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Betta Pictures becomes Bteam Pictures

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- The (so far) Spanish distributor of independent and arthouse films is adding another string to its bow by trying its hand at production

Betta Pictures becomes Bteam Pictures

Thanks to Betta Pictures, a distributor founded four years ago, Spanish audiences have been able to enjoy cinematic delights such as Me and You [+see also:
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 by Bernardo BertolucciBlack Souls [+see also:
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interview: Francesco Munzi
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 by Francesco MunziThe Bride [+see also:
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interview: Paula Ortiz
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 by Paula OrtizThe Next Skin [+see also:
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interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
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 by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa CampoA Kid [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Lioret
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 by Philippe LioretDeath in Sarajevo [+see also:
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interview: Danis Tanovic
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 by Danis Tanovic and Lady Macbeth [+see also:
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 by William Oldroyd, among other titles. At the end of last month, the company owned by Alex Lafuente, Ania Jones and Lara Pérez Camiña was renamed Bteam Pictures, and what’s more, it is now venturing into the world of production with its Bteam Producciones division. 

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The first batch of projects it is producing follows the same editorial policy that guided the firm as a distributor, focusing on auteur films that are independent, feisty, original and interesting. One of these movies is Entre dos aguas, a film that combines documentary and fiction, directed by Isaki Lacuesta and starring the very same actors who appeared in his previous effort, The Legend of Time, albeit 12 years older and wiser: it will be shot this coming August in San Fernando (Cádiz). Another of its upcoming films is Las niñas, the debut feature by Pilar Palomero (who has so far helmed five short films), which will be filmed in summer 2018. This co-production with Valerie Delpierre (Inicia Films) took part in the most recent edition of Small is Biútiful in Paris (see the news), and it will depict the lives of the residents of a convent school in the 1990s, as the world changes all around them.

However, Bteam Pictures will by no means be neglecting its distribution activities: indeed, it is set to release Personal Affairs, the comedy by Maha Haj, in Spain on 21 July, and in the autumn it will oversee the release of two highly acclaimed films: A Fantastic Woman [+see also:
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 by Sebastián Lelio, which scooped the Silver Bear for Best Script at the most recent Berlinale (slated to go on general release on 13 October), and Radiance [+see also:
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by Naomi Kawase, which was presented at Cannes this year.

(Translated from Spanish)

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