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Alejandro Sanz, Javier Limon Link on Mediapro Entertainment Format ‘Son of Songs’ (Exclusive)

Alejandro Sanz, Javier Limon Link on Mediapro Entertainment Format ‘Son of Songs’ (Exclusive)
Madrid — Famed Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz and Javier Limon, one of its most significant music producers, are teaming with “The Young Pope” producer Mediapro on an original primetime entertainment format, “Son of Songs.”

A music talent contest that celebrates the vast range of styles open to modern artists, “Son of Songs” will be produced by Mediapro, Gazul Producciones, which represents Sanz, and the Limon’s U.S.-based record production label, Casa Limon.

“Son of Songs” also marks one of the earliest formats to emerge from Mediapro as its drives into upscale TV production. Laura Fernandez Espeso, Mediapro intl. content director, and “Homeland” producer Ran Tellem, development director at Mediapro, will executive produce for Mediapro.

With Sanz also taking an executive producer credit, “Son of Songs’” format features eight young talents, drawn from different styles of music, who pay tribute to a guest star performing their greatest hits in different styles.
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Spanish TV Thriller ‘Lifeline’ Goes to VOD Service Walter Presents in the U.K., the U.S.

Walter Presents, the U.K. streaming service devoted to foreign-language drama that is set to launch in the U.S. in March, has nabbed U.S. and U.K. VOD rights to Spanish TV skein “Pulsaciones” (“Lifeline”).

The 10-episode closed-end drama, a Mediapro Group Globomedia production for Spanish TV broadcaster Atresmedia, is co-distributed internationally by Mediapro’s Imagina International Sales and Atresmedia.

Co-created and directed by Spanish multi-hyphenate Emilio Aragón, “Lifeline” turns on a renowned surgeon who suffers from a heart attack, receives a heart transplant and starts to have strange nightmares related to the murder of his donor.

Key cast includes Leonor Watling, seen in Pedro Almodovar’s “Talk to Her,” Pablo Derqui, whose credits include Pablo Larrain’s “Neruda,” Ingrid Rubio (“La estrella”) and Juan Diego Botto (“Ismael”).

In Spain, the primetime drama scored a standout 3.0 million viewers and a 17.1 % audience share on its Jan. 10 debut for Atresmedia
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A Night in Old Mexico | Review

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Siesta Fest: Aragon’s English Language Debut Incredibly Forced

The one discernible reason to watch Cuban director Emilio Aragon’s English language debut, A Night in Old Mexico, would be to see star Robert Duvall front and center dancing circles around the cringe worthy supporting cast. To be fair, his is the only character granted any kind of depth, as written by screenwriter William D. Wittliff, reteaming with Duvall for the first time since the memorable 1989 television miniseries, “Lonesome Dove.” It’s a project that’s reputed to be nearly 35 years in the making, but the end product can’t quite justify the means with this reunion that feels akin to Duvall’s last stint as director, 2002’s Assassination Tango (an effort that feels far superior in comparison).

About to lose the property that’s been in his family for generations, Texas rancher Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) is contemplating suicide
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Edinburgh unveils 2014 line-up

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Edinburgh unveils 2014 line-up
Highlights include Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Abel Ferrara’s controversial Dsk feature Welcome To New York.

The full line-up of the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been revealed this morning by artistic director Chris Fujiwara at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.

This year’s festival, which runs from June 18-29, will comprise 156 features from 47 countries, including 11 world premieres, eight international premieres, seven European premieres and 95 UK premieres.

New titles announced today include Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final performances that was first shown at Sundance in January.

Straight from its lively premiere in Cannes is Abel Ferrara’s controversial title Welcome To New York, inspired by the case of former Imf managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, starring Gérard Depardieu, which will receive its UK premiere at Eiff.

