25 for 25: Mediapro’s Biggest Hits, Current Productions

  • Variety
Profiles of some of Mediapro’s production milestones, and select titles on its 2019 production slate. Tve has also just announced season four on the Mediapro co-produced cult time-travel adventure “The Department of Time.”

Mondays In The Sun, 2002

Produced with Elías Querejeta, directed by Fernando León, “Sun” was Mediapro’s first big movie hit. It was a San Sebastian Golden Shell winner, and took in €9.8 million ($11 million) at Spain’s box office. It also sported a breakout performance by Javier Bardem in a portrait of Spain’s unemployed told with compassion and humor.

Comandante, 2003

Produced with Spain’s Morena Films and Pentagrama, film featured the best of Oliver Stone’s three-day interview of Fidel Castro mixed with archival footage. “Lively and compulsive viewing,” said a Variety review.

The Secret Life Of Words, 2005

A high-water mark for filmmaker Isabel Coixet, Variety’s review said: “Sarah Polley gives a wonderfully searching performance. … Pic
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