‘The Bus of Life’ Gets Life-Affirming Trailer Ahead of Spanish Theatrical Release (EXCLUSIVE)

FilmSharks has released the international trailer for “The Bus of Life,” the latest feature from Barcelona-based Arcadia Motion Pictures, producers of Pablo Berger’s Oscar-nominated movie “Robot Dreams” and Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Cesar and Goya-winner “The Beasts.”

“The Bus of Life,” which will be released in Spain by A Contracorriente Films on July 3, is directed by Ibón Cormenzana, a producer of both of those films.

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In the film, Andrés, a music teacher diagnosed with cancer, heads into the city to seek treatment for the illness. He makes the commute in a dilapidated school bus accompanied by other cancer patients. The bus is inspired by the real-life experiences of a Basque relative of Cormenzana’s.

Despite the consequences of their journey, the passengers strike quick friendships and turn the voyage into a celebratory one, where many learn a more joyous understanding of life. Andrés also learns to face his fears, such as stage fright, which has frustrated a would-be career as a musician.

Dani Rovira stars as Andrés. Rovira previously toplined 2014’s “Spanish Affair,” the highest-grossing Spanish film ever in Spain. He’s joined in “The Bus of Life” by Susana Abaitua, star of Netflix hit “Crazy About Her” and Spanish Prime Video banner series “Los Farad.” “The Bus of Life” also features Elena Irureta (“Patria”).

“There’s a kind of quality, life-affirming cinematic tear-jerker which can translate to global markets and touch buyers’ sweet spot when it comes to remake deals in key territories such as the U.S., France, Italy, Korea, Japan and Mexico, among others,” FilmSharks’ Guido Rud told Variety.

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