Radford’s new SCW film in jeopardy

June 29, 2010

La mula, a new internationally-produced Spanish-language comedy set during the Spanish Civil War–co-written and directed by Michael Radford (Il Postino)–may never see the light of day, Variety reports:

Three of Europe’s highest-ranking film executives — U.K.’s John Woodward, Spain’s Ignasi Guardans and Ireland’s Simon Perry — are battling to save “La Mula” (The Mule) (…) The first foray by Radford (“Il Postino,” “Flawless,” “The Merchant of Venice”) into Spanish-language filmmaking, Spanish Civil War comedy “Mule” made headlines when Radford suspended its shoot Oct. 30, six weeks into a seven-week shoot (…)

“Set in the last three months of the war,” Variety had reported earlier,  “Mula turns on a muleteer on the Andalusian front, dragooned into the Francoist Falange, who discovers a mule on the battlefield and hides it among his company’s other mules, angling to take it back to his village when the conflict ends.”  More here.