Filmax Brings Breakout Basque Noir Thriller Series ‘Mouths of Sand’ to L.A. Virtual Screenings (Exclusive)

Filmax Brings Breakout Basque Noir Thriller Series ‘Mouths of Sand’ to L.A. Virtual Screenings (Exclusive)
Barcelona production-distribution outfit Filmax is at this year’s L.A. Virtual Screenings with its most recent TV acquisition, Basque drama “Mouths of Sand” (“Hondar ahoak”) from leading regional film production company Txintxua Films, its first foray into TV production.

Originally commissioned by local Basque public TV broadcaster Etb, the series’ global rights were scooped by Filmax after episode one was buzzed up by critics and viewers on social media in its local market. The series fits nicely within the framework of high-end regional content coming from the northern Spanish community, which has had a large success in film production. Representative of that shift, “Mouths of Sand” is directed by Koldo Almandoz, winner of the Best Basque Film award at the San Sebastián Film Festival in 2018 with his debut feature “The Deer.”

In “Deer” and earlier short films, Almandoz developed a personal, poetic universe of ghost ships, wildlife and marshes,
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