‘Sexy Killer,’ ‘Santos’ spur on Sitges
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While heavy on exposition in the early going, “Santos” boasts an extraordinary effort in sci-fi f/x, a new high for Spanish-language filmmaking that went down well with Sitges’ fanboys.
“The visual and plot excesses first bother, then surprise and finally move the spectator,” said El Pais.com.
Pic, from Chile’s Nicolas Lopez, received a heavy dose of post-production from Elizabeth Avellan’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, with Avellan taking a co-producer credit.
At a press conference Saturday, male journos blushingly quizzed Elsa Pataky, Spanish sex symbol and g.f. of Adrien Brody. Her presence in “Santos” as the hero’s sweetheart should give the pic a kick at the B.O. when it bows Oct. 10. Source