Aurum picks up two genre movies

'Verbo,' 'Agnosia' both produced by Telecinco Cinema

MADRID -- Spanish distributor Aurum has picked up two of Spain's most promising genre movies this year, Eduardo Chapero-Jackson's futuristic "Verbo" and Eugenio Mira's romantic thriller "Agnosia."

Both titles are produced by Telecinco Cinema and sold internationally by Filmax Intl.

Alliance Atlantis Company, Aurum's parent company, will distribute period piece "Agnosia," starring Eduardo Noriega and Barbara Goenaga, in Canada and the U.K. via Momentum.

"Verbo," is the feature film debut of the European Film Academy Award winner and the first production from Madrid-based Apaches Entertainment, which has come onto the Spanish scene with a strong slate that includes Juan Antonio Bayona's upcoming "The Impossible."

Coming off boxoffice success with the "Twilight" saga, Aurum looks set to beef up on its genre titles.