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Contracorriente sets Coronado for Gaumont’s ‘Tide’
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Spain’s José Coronado, star of recent U.S. pick-up No Rest for the Wicked, is attached to Gaumontproduced adventure comedy Turning Tide.

Arly Jover (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has also been cast.

Barcelona-based outfit A Contracorriente Films will co-produce the Euros17 million ($22.1 million) movie, which also teams France’s Les Films du Cap and Belgium’s Scope Pictures.

Directed by first-timer Christophe Offenstein, Tide toplines Francois Cluzet (The Untouchables) and actor-director Guillaume Canet (Last Night).

Set during the Vendée Globe roundthe-world yacht race, pic rolls Oct. 1 in Lorient, on Brittany’s southern coast.

Shoot continues for three months, taking in location-work in Spain’s Canary Islands.

Tide expands Contracorriente’s fruitful relationship with French production-distribution giant Gaumont, which includes the co-production of San Sebastian’s Culinary Cinema sidebar comedy The Chef.

Spain’s top indie distributor in 2012, according to Rentrak, Contracorriente has snagged a spectacular $26.4 million B.O. to date, driven by France’s Oscar entry Untouchables ($21.2 million).

Probably one of Spain’s best-capitalized film companies, Contracorriente is plowing into film production, teaming with Miss Wasabi Films to co-produce Isabel Coixet’s next pic, Ayer no termina nunca.

Spanish actors Javier Cámara (I’m So Excited) and Candela Peña (Princesses) star.

Budgeted under Euros1 million ($1.3 million), according to Contracorriente founder Adolfo Blanco, pic rolls from Sept. 18 through mid-October outside Barcelona.

Coixet penned the script and majorityproduces via Miss Wasabi label. Contracorriente
will distribute Ayer in Spanish theaters, and handle international rights.

Set in 2017, the plot captures Spain’s current crisis, echoing Coixet’s 2003 Sarah Polley-starrer, My Life Without Me, Coixet said.

Musician Alfonso Vilallonga, a regular on Coixet films, composes the soundtrack.

Film should be ready for next year’s Berlinale, Blanco said. In 2003, My Life Without Me won Berlin’s Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, boosting Coixet’s international
career significantly.

A Contracorriente and Miss Wasabi are just two of the Catalan companies featured in the new online catalogue presented Tuesday in San Sebastian by the Catalan Films & TV promotion board.

Tribeca Film acquired North American rights to No Rest.

E.M, E.P


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