Magazine article Screen International

Mundial to Sell Libertador

Magazine article Screen International

Mundial to Sell Libertador

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IM Global and Canana's joint sales venture will introduce buyers in Cannes to the Simón Bolívar epic starring Edgar Ramírez, which the parties claim to be the biggest Latin American production yet.

Alberto Arvelo directed from a screenplay by Timothy Sexton. Spain's María Valverde, Danny Huston, Imanol Arias and Gary Lewis also star in the biopic told from the point of view of the Latin American freedom fighter who played a key role in the struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. Bolívar lived from 1783 to 1830.

Winfried Hammacher of WMG Films, Ana Loehnert of Silver Screen Inc and Arvelo produced and Ramírez served as executive producers with Maria A Guerrero Rocca.

Libertador (The Liberator) shot in 13 locations between South America and Europe. Sites include rarely seen Venezuelan locations such as Llanos de Acarigua, Parque Nacional de Canaima and Caracas, as well as the Spanish cities of Jerez, Barbate, Zahara, Carmona, Seville, Sierra Nevada, Alcalá de Henares, Chinchón and Madrid. …

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