El Baile de la Victoria      MOVIE SPANISH ONLY

The Dancer and the Thief (El Baile de la Victoria)

Based on a novel by Chilean writer Antonio Skármeta, whose book Il Postino became an Oscar-winning film, Trueba’s latest feature is eagerly awaited in Spain, where it has made the three-film shortlist for selection as Spain’s foreign-language Oscar contender. Lead actor Ricardo Darín’s star power in South America should also see the film play well there and the Oscar connections may make it packagable internationally.