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Blackthorn

World Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA, France, Spain | 98 MINUTES | English, Spanish |

BLACKTHORN

Drama
The final years in the life of legendary bandit Butch Cassidy are shrouded in mystery, from his rumored death in a Bolivian military standoff, to his escape from South America to die quietly on a Nevada ranch the 1930s. In Mateo Gil's intimate and adventurous Western, a reimagined and aged Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) is living under the assumed name James Blackthorn in a secluded village in Bolivia 20 years after his disappearance in 1908. Surviving humbly off the land and finding occasional comforts with a local woman, Yana (Magaly Solier, The Milk of Sorrow), he longs to end his personal exile and return to the US to see his family. Reluctantly joining forces with a Spanish mine robber (Eduardo Noriega) who promises him a cut of the loot, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure… and discovers he's not the only one harboring a deep secret.

Mateo Gil makes a solid English-language debut with this sublimely shot and well acted tale set in the remarkable landscapes of Bolivia. Sam Shepard gives a riveting performance as the weathered, mysterious, and unsentimental Blackthorn, gracefully revitalizing the legend of history's favorite outlaw.

 



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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Mateo Gil and Mateo Gil

MATEO GIL is well known in Spain as a screenwriter. He co-wrote Alejandro Amenábar's Thesis, Open Your Eyes (later remade as Vanilla Sky), The Sea Inside, and Agora, as well as The Method for Marcelo Piñeyro. His first movie as a director was Nobody Knows Anybody in 1999. He also directed the award-winning shorts Housebreaking and Say Me.
Executive Producer
Ibon Cormenzana, Andrés Santana, Paolo Agazzi
Director of Photography
Juan Ruiz-Anchía, ASC
Primary Cast
Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier
Editor
David Gallart
Director
Mateo Gil
Composer
Lucio Godoy
Screenwriter
Miguel Barros
Producer
Ibon Cormenzana, Andrés Santana
Production Designer
Juan Pedro de Gaspar

CONTACTS

Producer
Ibon Cormenzana
Arcadia Capital
Phone: +34-934143071
icormenzana@arcadiacapital.es
Submitter
Mar Abadin
6sales
Las Rozas (Madrid), 28231
Phone: +34.91.781.7301
mar@6sales.es
http://www.6sales.es
Print Source
Sandra Tápia
Arcadia Motion Pictures
Barcelona, 08006
Phone: +34.93.414.3071
sandra.tapia@arcadiamotionpictures.com