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A Night In Old Mexico

Robert Duvall is reason enough to see almost any movie, and he’s in fine form in a role tailor-made for him by Bill Wittliff, who wrote the teleplay for the unforgettable miniseries Lonesome Dove. That expansive Western saga by Larry McMurtry gave Duvall one of his all-time best roles, as Gus McCrae, and A Night in Old Mexico might be seen as an extension of that character set in modern times. Director Emilio Aragón sets the stage, perfectly and unobtrusively. Red Bovie (Duvall) is a crotchety old man who has just lost his Texas ranch, and with it his dignity and will to live. He is spurred on by the arrival of a now-grown grandson (Jeremy Irvine) he’s never met, the offspring of...

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Niagara Integrated Film Festival launches

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The event led by Toronto International Film Festival founder Bill Marshall is set to run from June 19-22.

Gala premieres include the world premiere of Restrung, Mike Enns’ portrait of Disney animator Randall Wyn Fullmer, the North American premiere of Felix Herngren’s Swedish Blockbuster The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and animation Ribbit featuring the voices of Sean Astin and Russell Peters.

The roster includes Emilio Aragon’s A Night In Old Mexico starring Robert Duvall, Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl and Ira Sachs’ gay-marriage drama Love Is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

The Canadians-At-Cannes shorts curated by Danny Lennon include Kyle ThomasThe Post, Moira Sauer’s The Provider and Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael’s The Sparkling River.

The line-up includes two shorts films from the 1950s starring Peter SellersDearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You.

“Just as Tiff
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Niagara Integrated festival launches

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The event led by Toronto International Film Festival founder Bill Marshall is set to run from June 19-22.

Gala premieres include the world premiere of Restrung, Mike Enns’ portrait of Disney animator Randall Wyn Fullmer, the North American premiere of Felix Herngren’s Swedish Blockbuster The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared and animation Ribbit featuring the voices of Sean Astin and Russell Peters.

The roster includes Emilio Aragon’s A Night In Old Mexico starring Robert Duvall, Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl and Ira Sachs’ gay-marriage drama Love Is Strange with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

The Canadians-At-Cannes shorts curated by Danny Lennon include Kyle ThomasThe Post, Moira Sauer’s The Provider and Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael’s The Sparkling River.

The line-up includes two shorts films from the 1950s starring Peter SellersDearth Of A Salesman and Insomnia Is Good For You.

“Just as Tiff
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Robert Duvall Wants To Boogie-Woogie In Trailer For A Night In Old Mexico

Lonesome Dove writer Bill Wittliff started working on A Night In Old Mexico about 35 years ago, but it wasn’t until recently that the film was finally able to get made. Under the direction of Emilio Aragon and with Robert Duvall in the lead, Wittliff’s story of a rancher forced off his land came to life, and is now gearing up for a release later this spring.

Today, we’ve got a brand new trailer for the film, which sets the stage for the story well. It familiarized us with Red Bovie’s situation and then highlights some of the more action-packed elements that you’ll find here. This isn’t a traditional action flick by any means, but considering its two main characters are an old man and a fairly wimpy young man, I was surprised by how great those sequences are. The trailer also teases off a good chunk of the plot,
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A Night In Old Mexico (2013) Movie Trailer: Robert Duvall in a Western

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A Night in Old Mexico Trailer. Emilio Aragón‘s A Night in Old Mexico (2013) movie trailer stars Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda, Luis Tosar, and Joaquín Cosio. A Night in Old Mexico’s plot synopsis: “Forced to give up his land and his only home, cantankerous [...]

