Isabel Coixet and Icíar Bollaín receive ICAA support for the production of their new films
by Alfonso Rivera
- The provisional 2019 list of general production support for film projects has just been made public; Coixet’s Nieva en Benidorm and Bollaín’s La boda de Rosa are two of the recipients
A few days ago, Spain’s ICAA – Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute (Ministry of Sport and Culture) published the list of titles that will be in receipt of its selective support (see the news). This week, it made public the similarly provisional list – pending appeals (which can be submitted until 22 October) – of the beneficiaries of general, non-genre-specific support, provided by the Film Protection Fund corresponding to the 2019 tax year. Standing out among the projects that will be in receipt of €1 million are La boda de Rosa, which is being directed by Icíar Bollaín (see the news), and Nieva en Benidorm (El tercer deseo Films AIE), the upcoming movie by Isabel Coixet, who actually has two projects on the go, as she is also making progress with La contadora de películas (Contadora Films AIE), with a screenplay she co-penned together with Rafa Russo and Brazil’s Walter Salles.
The same amount goes to La abuela (La abuela apache AIE) by Paco Plaza, the screenplay for which was written by Carlos Vermut; Way Down (El tesoro de Drake AIE), a heist film by Jaume Balagueró (see the news); El sustituto (Isaba Producciones Cinematográficas AIE) by Óscar Aibar; La mujer perfecta (The Snake Films AIE) by Arantxa Echevarría; Explota mi corazón (El Sustituto Producciones AIE) by Ignacio Álvarez Matos; Pan de limón con semillas de amapola by Benito Zambrano and Donde caben dos by Paco Caballero Domínguez (both staged by Castelao Producciones); Sentimental (Sentimentalfilm AIE) by Francisco Paula Gay; Mediterráneo (Arcadia Motion Pictures) by Marcel Barrena; Todas las lunas (Ilargia Films AIE) by Igor Legarreta; and Padre no hay más que uno 2 (Mamá se fue de viaje La película, AIE), which will once again star and be directed by Santiago Segura, following the success of the first instalment, Padre no hay más que uno [+see also:
film profile], which currently stands as the biggest box-office hit in Spain this year.
Other projects that are in receipt of €1 million are the animated films They Shot the Piano Player (They Shot the Piano Player AIE) by Fernando Rodríguez Trueba and Inspector Sun y la maldición de la viuda negra (Gordon Box AIE) by Julio Soto, as well as the movies La casa 15-16 (Nunca digas nunca AIE) by Imanol Uribe, García y García (Volar es un placer AIE) by Ana Murugarren, Historias lamentables (Unfortunate Stories AIE) by Javier Fesser, La hija (La hija Producciones La película AIE) by Manuel Martín Cuenca and Ofrenda a la tormenta (Mantecadas Salazar, AIE) by Fernando González Molina, which will round off The Baztán Trilogy (see the news).
Likewise, €1 million in production aid was secured by Veneciafrenia (Hombres del Renacimiento, AIE) by Álex de la Iglesia, Bajocero (Morena Films) by Lluis Quilez, the action flick Malnazidos (Malnazidos AIE) by directorial duo Javier Ruiz Caldera and Alberto de Toro Sanz, Operación Camarón (La Pepa la Película AIE) by Carlos Therón, Érase una vez… Euskadi (Érase Mi Cuadrilla La Película AIE) by Manu Gómez González, Interrail (Mono Pictures AIE) by Fernando García-Ruiz, Voces (Voces Films AIE) by Ángel Gómez Hernández, El cover (Te Dejo Films AIE) by Secundino de la Rosa, Malasaña 32 (Malasaña Movie AIE) by Albert Pinto, El verano que vivimos (Aquel Verano Movie AIE) by Carlos Sedes and La casa del caracol (La Casita Colorá AIE) by Elena Expósito.
The animated feature Evolution (Viuda Negra AIE) by Julio Soto and Zayra Muñoz will get €850,000 worth of support, and the documentary Dehesa: El bosque del lince ibérico (La dehesa Producciones AIE) by Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha has secured just over €630,000. The list of recipients is topped off by La piel del tambor (Piel de Tambor AIE) by Sergio Down, the script for which he wrote together with Arturo Pérez Reverte, with €975,847; and Sevillanas de Brooklyn (700 Pavos, AIE), which marks the return of Vicente Villanueva (Nacida para ganar [+see also:
film profile]), which has secured €544,015.
The full, detailed list of the projects selected (in Spanish) is available here.
(Translated from Spanish)
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