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Morena Films was founded in 1999 with the objective of producing innovative, high-quality content aimed specifically at the international market.
Since then we have produced more than eighty feature length films, documentaries, animated works and TV series with directors such as Oliver Stone, Iciar Bollain, Steven Soderbergh, Carlos Saura, Julio Medem, Pablo Trapero, Hugh Hudson and Daniel Calparsoro, to name just a few.
Our films have been entered at the most prestigious film festivals and have garnered both national and international awards & recognition.
They include, EVEN THE RAIN (I. Bollain, 2010), which was selected at the Toronto Film Festival, won the People’s Choice award at Berlinale, represented Spain at the Oscars (2011) and received the Silver Ariel for best Latin American film, as well as three Goya Awards in 2011; CELL 211 (D. Monzón, 2009), nominated for 16 Goya Awards in 2010, winning eight including Best Film; SONS OF THE CLOUDS (A. Longoria, 2012), a documentary on the Saharan conflict, produced and presented by Javier Bardem, was awarded the Goya Award for Best Documentary in 2013. In 2018 Morena released EVERYBODY KNOWS, by the Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi, the film was selected as opening film at Cannes Film Festival; CAMPEONES by Javier Fesser, which has been a huge sucees in Spain, YULI by Iciar Bollain which was nominated at San Sebastián Film Festival; among others; In 2019 ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELING BY TRAIN by Aritz Moreno, OUT IN THE OPEN by Benito Zambrano was awarded the Goya Award for the Best Screenplay and the Best Song ,and SANCTUARY by Alvaro Longoria which was selected at the San Sebastian Film Festival and many other festivals in the world.
In 2020 we produce the series Quarantine diaries for TVE and Tales of the Lockdown for Amazon Prime Video
QUARANTINE DIARIES 2018
Director: David Marqués, Álvaro Fernández-Armero
Screenplay: David Marqués, Álvaro Fernández-Armero
Cast: Carlos Bardem, Fernando Colomo, Cecilia Gessa, Gorka Otxoa, Carlos Areces, Adriá Collado,Carmen Arrufat, Víctor Clavijo, Montse Pla
Living with someone has always been complicated, whether it’s your partner, your family, or your roommates... even living alone brings its difficulties. But now, all of a sudden and without warning, we are spending all our time, 24x7 with that person with whom we share life. Quarantine Diaries is a realistic, intimate and fun reflection of co- living being pushed to its limit. Every home is a world. Every building a universe. And in this universe, we have worlds shared by couples, by families with young children, by a grandmother and her grandson, by a divorced man...
THE ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN 2019
Genre: Dark comedy
Director: Aritz Moreno
Screenplay: Javier Gulló́n
Cast: Luis Tosar, Pilar Castro, Ernesto Alterio, Belén Cuesta, Ramó́n Barea
Helga, editor, just put her husband in a mental hospital. On the return train, a stranger introduces himself as Ángel Sanagustín, a psychiatrist who works in the same clinic investigating personality disorders through the patients’ writings.Then, he tells her the story of an extremely dangerous paranoid patient obsessed, among other things, with rubbish.When he finishes, the doctor leaves, but forgets a folder with the stories. When she reads it, Helga, fascinated, decides to look for Angel to try to publish them. The problem is that Helga confuses narrators with authors, and authors with characters...
TALES OF THE LOCKDOWN 2018
Genre: Dark Comedy
Director: Fernando Colomo, Juan Diego Botto, Álvaro Fernández-Armero, Miguel Bardem, David Marqués
Screenplay: Fernando Colomo, Belén Sánzhez- Arévalo, Juan Diego Botto, Álvaro Fernández-Armero, Miguel
Bardem, Carolina Román, David Marqués Rafa Calatayud
Cast: Carlos Bardem ,Alvaro Rico, Manuela Velasco, Rafa Castejó́n , Alberto Ammann, Clara Méndez- Leite, Luis Tosar, Luisa Mayol, Nur Levi, Sara Sálamo, Chiqui Fernández, Isco Alarcó́n
An apprentice hit man who wants to surpass his mentor, two friends whom everyone except themselves sees as a couple, a Real Madrid football player about to embark on an acting career, a serial killer with a heart who finds his soul mate and a corrupt landowner cornered when a “parcel” arrives at his door make up these five self-contained stories, ranging from romantic comedy to drama, as well as terror, dark humour and thriller.