Francis Coppola‘s Tetro wrapped today after 63 days of principal photography in Buenos Aires and Patagonia. Additional shooting of an original ballet will be required in Madrid, Spain. Post-production will be based in Buenos Aires, Valencia, Spain and Italy, anticipating a spring 2009 release. I don’t mean to sound reactionary, but Coppola’s Youth Without Youth was so bad I’m filled with dread about this one. I’m especially worried about that Madrid shoot. Name a truly riveting film that has a ballet sequence in it. No — not Torn Curtain.

Tetro director Francis Coppla