ISA of the Day: Film Sharks in Berlin has Alec Baldwin, Freida Pinto, Save OZ in 3D, Burman's, and Eugenio Derbez

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by Carlos Aguilar
February 1, 2014 5:05 PM
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Buenos Aires-based International Sales Company Film Sharks will be present in Berlin with an incredibly eclectic lineup that includes animation, some of the most successful Latin American films of the past year, an even an Oscar Foreign Language submission. 

Save OZ

Save Oz

Directed by Alberto Mar

A new animated film from Anima Estudios, the Mexican animation company that produced the successful Top Cat film, which has gross close to  $14.7 million worldwide. Based upon the classic L. Frank Baum books, the film will infuse the well-known universe with its own characters and an original storyline. FilmSharks will be showing a Promo Reel in Berlin as the film is still in production expecting to be finished in the next few months.

The Mystery of Happiness (El Misterio de la Felicidad)

The Mystery of Happiness

Directed by Daniel Burman

Santiago and Eugenio are more than friends, they are life long business partners. They understand each other without words, they care for each other, they need each other. One day Eugenio disappears without leaving any clues behind. Santiago immediately notices his absence, but only realizes what have happened when Eugenio's wife, Laura, lost and hopeless assures him that Eugenio has left. Santiago and Laura begin a journey in order to find him and end up discovering that they prefer to stay together in this quest rather than finding out where he is or what has happened to him. A film about love, but goes beyond it, it pushes boundaries, it explores the idea of loyalty and estrangement , and it definitely puts dreams over long lost promises.

Of Horse and Men

Benedikt Erlingsson's 'Of Horses and Men'

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson

Iceland's Official Oscar Submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

Read Carlos Aguilar's Review Here

A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. Punctuated with humor, OF HORSES AND MEN is an affectionate, yet unflinching portrait of a remote valley community as seen from the horses' perspective.

The Noble Family (Nosotros Los Nobles) 

Directed Gaz Alazraki

Highest Grossing Mexican Film of All Time!

Read Sydney Levine's Piece on the Film 

When successful construction Mogul, Herman Noble realizes his children are spoiled beyond redemption, he stages the company bankruptcy and seizure of all their assets. And tricks them into believing they are fugitives from the law. He moves them into their grandfather's dilapidated home in a poor neighborhood and makes them do something none of them have ever done before... work.

IN DEVELOPMENT 

Mis-Fits (Working Title)

Freida Pinto

Directed by L.D. Napier

Starring Freida Pinto and Guy Pearce, Mis-Fits narrates the misadventures of a Brooklyn 'necro-detective', whose job is to encounter the whereabouts of lost or dead relatives. 

Abracadaver

Eugenio Derbez

Directed by Pancho Rodriguez

After directing his massively successful debut feature, Eugenio Derbez returns to the screen starring in Abracadaver a thriller with black comedy tones (Ocean’s Eleven meets Crimen Ferpecto) by the director of Buena Vista’s Box Office Hit, Calling an Angel.

Death Fearless

Demian Bichir
Directed by Matias Gueilburt

Starring Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir the film tells the story of Jesus Ontiveros, a retired sicario (hit man), has been released from prison after 20 years willing to leave behind his violent past. However, the appearance of his brother Pepe, the most popular narcocorrido singer, forces him to do one last job: to save his brother from the powerful man that commands half of Mexico.

Remora

Andres Gelos
Written by Andres Gelos

In a dying planet, beneath a thick ice shell, a huge submarine city travels across the pan-ocean. Its citizens prepare themselves for the exodus to the new world. Ratio, a seabed driller, uncovers the plan to sacrifice the first ships, which will fracture the ice shell so that only the ship carrying the society's elite will manage to go through it. After being accused of being a traitor, Ratio is rescued by Lania. She is an earth-bound, she belongs to a society of outcasts who live hidden inside a volcano. Ratio and Lania attempt to attach a ship carrying earth-bounds like a remora to the exodus ship in order to escape from the ice world in search for their destiny at the opposite end of the galaxy: a small blue planet with only one sun and only one satellite, where dinosaurs still prevail.

IN PRODUCTION

Torrente 5

Alec Baldwin
Directed by Santiago Segura

The Ultimate in Bizarre is back, considered today one of the biggest European Franchises by far. Theatrically worth over $140 million and sold in over 45 countries.



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