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Trailer for Robert Duvall's A Night in Old Mexico

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "A Night in Old Mexico" drama, starring Robert Duvall and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse). Check it out below. Plot: Forced to give up his land and his only home, Texas rancher Red Bovie (Duvall) isn't about to go quietly to the trailer park and instead goes off with his grandson Gally (Irvine) - son of his long-estranged son Jimmy - for one last wild adventure during a night in Old Mexico. The new movie is directed by Emilio Aragon (Paper birds) and is set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on May 16th. Trailer:
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Robert Duvall Wants Booze & Women in 'A Night in Old Mexico' Trailer

What starts as one last wild adventure for Texas rancher Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) turns into a bit of a western caper as he and his grandson inadvertently end up with a big stack of cash in their Cadillac, and the owner wants it back. Duvall is in perfect salty, grumpy old man mode as he just wants to enjoy booze and women instead of the prospect of retirement in a trailer park. Jeremy Irvine is along for the ride in A Night in Old Mexico from director Emilio Aragon, and Duvall seems to be the best reason to check out this film which played at South by Southwest last month and officially opens this May. Watch the trailer! Here's the first trailer for Emilio Aragon's A Night in Old Mexico from YouTube (via The Playlist): A Night in Old Mexico is directed by Emilio Aragon (Paper Birds
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Watch: Robert Duvall Hits The Road In Trailer For 'A Night In Old Mexico'

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Nearly a decade in the making, Robert Duvall had stuck with "A Night In Old Mexico," which reteams him with "Lonesome Dove" scribe Bill Wittliff, for years. And now the result of that patience can be seen by all with the first trailer for the movie now available with just a click below. Co-starring Jeremy Irvine, Jim Parrack and more, and directed by Emilio Aragón, the film tells the story of Texas rancher Red Bovie who teams with his estranged grandson, and hits the road in his Cadillac, for one last wild adventure filled with guns, women and booze before facing retirement and a trailer park. Basically, it's an excuse for Duvall to go full ornery, cranky and salty, and frankly, that's probably as good a reason as any to give this one a shot. "A Night In Old Mexico" opens in theatres and On Demand on May 16th. And
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SXSW: 10 Films That Stood Out at the Festival

SXSW: 10 Films That Stood Out at the Festival
World Premieres

Buzzard.” The great kick of Joel Potrykus’ hilarious and horrifying study of an American sociopath is that as ruthless as the film is in dissecting its antihero (the mesmerizing Joshua Bruge), it reserves perhaps its subtlest, most withering critique for the by-the-book, 9-to-5 culture that at least partially spawned him. Cheers to the lucky buyer, Oscilloscope Laboratories, for confirming its reputation as one of the most adventurous distributors in the field. (Justin Chang)

The Great Invisible.” Although perhaps not quite as distinctive an inquiry into Southern subcultures as her 2009 documentary, “The Order of Myths,” Margaret Brown’s deeply sobering and sympathetic feature — the worthy winner of the festival’s grand jury prize for nonfiction features — has a moral and structural complexity entirely appropriate to its subject: the devastating fallout from the 2010 Bp oil spill. (Chang)

The Heart Machine.” Thoroughly modern without being ostentatious about it, and featuring excellent
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Exclusive Video Interview With Robert Duvall And Emilio Aragon On A Night In Old Mexico

Among living actors, there are few more talented and more iconic than Robert Duvall. With a resume of memorable performances far too long to list, whenever the Oscar-winner stars in a film, it’s definitely worth your attention. For his latest project, Duvall has teamed up with Spanish director Emilio Aragon to take on A Night In Old Mexico.

Bill Wittliff’s script tells the story of a cantankerous old rancher who, after losing his land, runs off to Mexico with his grandson for one last night of drinking, dancing and women. The plans for a fun night are altered slightly though when, after having a sack of money fall into their possession, they end up with a string of dangerous criminals on their tail in pursuit of the loot.

A Night In Old Mexico was one of my favorite films that played at South By Southwest this year as
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A Night In Old Mexico Review [SXSW 2014]

An early draft of A Night In Old Mexico was written by Lonesome Dove scribe Bill Wittliff about 35 years ago, and for the last 25 years he had been waiting for the chance to get his film made. Under the direction of Emilio Aragon, the long wait is now over. While I’m not sure how many changes were made to that original script, it’s safe to say that the timeless story feels just as fresh today as it would’ve if it had been made in the ’80s, the ’90s, or any other decade for that matter.

