Balada Triste de Trompeta (The Last Circus) finished in Mistika at Molinare, reaps awards at the Venice Film Festival

“Mistika was placed at the heart of our production process.” Ferran Piquer, Digital Cinema Manager, Molinare, Madrid.

Madrid, Spain, 22 September 2010:  SGO is proud to reveal that one of their key Madrid-based customers Molinare has recently post produced an award-winning film using Mistika.  The film titled Balada Triste de Trompeta, which translates as The Last Circus in English, has been awarded the Silver Lion and Osella Awards for best direction and screenplay by highly acclaimed film director in Spain, Alex de la Iglesia at the 67th Venice Film Festival this year.

Tornasol Film Productions produced the film and all post production was completed at Molinare with Ferran Piquer as supervisor. All the colour grading and DI work was achieved by Jorge Hernandez and Juan Ignacio Cabrera and other VFX artists namely Oscar Perea and conforming editor Marta Lucendo, using SGO’s Mistika post production system.

“With more than 600-hundred effects shots and material that was captured in five different formats, together with different archive image sequences, Mistika was placed at the heart of our production process. Mistika’s powerful performance allowed us to tune VFX integration into the film, saving a lot of precious time in modifications, transfers and re-conforming.” Explained Ferran Piquer, Digital Cinema Manager, Molinare, Madrid.

One of the Mistika VFX Artists at Molinare, Juan Ignacio Cabrera added:” The speed and flexibility that Mistika delivered, was crucial to be able to deliver on time, due to the extremely tight deadline. Mistika’s colour grading is so robust, and the system handled 24-hours of work for three solid weeks without a problem!”  Juan also presented the Mistika system at a live presentation at IBC this month at the SGO stand, attracting crowds eager to witness the powerfully impressive Mistika post system in action at the Amsterdam-based technology trade show.

The film is about two clowns,  Sergio (Antonio de la Torre) and Javier (Carlos Areces) that fall in love with the same woman, Natalia (Carolina Bang), a trapeze artist. The story is depicted over two time periods, the Spanish Civil War and the 70’s.

Please visit, and the blog from Director, Alex de la Iglesia blog: for further insight about the film which is due to be released at cinemas in Spain on 17th December 2010.

Related Posts