Variety reports that Filmax has picked up the international rights to The Open Body, a Spanish-Portuguese horror film from Spanish director Ángeles Huerta, making his feature debut.
Set in the early 20th century, The Open Body will plumb Galician folklore. The film is based on the story “Lobasandaus” from the 1991 book Arraianos by Xosé Luis Méndez Ferrín. Variety notes that this story follows “Miguel, a teacher whose logic and scientific methodology is called into question when he comes face to face with the beliefs and superstitions of a small village on the gloomy border between Galicia and Portugal.”
The Open Body is currently in post production. Tamar Novas, María Vázquez, and Antonio Duran star.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)