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Sony picks up Pedro Almodovar’s Silencio

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Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Silencio has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classic, news that’s sure to delight stateside fans of the Spanish director.

As originally reported by Variety, Sony acquired the North American rights to the Spanish-language feature starring Adriana Ugarte (star of the hit Spanish period drama El Tiempo Entre Costuras), Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Dario Grandinetti, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner and Rossy de Palma.

Almodóvar wrote and directed, with Ugarte in the lead role of Julieta. According to the official synopsis, Silencio will “chart the life of Julieta from 1985 to the present day. As she struggles to survive on the verge of madness, she finds her life is marked by a series of journeys revolving around the disappearance of her daughter.”

The acclaimed director told The Financial Times earlier this year that Silencio also marks a “return to the cinema of women, of great female protaganists, and it’s a hard-hitting drama, which excites me.” Indeed, the 65-year-old award winner catapulted to fame with female-led films like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and All About My Mother (which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999).

Silencio is the ninth movie that the Spanish director has teamed up with Sony Pictures Classics, the latest in a string of titles that include 2013’s I’m So Excited and 2011’s The Skin I Live In.