Following the January 28 launch of their debut film, FROM PRADA TO NADA, Pantelion Films has announced several upcoming releases for 2011.
NO ERES TU SOY YO , the highest-grossing Mexican film in the last year, is slated to open in the U.S. on April 8, 2011. NO ERES TU SO YO is a romantic comedy that tells the hilarious story of Javier, a man who refuses to accept the loss of the woman he loves. In his journey to recovery, he rides an emotional rollercoaster that eventually leads him to his true love. The film stars Eugenio Derbez, one of the biggest stars in Mexico, and is directed by Alejandro Springall.
GO FOR IT!, an official selection of the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival, will be released on May 13, 2011. This inspirational drama follows Carmen, a young woman living in Chicago, who struggles to overcome her fears and follow her dream to be a dancer. Written and directed by Carmen Marron and starring Aimee Garcia ("Trauma", "George Lopez").
ABEL, the directorial debut of Diego Luna (MILK, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN), will be released later this year. In the absence of a paternal figure, the precocious young Abel comfortably takes over the responsibilities of a family man until his father returns, threatening his new role as head of the household.
In addition to the above releases, Eva Mendes will star in Pantelion's new comedy tentatively titled ANSIEDAD ("Anxiety"), currently in production. Directed by Patricia Riggen ("La Misma Luna"), ANSIEDAD takes the tough topic of "babies having babies" and turns it on its head. The story revolves around a thirteen year old girl who decides to "play out" every teenage rebellion cliche in an effort to jumpstart herself into adulthood while her young mother (Mendes) does everything possible to avoid growing up. The script, written by Hiram Martinez, was a 2009 semi-finalist for the prestigious Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship.
"Pantelion has hit the ground running with FROM PRADA TO NADA, and we have a diversified slate of comedies and dramas for the rest of the year," said Pantelion Films Chief Executive Officer Paul Presburger. "We have a balanced mix of English and Spanish language films, both internally produced and acquired from third parties and, backed by the resources and commitment of our Lionsgate, Televisa and theatrical exhibition partners, we're poised to deliver on our promise of a full slate of commercially exciting, quality films for Hispanic moviegoers in the U.S."