Magazine article Screen International

Territory Focus: Spain

Magazine article Screen International

Territory Focus: Spain

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Explore Screen's overview of the Spanish film market, the hot films coming out of the country in 2014 and a focus on low-budget filmmakers.

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Bust. Or boom?Will Spain's economic crisis actually prove a good thing for its film industry in the long term?

Hot titlesThe hottest Spanish productions of 2014 range from a $50m sci-fi epic to a Penelope Cruz tragicomedy and a live-action film with talking dogs.

Low-buget filmAn underground cinema is emerging in Spain and injecting the territory with a shot of vitality. Screen reports on the low-budget filmmakers earning international plaudits.

It's no secret Spain has been hurt by the economic crisis, and financing films there is much tougher than it was a decade ago.

But there is a silver lining to the country's financial woes in terms of filmmaking - every producer working in Spain today has to be smarter than they were a few years ago. …

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