CINEMA | STREAMING
The film is presented in the Official Section out of competition at the San Sebastián International Festival on Saturday, September 23
This animated thriller set to the rhythm of jazz and bossa-nova represents a turning point just before the Latin American continent was enveloped by totalitarian regimes
With the participation of RTVE, Movistar Plus+, Televisió de Catalunya and Iberseries, among others
Directed by Fernando Trueba (Oscar winner for Belle Epoque) and Javier Mariscal, both Oscar nominees for Chico and Rita and narrated by Jeff Goldblum, ‘Dispararon al pianista’, is set in the 60’s and 70’s, a time full of creative freedom and where the Latin American musical movement of global success began: Bossa Nova, a music journalist from New York begins a fast-paced investigation behind the mysterious disappearance of the Brazilian pianist, Tenorio Jr, a regular with Vinicius de Moraes, among others. . This animated thriller set to the rhythm of jazz and bossa-nova represents a turning point just before the Latin American continent was enveloped by totalitarian regimes.
The film’s Madrid junket will be held in Madrid on Wednesday, September 27 with Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. The premiere in Spanish theaters is on October 6 and is distributed by BTEAM Pictures. The film has just been presented at the Telluride and Toronto festivals with great success.
It will also have its North American release distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. Already with Chico and Rita, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, were nominated for the Oscar for best animated film and won a multitude of awards such as the Goya Award, the Platinum Award, the European Film Award, among others.
The film is produced by Fernando Trueba S.A. They shot the piano player A.I.E., Les Films d’ici Méditerranée, Submarine Sublime, Animanostra, Gao Shan Pictures, Julian Piker & Fermin S.L., Arte France Cinéma with the participation of RTVE, Movistar Plus+, Televisió de Catalunya. It has the support of the international programs Eurimages, Europe Creative Media and Ibermedia, with financing from the ICAA, ICEC, CNC, Dutch Fund and Portuguese ICA.