Cinema Libre Studio, in association with Rhino Films, announced today the DVD, Blu-rayâ„¢, and On Demand release of â€œDays of Graceâ€ / Dias De Gracia. Written and directed by Everardo Gout, based on his original screenplay, Goutâ€™s directorial debut features Tenoch Huerta (Get the Gringo, Sleep Dealer and GÃ¼eros), Kristyan Ferrer (Sin Nombre, El Narco), Dolores Heredia (Get the Gringo, Vantage Point, and Capadocia), Carlos Bardem (Cell 211, The Zone) and Eileen YaÃ±ez (Get The Gringo, The Zone). Produced by Leopoldo Gout, Everardo Valerio Gout, Luis Sansans, Ozcar Ramirez, the film is executive produced by Adriana Bello.
â€œDays of Graceâ€ / Dias De Gracia was an Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, earning a fifteen minute standing ovation, then went on to win 8 Mexican Academy of Film Ariel Awards Â® in 2012 as well as Best Film and Best Director prizes at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Huertaâ€™s performance as an idealistic cop turned vengeful earned him the Ariel for Best Male Actor. Yanez won top honors from the Mexican Film Academy as Best supporting actress.
Gout, who spent a decade making commercials, video and other short form content crafted a gripping tale of three kidnappings, which occur during consecutive World Cup tournaments in 2002, 2006, and 2010, three distinct and carefully conceived timelines. This ambitious and dynamic first feature that tackles police and government corruption in Mexico City and the violent, harrowing ripple effects this has on seemingly unconnected individuals. Gout created the singular looks (using three different aspect ratios) for each subplot with cinematographer Luis David Sansans, who developed his craft in the camera department on films such as: Y Tu MamÃ¡ TambiÃ©n, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Romeo + Juliet, and Resident Evil: Extinction.
The soundtrack also denotes the different time frames by assigning three scores to each period. They are composed by Academy AwardÂ® winning composer Atticus Ross (The Social Network), as well as Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, and Shigeru Umebayashe, with a remix of George Gershwinâ€™s iconic songs, “Summertime ” written by Robert Naja & Tim Goldsworthy, members of Massive Attack, performed by Scarlett Johansson.
ABOUT CINEMA LIBRE:Â Cinema Libre Studio is a full-service mini-studio known for producing and distributing high concept feature films and social impact documentaries. Headquartered in the Los Angeles area, the team has released over 200 films including the Sundance Audience AwardÂ®-Winning FUEL, THE END OF POVERTY?, Rachid Boucharebâ€™s LONDON RIVER and Oliver Stoneâ€™s SOUTH OF THE BORDER. The company is releasing CANâ€™T STAND LOSING YOU, a documentary based on a memoir by Andy Summers, the guitarist of the 80s band The Police and DAYS OF GRACE (DIAS DE GRACIA), an eight-time Ariel Award Â®-winning film by Mexican director Everardo Gout. The studio is currently producing CONFESSION OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN as a major motion picture which is based on the New York Times bestselling memoir by John Perkins as well as an independent feature, ANGOLA 1, 2 AND 3, about three African American men who were held in solitary confinement for decades in Louisianaâ€™s State Prison for a crime they did not commit.