Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
Xenon Pictures and Viva Pictures LLC have made a joint venture to give the long-awaited romantic saga “A Matador’s Mistress” a U.S. release on DVD and VOD. The film stars Penelope Cruz (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tide”) and Adrien Brody (“King Kong,” “The Pianist”) and was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Menno Meyes (“The Color Purple,” “Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade”). “A Matador’s Mistress” finally gets a highly anticipated U.S. release when it arrives on DVD and Video on Demand on June 7th.
Along with breathtaking international locations and stunning bullfighting sequences, “A Matador’s Mistress” features several controversial and steamy sex scenes between Penelope Cruz and Adrien Brody who have both been praised for their moving performances. The Spanish-born Cruz took home the Oscar for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and co-star Adrien Brody won Best Actor for “The Pianist.” Writer and director Menno Meyes is also an Oscar nominee for writing the screenplay for “The Color Purple.”
Set in the 1940’s, “A Matador’s Mistress” tells the story of the most celebrated bullfighter in Spain, Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez (Adrien Brody), famously known around the world as Manolete. Manolete’s life changes when he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and mysterious Lupe Sino (Penelope Cruz). What unfolds is a passionate and tragic romance that ends with Manolete’s death in the bullring in 1947 at the age of 30.
“A Matador’s Mistress” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival under the working title “Manolete” and has not only been praised or Brody and Cruz’s performances but also for it's dazzling art direction and cinematography.
Xenon Pictures CEO Leigh Savidge said Xenon acquired U.S. distribution rights for “A Matador’s Mistress” in a co-venture with Viva Pictures LLC and the two companies are in talks for a theatrical release.
Xenon Pictures is an independent film and media distribution company specializing in cutting edge urban dramas and popular independent films often over-looked by the mainstream studios. Viva Pictures LLC is a Westwood, Ca. based multi-media distributor of high quality star driven films with award winning casts and talent.