A preview of some of the intriguing Colombian titles coming to market over the next year.
Birds Of Passage
Cristina Gallego, a Screen International Future Leader 2015, reunites with Guerra, her director on Embrace Of The Serpent, this year’s winner of the Art Cinema Award at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Gallego’s Ciudad Lunar and Colombia’s Blond Indian Films struck a co-production deal with Pimienta Films of Mexico, and claim to have the bulk of financing in place ahead of a first-quarter 2016 shoot in La Guajira desert in the northern reaches of Colombia. Birds Of Passage(Pajaros De Verano) is set in the 1970s and tells the story of a mighty rainstorm that wreaks havoc in an arid region.
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dir. Carlos Moreno
One of the most notable projects from June’s Paris Coproduction Village, the 64-A Films thriller will see producer Diego Ramirez reunite with All Your Dead Ones director Moreno on the story of two men in the countryside who encounter a pack of wolves.
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Nosotros Los Nobles
dir. Felipe Martinez Amador
Dynamo and Argentina’s Patagonik are co-producing the remake of the smash Mexican comedy. Martinez Amador will direct the story of three spoiled children who must work for the first time in their lives when their ailing father cuts them off. The film-maker is best known for Bluff and TV shows Tiempo Finaland Cumbia Ninja for Fox International.
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dir. Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Antorcha Films director-producer Hinestroza is in post-production on the horror thriller about a man who returns to his village, a cursed place where witchcraft lingers.
Contact: Antorcha Films firstname.lastname@example.org
To The Amazon
dir. Nicolas Van Hemelryck, Claire Weiskopf
A grant recipient from the TFI Latin American Fund, Van Hemelryck and Weiskopf direct and produce the story of Weiskopf’s mother, an English woman who, after the death of her eldest daughter, abandoned everything to go and live in the Amazon. In post.
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With The Lips Closed
dir. Carlos Osuna
Osuna directs and Juan Mauricio Ruiz of Malta Cine produces this dark comedy about a ventriloquist who creates a puppet of his mother and puts on a hit show. The project won the BAM Screenings Cinecolour Fiction Prize worth $10,000 in production services in July. In post.
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