Screen Daily announces a total of 16 projects for the Frontières Platform at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film, with full list of projects for the Buyers Showcase, including the mysterious, atmospheric horror from the rare female mind and director, Sonia Escolano, on May 13th at Palais K, Level 4.

Los Angeles, CA – May 1, 2018 –

CANNES ANNOUNCEMENT: Sonia Escolano’s elevated Spanish cult film, ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ (‘Casa de sudor y Lágrimas’), one of six features in post-production or recently completed, will be presented at the upcoming Frontières Buyers Showcase on May 13th at Palais K, Level 4, Palais Des Festivals at 16:00.

The Frontières Platform is a co-presentation between Fantasia International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film, and is co-funded by Creative Europe, with the support of Wallimage, Cinema Chile and Telefilm Canada, reported ScreenDaily’s Ben Dalton.

Produced in Spain by Escolano and Francisco Javier González from Sudo y lágrimas Films, ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ has acquired new sales agents, Daisy Hamilton and Dean Fernando from ROCK SALT RELEASING for this year’s Cannes Marché Du Film, with producers screening footage for buyers, sales agents and festival programmers. 

Written and directed by one of the only female directors within the horror world, Escolano’s (‘The Vampire in the Hole’, ‘Myna Has Gone’, ‘Cinq minutes’), ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ is a rare, hair-raising thriller, based on the tale of Amparo Cuevas and a Spanish woman from El Escorial. The is ominous and mystifying atmospheric horror is creepy and slow, creating the sentiment of uneasiness, as if one was caught watching something they shouldn’t have been watching.

As the story goes, the Virgin spoke through the Spanish woman, Amparo Cuevas, bringing people from all four corners of the world, leaving behind their jobs, families and lives to become members of a cult-like, religious sect that practices the path of poverty, pain and purification of sins under strict coexistence rules. The members of the cult, Sophie (Coline Charvin), Emma (Padi Padilla), ​​Jérôme (Pablo Macho) and Ruth (Paula Mateu), were randomly selected as an act of human nature. Darkness begins to settle in when a mysterious character that embodies Jesus Christ himself appears in the house, causing an unbalancing of members, as an intense power struggle takes hold, allowing for only one to be the flock leader of the sect. ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ provides amplifying claustrophobia, mysteriousness, and extreme unease, as viewers experience the emotions of each member of the cult, allowing for an up-close and personal peephole into their painful exploration of their personal lives and struggles to cope with the stress and fear that controls them.

In addition, ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ has been selected exclusively by the Spanish government to promote top Spanish cinema at this year’s Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film.

‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ has been selected for the Buyers Showcase for the Frontières Platform at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film on May 13th at Palais K, Level 4, Palais Des Festivals at 16:00. ROCK SALT RELEASING’s booth will be located at Riviera D3, alongside TriCoast Worldwide. For a meeting at Cannes, please email and for press inquiries, please contact

Sonia Escolano’s atmospheric slow and elevated Spanish thriller, ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ (a.k.a ‘Casa de sudor y Lágrimas’), stars Eudald Font (‘The Hunter’s Prayer’, ‘Jean-Francois I el sentit de la vida’, ‘I Love Her’), Pablo Suárez (‘De Agua y Fuego’, ‘Cold Skin’, ‘Realive’), actress and producer, Haydée Lysander (‘Black Hollow Cage’, ‘Cinq minutes’) and Alzira Gómez (‘Macorina: Lestermorris?’, ‘Adeu, Barcelona’, ‘La Madre’). The film’s fantastic cast includes Paula Mateu, Padi Padilla, Pablo Macho and Coline Charvin. Watch the trailer for ‘HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS’ here:  

The second addition to the Frontières Platform at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film, the Frontières Proof Of Concept Presentation, will include 10 projects in advanced financing stages, presenting completed teaser trailers to prospective partners on May 12th, reported Dalton

HOUSE OF SWEAT AND TEARS (2018, 104 min.) Written and Directed by Sonia Escolano. Cinematographer: Pepe de la Rosa. Spain, Spanish, French. Sudo y lágrimas Films, ROCK SALT RELEASING, TriCoast Worldwide.

Producers: Sonia Escolano, Francisco Javier González – Sudo y lágrimas Films.

ROCK SALT RELEASING: Daisy Hamilton and Dean Fernando.

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