedro Almodóvar, based on Alice Munro’s stories Cast: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti Screened at: Sony, NYC, 9/6/16 Opens: December 21, 2016 At one point however brief, you get the impression that Pedro Almodóvar is setting us up to watch a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Happily though, at least for people like me not particularly fond of the writer-director’s goofy comedies and lavish worship of women, “Julieta” is one of the Spaniard’s most accessible movies. Maybe that’s because Almodóvar takes as his inspiration three stories [ Read More ]

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Official Us Trailer for Pedro Almodóvar's Latest Colorful Film 'Julieta'

"I'm going to tell you everything I wasn't able to tell you." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted an official Us trailer for Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, titled Julieta, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Julieta stars Emma Suárez as a mother living with her daughter, played by Blanca Parés. After a casual encounter, she decides to confront the pains in her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter. Also starring Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner and Rossy de Palma. This received mostly positive reviews out of Cannes, and looks like it's another colorful and energetic journey into the life of a vibrant woman. Check out the trailer below. Here's the official Us trailer (+ original poster) for Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta, direct from YouTube: Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan,
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Julieta Review [Nyff 2016]

The films of Pedro Almodóvar always draw out the oft-melodramatic complexities of everyday existence, especially for the multi-faceted female characters that drive the narratives. In Julieta, Almodóvar crafts perhaps his most straight-forward story, shorn of many of the melodramatic flourishes and plot twists that so often permeate his films, yet nonetheless powerful and provocative.

Based on three short stories by Alice Munro, Julieta opens with Julieta (Emma Suárez), a middle-aged woman living in Madrid and preparing to move to Portugal with her boyfriend Lorenzo (Darío Grandinetti). A chance encounter with Beatriz (Michelle Jenner) results in Julieta learning the location of her estranged daughter Antía (Blanca Parés). Suddenly, Julieta no longer wants to leave Madrid. She breaks it off with Lorenzo and returns to her old apartment, where she begins to compose a long narrative in a series of journals, addressed to her daughter.

The film then moves back in time,
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New York Film Festival encore highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) director Gianfranco Rosi Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bertrand Tavernier's loving My Journey Through French Cinema dedicated to Jacques Becker and Claude Sautet; Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta, sparked by Alice Munro short stories, starring Emma Suárez with Michelle Jenner, Adriana Ugarte, and Daniel Grao; Pablo Larraín's Neruda with Luis Gnecco as Pablo Neruda, Gael García Bernal and Alfredo Castro; and Gianfranco Rosi's Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) with Samuele (a winning, completely natural combination of Bruno Dumont's Li'l Quinquin, a Wes Anderson boy scout in Moonrise Kingdom, and the scientist in Rosi's Sacro Gra) are four more highlights of the 54th New York Film Festival.

Ava DuVernay’s The 13th; Mike Mills' 20th Century Women starring Annette Bening with Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann and Greta Gerwig; and James Gray's The Lost City Of Z with Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland
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Movie Review – Julieta (2016)

Julieta, 2016.

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.

Starring Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma and Mariam Bachir.

Synopsis:

The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.

Decadent and emotionally enveloping, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is a thoughtfully sumptuous portrait detailing the fragility of family, and the viral nature of guilt. Arguably his finest work since 2006’s Volver, the master of melodrama brings humanity and heft to cruel subject matter with Julieta, and has delivered a product which although unmistakable, is also essential.

Adapted from three Alice Munro short stories, this shattered reflection of loss and yearning actually plays out like a twisted suburban thriller; one quilted in mystery and suspense. For every tonal shade of his past repertoire,
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Almodóvar enters his golden age by Richard Mowe

Almodovar on Julieta: 'I prefer to make films in which I don’t feel obliged to push my own emotions to the fore because I have become a bit bored with my own melancholy and sadness' Photo: Cannes Film Festival He has veered wildly from the kitsch to the outrageous. Today Pedro Almodóvar, at 66, is displaying distinct signs of mellowing maturity.

