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1st Nov 2022 - By Emilio Mayorga (Screen)

Filmax acquires international rights to Enrique Otero’s ‘Honeymoon’ (exclusive)

Spanish sales, distribution and production outfit Filmax has picked up international rights to the second directorial effort of Enrique Otero, whose debut Crebinsky took the best new screenwriter prize for Otero and actor-writer Miguel de Lira at Málaga film festival in 2011.

Honeymoon is produced by Galician companies Control Z and AccaMedia Productions. The film’s cast is led by Javier Gutiérrez, known for his roles in Alberto Rodriguez’s Marshland and Prison 77, and Nathalie Poza (JulietaCan’t Say Goodbye).

A dramatic thriller with touches of black comedy, Honeymoon follows Eva and Carlos, an unhappily married couple whose son has been killed in a freak accident while in the United States. Penniless and on the verge of destruction, they set out on a desperate journey around the country to raise the money they need to repatriate his body.

Otero co-wrote the screenplay with Roberto G. Méndez (TV series Matalobos). Filmax’s head of international Ivan Díaz compared the film to a Coen brothers’ feature, saying it combines “elements of road movie, black comedy, intense drama and captivating characters”.

“We’re delighted to have this project in our line-up,” said Díaz. “The script is extraordinary, the director extremely interesting and the cast spectacular.”

Honeymoon is in post-production and scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2023. Filmax will be showing a first promo to buyers at AFM.

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Filmax acquires international rights to Enrique Otero’s ‘Honeymoon’ (exclusive)

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