Spanish genre master Alex de la Iglesia raises “THE BAR” with new film


Spain’s Alex de la Iglesia has established himself as one of the world’s leading genre directors with satirical shockers ranging from THE DAY OF THE BEAST to THE LAST CIRCUS to WITCHING & BITCHING, and now he’s taking us to THE BAR.

Screen Daily reports that Film Factory has acquired worldwide sales rights to THE BAR, and is presenting it to potential distributors at the current Cannes Film Festival. Scripted by de la Iglesia with his longtime collaborator Jorge Guerricaechevarria, the movie focuses on a group of regulars at the titular establishment whose typical morning gathering takes a horrific turn when one of them is shot dead on the street outside. With the unseen madman killing anyone who tries to leave, the group tries to figure out who is targeting them and why, and their own unpleasant secrets start to come out. The cast is headed by THE SKIN I LIVE IN’s Blanca Suárez, and also includes frequent de la Iglesia actors Mario Casas, Jaime Ordóñez, Terele Pávez and Carmen Machi. We’ll keep you posted on when THE BAR will open in the U.S.

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