Speaking in Cannes before the red carpet screening of Julieta tonight (May 17) - which stars Emma Suárez, Adriana Urgante, Rossy De Palma and Daniel Grao - he said the film represented the way he feels, saying: “For me at the moment the passage of time is important. I am bit older than most of you. It is not that I feel like an old man but I am getting there. I never would have been able to make this film until now when I am 60-something years old.
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Cannes 2016: Julieta review

Julieta review: Pedro Almodóvar’s latest examines a tortured woman in modern-day Madrid in a tale of love, loss and ultimately guilt.

Julieta review, conducted at the Cannes Film Festival 2016.

Julieta review

Pedro Almodóvar returns to Cannes with Julieta, one of the few films to have already had a release in its domestic territory (where it has already done quite nicely in terms of box-office). The film tells the story of the title character Julieta Joven (played by both Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez), a woman who is about to move from the busy cityscape of Madrid to the a more relaxed environment in Portugal with her new lover Lorenzo (Darío Grandinetti). However, after a chance meeting with a childhood friend of her daughter, Julieta (played in the modern-day by Suárez) immediately changes her mind and opts to remain in Madrid, relocating to her old apartment block which she once shared with her only child,
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[Cannes Review] Julieta

A woman recalls the pivotal moments of her adult life in Julieta, the latest film from Pedro Almodóvar and his fifth to screen in competition here in Cannes. It’s adapted from a series of short stories of Canadian Nobel prize-winning author Alice Munro and marks a return to the female-centric dramas with which the director made his name, having recently tried his hand at musical (I’m So Excited) and psychological horror (The Skin I Live In). It’s charmingly self-aware in its use of kitsch and melodrama — almost to the point of self-parody — and, while small in scope, it’s also one of his lusher and leaner offerings.

We open on blood red silk and yellow titles, a characteristically strong visual language we’ll gorge on for the rest of the movie. We find the titular woman (played here by Emma Suárez) packing up her worldly belongings. We
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Daily | Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta, based on three short stories by Alice Munro and featuring Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Pilar Castro, Nathalie Poza, Susi Sanchez, Joaquin Notario, Priscilla Delgado, Blanca Pares, Ariadna Martin and Rossy de Palma, opens in Spain today, and we're collecting the first round of reviews in English. For Variety's Peter Debruge, "While Julieta represents a welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almodóvar his greatest acclaim, it is far from this reformed renegade’s strongest or most entertaining work. Instead, following the high-altitude frivolity of I’m So Excited, the director’s relatively tame 20th feature finds him once again adopting a serious (read, 'respectable') attitude, eschewing comedy and high-camp melodrama in favor of plain old mellow drama." » - David Hudson
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Daily | Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta, based on three short stories by Alice Munro and featuring Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Pilar Castro, Nathalie Poza, Susi Sanchez, Joaquin Notario, Priscilla Delgado, Blanca Pares, Ariadna Martin and Rossy de Palma, opens in Spain today, and we're collecting the first round of reviews in English. For Variety's Peter Debruge, "While Julieta represents a welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almodóvar his greatest acclaim, it is far from this reformed renegade’s strongest or most entertaining work. Instead, following the high-altitude frivolity of I’m So Excited, the director’s relatively tame 20th feature finds him once again adopting a serious (read, 'respectable') attitude, eschewing comedy and high-camp melodrama in favor of plain old mellow drama." » - David Hudson
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Check Out Over 50 New Images From Pedro Almodovar’s 'Julieta'

There are plenty of movies we’re hoping we’ll make the red carpet at Cannes, but one that’s almost a near certainty is Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta.” The filmmaker is back three years after his not so well received “I’m So Excited!” and five years following his underrated “The Skin I Live In.” Today we get our biggest peek yet at what he’s pulled together with a batch of new photos. Read More: Watch: First International Trailer For Pedro Almodovar's 'Julieta' Formerly titled “Silencio,” changed to avoid confusion with Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” Almodovar’s movie details the tumultuous life of Julieta across 30 years, from 1985 to 2015. Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte are in the lead roles, with Inma Cuesta, Rossy de Palma, Nathalie Poza, Pilar Castro, Darío Grandinetti, Daniel Grao, Joaquín Notario, and Blanca Parés co-starring. "Julieta" opens in Spain on April 8th
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