Spanish Film Screenings to unspool 43 movies

More than 145 buyers from 37 countries to attend

MADRID -- Forty-three Spanish films, including international co-productions "Manolete" and "El Greco," will unspool at the third Madrid de Cine Spanish Film Screenings for buyers from around the world, organizers said Wednesday.

"We're now definitely on the calendar for international film buyers who are increasingly interested in what Spanish producers, directors and actors have to offer," Pedro Perez, president of the Federation of Spanish Film Producers, said at a news conference about the event, which is set for June 8-10.

More than 145 buyers from 37 countries have confirmed they will show up at the screenings -- that's 15 more buyers than attended last year. Thirty-three countries were represented at the 2007 edition.

U.S. buyers expected to attend include HBO, Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures, HDNET Films, Sundance Channel, Venevision International, Strand Releasing and LAPTV, according to organizers.

But the biggest contingent will be from the U.K. with buyers from 14 companies including Axiom Films, Bluebell Films, Dogwoof Pictures, Reel Rights and the TLA Entertainment Group, along with U.K.-based representatives from Paramount, Paramount Vantage, the Weinstein Co. and Miramax.

Titles to be shown include Brad Anderson's "Transsiberian," Silvia Munt's "Pretextos," Manuel Gutierrez Aragon's "Todos Estamos Invitados," Max Lemcke's "Casual Day" and Emilio Martinez Lazaro's "Las 13 Rosas."