Spanish Sales Outfit Begin Again Films Teams With Industry Vet Rosa Bosch & Adds Berlinale Title ‘The Human Hibernation’ To International Slate

Veteran producer and sales agent Rosa Bosch has joined the Madrid-based distributor and international sales agency Begin Again Films. Bosch will serve as part of the company’s international department.

Bosch has previously held roles at AFI FEST, the London Film Festival, the National Film Theatre in London (Deputy Director), and the San Sebastian Film Festival. She was a founding partner of the production company and international sales agency, Tequila Gang, along with Guillermo del Toro, Laura Esquivel, Bertha Navarro, and Alejandra Moreno. As a producer, her credits include titles such as Buena Vista Social Club by Wim Wenders, The Devil’s Backbone by Guillermo del Toro, The Gospel of Wonders by Arturo Ripstein, and Broken Silence by Montxo Armendáriz.

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Bosch led the international launch and distribution strategy of films such as Amores Perros by Alejandro González Iñarritu and Corpo Celeste by Alice Rorhwacher. She also served as the Managing Director of International Distribution at HBO Films, based in London. In 2018 she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Along with Bosch’s announcement, the company said it acquired the Berlinale title The human hibernation, directed by Anna Cornudella. Produced by Japonica Films (Gerard Rodríguez and Frank Lucas) and Batiak Films (Clara Santaolaya), the film will join Begin Again Films’ international sales lineup. The pic won the Fipresci Award in the Forum section of this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

“It is truly exciting to return to Spain at this time when Spanish cinema and industry are experiencing a moment of talent explosion and international visibility. In addition, Spanish companies are demonstrating the potential to compete in the global market,” said Bosch. “When analyzing the Spanish industry landscape, I could not have found a company in a better position than Begin Again Films. I admire the way Belén and Gloria have built a solid and transversal company in a short time, surrounded by a first-class professional and driven team.”

Gloria Bretones and Belen Bernuy, co-CEOs and founders of Begin Again Films added: “The partnership with a professional of extraordinary caliber like Rosa Bosch strengthens and enhances the entire international strategy that we have been carrying out for a few years at Begin Again, and above all allows us to take a step further, and start working with producers and filmmakers from other countries, without forgetting our firm commitment to Spanish cinema, for which Rosa’s experience and strategic vision will contribute in making our films even more visible outside of Spain”.

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