Annual Top Films Lists
Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #97. Hugh Hudson’s Altamira
Director: Hugh Hudson // Writers: Olivia Hetreed, José Luis López-Linares
Hudson, notably the director of 1981 Best Picture winner Chariots of Fire, hasn’t helmed a feature since the lambasted 2000 Kim Basinger film I Dreamed of Africa, a noted passion project for the actress. His latest, Altamira, looks to be a historical reenactment, and will hopefully prove to be Hudson’s welcome return to feature films, which is why it makes our list. Banderas will play Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, a Spanish jurist and amateur archeologist who made the discovery of the Altamira Cave with his nine-year-old daughter Maria. Featuring painting of bison, horses, a doe and human hands, made with charcoal and ochre, these were the first Paleolithic cave paintings of their type to be discovered.
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Golshifteh Farahani, Rupert Everett.
Producers: Morena Films’ Lucrecia Botín and Alvaro Longoria (7 Days in Havana), Sympathetic Ink’s Andy Paterson (The Railway Man), Mare Nostrum’s Alexandra Lebret. Executive producer: Laura Bickford (Che: Part One/Che: Part Two).
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.
Release Date: Currently filming, Cannes is a possibility, but we’re predicting this to pop up at festivals later in the year, perhaps Toronto and/or San Sebastián.