24 March, 2009

Mexican Duo Reunite For Comedy Film

by Sandy Mandelberger, North American Editor

Two of Mexico’s best known actors, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, who made their first impressions in the international arthouse hit Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, are reunited in the film RUDO Y CURSI, a Spanish language comedy directed by Carlos Cuaron (brother of Alfonso Cuaron and a co-screenwriter of TAMBIEN). The film, about two dim-witted brothers who are recruited by rival soccer teams, had its international premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and will be shown at next month’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film, co-produced by Los Angeles-based Cha Cha Cha Films and Mexico City-based Canana Producciones, is being distributed in North America by arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics and will open in early May. With positive advance buzz, international interest in the lead actors and a skillful distributor, the film should become one of the arthouse hits of the season in American and Europe.

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