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The Open Reel se hace con Sunburn, participante del First Look de Locarno

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- La empresa italiana prosigue su colaboración con el cineasta portugués Vicente Alves do Ó y se apunta a la producción de su nuevo trabajo, proyectado como work in progress en Locarno Pro

The Open Reel se hace con Sunburn, participante del First Look de Locarno
Sunburn, de Vicente Alves do Ó

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Portuguese director Vicente Alves do Ó’s fifth feature, Sunburn (A golpe de sol), was presented in Locarno Pro’s First Look programme. This year the section featured a special focus on Portuguese cinema (see the news), where six work-in-progress features were screened to industry professionals. Sunburn has now sealed a deal with Turin-based international sales, distribution and production company The Open Reel, which will handle its international sales, while NOS-Lusomundo will oversee the movie’s national distribution.

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Written by Alves do Ó, the film is set in Grândola, southern Portugal, and follows four 40-year-old friends who decide to spend a weekend by a luxury pool. Their initial relaxed mood will not last long, as each of them receives a call from David, a former lover to all of them. After being absent for years, he decides to drop by for dinner at the holiday resort. Old stories and unfulfilled dreams will inevitably start to surface. Ricardo PereiraOceana BasílioNuno PardalRicardo Barbosa and Rafael Gomes are playing the leading roles.

Produced by Pandora da Cunha Telles and Pablo Iraola of Lisbon-based Ukbar Filmes, Sunburn is aiming for a delivery by November. This is the second collaboration between the Portuguese production company and The Open Reel, as they worked together on Alves do Ó’s previous feature, Al Berto [+lee también:
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. The biopic of the cult Portuguese post-revolutionary poet, who embodied an entire generation in the mid-1970s, has been sold to more than 25 countries, and has been screened at the Miami and Guadalajara International Film Festivals, among others. It was also nominated for ten Sophia Awards, Portugal’s national film prizes, where it won Best Sound.

On the new deal, Cosimo Santoro, founder of The Open Reel, stated: “I am really happy to be working with Vicente again, after our wonderful collaboration on Al Berto, because he is a director who can pair his artistic vision with the audience's expectations. I am also pleased with the trust that Ukbar Filmes has once again placed in us.”

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