Enrique Urbizu is experiencing a triumphant return to moviemaking…
Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to the 50-year-old Spanish filmmaker’s award-winning thriller No Rest for the Wicked (No habra paz para los malvados), his first outing behind the camera after an eight-year absence.
Urbizu’s film, which is screening as part of Fantastic Fest in Austin this weekend, was the big winner at this year’s Goya Awards —the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars—capturing six trophies, including Best Film.
No Rest for the Wicked centers on a police inspector, Santos Trinidad, who gets involved in a triple murder. But there’s a witness that manages to escape and could incriminate him. So antos begins an investigation to find and eliminate him. Meanwhile, Judge Chacon, who is investigating the triple murder, goes on looking for the murderer but what seems a simple case of drugs actually is something far more dangerous.
Tribeca Film plans a December release for the film. The release will span multiple platforms, including availability on demand in more than 40 million homes through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU and Xbox.