ANTONIO SAURA is a producer and international sales agent with a long career in the Spanish and European audiovisual industry.
As a producer, either as executive producer or associated with other companies, he has participated in such important titles as "El Dia de la Bestia", "Libertarias", etc., during his time as Development Director at Lola Films. With his own companies he was the founder of ZEBRA PRODUCCIONES, where he produced "En la ciudad sin Límites" by Hernández, "Fados" and "Zonda" by Carlos Saura and "Rencor" by Albaladejo among others.
With his new company, ZAMPA AUDIOVISUAL, his latest feature films as producer are the winner of more than 25 international awards, "El Último Traje", by Pablo Solarz, or the documentaries with José Luis López Linares "Jerez, el misterio del palo cortado" (Berlinale) , "Jaen virgen y extra"(San Sebastian) and this year the official selection of Cannes Clasique "Goya, el ojo que escucha".
Since 2015 he is General Director of Latido Films.
LATIDO FILMS is an international sales agency founded in 2004 for the distribution of quality Spanish language films. Since then, it has developed a great activity, first in the sale of Spanish-language films, and then already opening to new markets, although without losing sight of its origins.
Films such as the Oscar winner "El secreto de sus ojos" by Campanella, the Sundance winner "Violeta de los Espíritus" by Wood, "Fados" by Carlos Saura, the multi-award winning "Campeones" by Fesser, the Goya winners "Que dios nos perdone" and "El reino" by Sorogoyen, "Ane" by Pérez-Sañudo (San Sebastian New Directors, Best Basque Film) or "Carmen y Lola" by Echevarria, (Cannes Fortnight) and this year "5 Lobitos" by Ruiz de Azua (Berlinale) or "As Bestas" by Sorogoyen (Cannes Classique) among other outstanding titles.
In his commitment to cinema from the other side of the Atlantic, among the most relevant films he has managed in this period we can mention "El Ciudadano Ilustre" by Cohn-Duprat, which won Best Actor at Venice 2016, "Mi Obra Maestra" by Duprat, Venice 2018 or "4x4" by Cohn; "La Noche de 12 Años" by Brechner, Venice 2018 and multi-awarded in several countries; "El cuento de las comadrejas", Campanella's return to fiction, and already in 2020 "El Robo del Siglo" by Winograd, one of the most successful films in Argentina's history, also n1 in Greece in its premiere, etc. , in 2021 the Directors' Fortnight selection "El Empleado y el Patrón" by Manolo Nieto,or the official selection in Rome and Busan "Lavaperros" by Carlos Moreno, the biggest hit of Latin American cinema on Netflix in the first half of 2021 etc. etc.
In genre films, in 2019 he managed the sales of "El Hoyo" by Gaztelu-Urrutia, the most watched non-English speaking film in the history of Netflix, winner in Toronto, Sitges and Torino, top grosser first weekend in Korea etc.; or "Virus 32" by Gustavo Hernández, already sold all over the world.
Among non-Spanish films, in 2021, Fred Baillif's "La Mif" won Generation K Plus at the Berlin Film Festival,
In comedies, apart from the aforementioned "Campeones", the box office hit "A Todo al tren: destino Asturias" by Santiago Segura, etc.
LATIDO is proud of its special relationship with great masters of Latin American cinema, such as Arturo Ripstein, who has represented his latest films, Campanella, already mentioned, Saura (recently acquired the rights to his next film "El Rey de todo el mundo") Andres Wood, or Lombardi among other greats in its catalog of over 300 films. As well as its support for first and first-time filmmakers, with a wide variety of films directed by women.