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Film Movement Nabs Spanish Drama "Amador"

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire September 6, 2011 at 5:32AM

Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Fernando León De Aranoa's latest drama, "Amador."
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Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Fernando León De Aranoa's latest drama, "Amador."

Winner of Best Director and Best Actress in an Iberoamerican Feature at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, "Amador" stars Peruvian actress Magaly Solier as young immigrant with financial troubles, facing a major moral crisis.

The company will release it theatrically in New York during the second quarter of 2012, with a limited national roll-out to follow, as well as a day-and-date Cable Video and on Demand premiere.

Full release below:

FILM MOVEMENT ACQUIRES SPANISH DRAMA “AMADOR”

Berlin Competition Film to be Distributed in all of North America

September 6th, 2011 (New York, NY) - Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the North American film distribution company that brings first-run, award-winning independent and foreign films to fans all across the U.S. and Canada, announced today their acquisition of AMADOR. The newest release from acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Fernando León De Aranoa (MONDAYS IN THE SUN, PRINCESAS), is the portrait of a young immigrant woman living in Spain and facing a life-changing moral crisis. The Spanish-language film stars Peruvian actress—and Film Movement alum— Magaly Solier (MADEINUSA). AMADOR will enjoy a New York theatrical opening in Q2 of 2012, with a limited national roll-out to follow, as well as a day-and-date Cable Video on Demand premiere.

“Well crafted and thoughtful. Successfully…blending black comedy, lyricism and social critique.”

–Jonathan Holland, Variety

Synopsis of AMADOR:

Marcela, a young immigrant with financial troubles, finds a summer job looking after Amador, a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away. She thinks her problems are solved, but Amador dies shortly thereafter, putting Marcela in a predicament. His death leaves her jobless, something she can’t afford to let happen…Faced with a difficult moral dilemma, Marcela will prove that death can’t always stop life.

Acclaim for AMADOR:

Winner – Best Director and Best Actress in an Iberoamerican Feature, Guadalajara Int’l FF

Official Competition – Berlin Int’l FF, Sydney Int’l FF, Maiami Int’l FF

Official Selection – Seattle Int’l FF, Istanbul FF, Lima FF, Vancouver Int’l FF

The acquisition of AMADOR was negotiated by Film Movement’s President Adley Gartenstein and VP of Acquisitions and Distribution Rebeca Conget, and Beatriz Setuain for Imagina International Sales.

"Fernando Leon de Aranoa has been a favorite director of ours for years, and we are incredibly excited to now be able to distribute one of his intensely humanist films. Magaly Solier proves once again that she is a nuanced, powerful performer, and AMADOR will most definitely be a highlight in her career," says Film Movement’s Vice President of Acquisitions and Distribution, Rebeca Conget.

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