Red Bovie (Robert Duvall) is a rancher who’s lost everything. Years ago his wife and son ran away, and his cattle have all died. He can’t afford to keep his land either, meaning he’s lost the last thing he had to call his own. He’s planning to move
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SXSW Interview: Living Legend Robert Duvall on A Night in Old Mexico

An actor and filmmaker who needs no introduction to anyone who has been watching movies any time over the past 50 years, Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall came to the SXSW Film Festival with his new movie A Night in Old Mexico , a Texas-based road movie directed by Cuban filmmaker Emilio Aragón based on a screenplay by Lonesome Dove writer William Whitliff. Earlier this week, ComingSoon.net sat down with Robert Duvall for a long, somewhat rambling conversation mostly talking about A Night in Old Mexico and how the project came together, but the actor also talked extensively about The Judge , his new dramedy with Robert Downey Jr. that will be released by Warner Bros. on October 10. "That script is different," he told us. "That script is so smart and so...
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Interview: Robert Duvall’s Still Got It In “A Night In Old Mexico”

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It’s no surprise that Robert Duvall is a cantankerous (and charming) old coot in his new film, “A Night in Old Mexico,” helmed by the Spanish director and composer Emilio Aragón. The 83-year-old is still in fine and feisty form as Red Bovie, an old cowboy forced off his land by developers turning the area into sad excuses for “ranchettes.” Rather than live out his days in a trailer home, Red takes off for a Mexican border town with Gally (Jeremy Irvine, “War Horse”), the cowboy-wannabe grandson he has only just met due to a 40-year estrangement with his only son. On their way to Mexico, the pair picks up a sketchy pair of hitchhikers; when they can’t keep their hands off Red’s beer, he ditches them by the roadside, inadvertently keeping the small fortune they’ve stolen off a drug kingpin. As they traverse the underbelly
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SXSW Film Review: ‘A Night in Old Mexico’

SXSW Film Review: ‘A Night in Old Mexico’
Twenty-five years after they memorably teamed for the epic “Lonesome Dove” miniseries, Robert Duvall and screenwriter Bill Wittliff have reunited for a much smaller-scale project: “A Night in Old Mexico,” a Tex-Mex-flavored shaggy-dog story that finds Duvall perfectly cast as a robustly cantankerous South Texas rancher determined to have one last fling south of the border. The film’s winning mix of broad humor, gruff sentiment and seriocomic caper-scenario elements should play best with an older demographic, although respectful reviews and favorable word of mouth could expand its appeal. North American theatrical and VOD rollout is set for May 13.

Making the absolute most of a vividly written role that fits him like a well-worn pair of boots, Duvall moseys through the proceedings at a deliberate but determined gait as Red Bovie, an aged cattle rancher who’s seriously peeved because the bank has seized his property, and plans to divide it into “ranchettes.
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Phase 4 Lands Upcoming SXSW Robert Duvall-Starrer ‘A Night In Old Mexico’

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Phase 4 Lands Upcoming SXSW Robert Duvall-Starrer ‘A Night In Old Mexico’
Exclusive: Phase 4 Films acquired North American rights to A Night In Old Mexico, the Emilio Aragon-directed film that stars Robert Duvall. The film will be released in May, shortly after making its debut at the upcoming South by Southwest Film Festival. Duvall plays a stubborn Texas rancher who’s forced to give up his land and home, and to retire to a trailer park. Instead, he flees in his Cadillac and hits the road with his estranged grandson (Jeremy Irvine) for one last wild adventure filled with guns, women and booze, which sounds like a much better way to go out. Pic is produced by Sunmin Park, J.Ethan Park, Emilio Aragón, Bill Wittliff, Robert Carliner, Robert Duvall, Daniel Ecija and César Vargas. The script was written by Bill Wittliff, whose writing in the adaptation of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove still rates as one of the greatest
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SXSW Film Program Features ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Anniversary Screening, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ with Wes Anderson and more

Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth EvansThe Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.

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Narrative Feature Competition

Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative
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