Magazine article Screen International

Paco León Plans Revolutionary Spanish Cinema, DVD, VoD and Paid TV Release

Magazine article Screen International

Paco León Plans Revolutionary Spanish Cinema, DVD, VoD and Paid TV Release

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Carmina o Revienta, a winner of last Malaga festival, creates great controversy and expectation with new release model.

As of yesterday, 7,000 people paid at VoD site filmin.es to watch Carmina o revienta, the first and much anticipated feature of popular actor Paco León. Today the film [pictured] arrives to 20 cinemas all over Spain a film with a release plan regarded to "revolutionise," the sector according to an enthusiastic press and not so happy distribution and exhibition sector.

Yet is not the first time a multi platform release is planned in Spain. Last week Marley, a documentary by Kevin Macdonald, opened both in cinemas and at the online platform. Leon's move is expected to have a great impact since it was regarded as a potential big success in the last Málaga Film Festival, where Carmina won the jury and audience awards. León is very popular in Spain thank to the show Aida, an audience favourite for 8 years.

"I hope he will have a great success" has said this morning Enrique González Macho, president of the Spanish Cinema Academy and owner of Alta Films distributor and Renoir cinemas. …

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