The buzz Argentinian titles out to tempt buyers are rounded up by Screen.

'Brief Story From The Green Planet'

Source: Eduardo Crespo

‘Brief Story From The Green Planet’


Dir. Mariano Cohn
Thriller 4x4 was the talk of Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires last December and has already landed distribution deals in France (UGC), South Korea (Cree Pictures) and Argentina, where Buena Vista International will release. Cohn, Gaston Duprat’s co-director on The Distinguished Citizen, makes his solo feature directorial debut on the story about a car thief trapped inside a luxury SUV. Peter Lanzani, Dady Brieva and Luis Brandoni star.
Contact: Juan Torres, Latido Films

After Hitler’s Steps

Dir. TBD
Keen to move deeper into production and development and board projects at an earlier stage, FilmSharks chief Guido Rud is developing After Hitler’s Steps with Amsterdam-based European Film Company (the firm behind Kidnapping Freddy Heineken) as well as Pampa and Paris Filmes, part of the IDC-Lionsgate Group. The project is based on Hitler’s Exile, a book by Third Reich specialist Abel Basti, who produced evidence purporting to show that the Führer survived the Second World War and fled to Argentina and Paraguay, where he lived for decades. Pablo Bossi (Nine Queens, Black Snow) is producing.
Contact: FilmSharks

Brief Story From The Green Planet

Dir. Santiago Loza
Loza played in Panorama last year with Malambo, The Good Man and returns with this sci-fi film about an existential journey undertaken by Tania, a trans girl, who travels through small-town Argentina with two close friends to find the cute purple alien that cared for her grandmother in her final years. Recipient of a Hubert Bals Fund development grant, the film is an Argentina-Germany-Brazil-Spain co-production.
Contact: The Open Reel

Common Blood

Dir. Miguel Cohan
From the director of 2010’s No Return comes a thriller about the unravelling of a seemingly perfect family. Oscar Martinez (The Distinguished Citizen), Dolores Fonzi (The Summit) and Chilean grande dame Paulina Garcia (Gloria) star in the twisty story about a close-knit clan whose ties are put to the test when Carla’s mother dies. Carla’s husband Santiago suspects his father-in-law, Elias, and as things intensify and Elias becomes the main suspect, suspicions grow and accusations emerge that threaten familial stability. Cimarron, Patagonik, Wildhorse Studios and Rizoma are producing. Buena Vista International will distribute in Argentina on February 28
Contact: Vicente Canales, Film Factory

family members 2

Source: Volpe Films

‘Family Members’

Family Members

Dir. Mateo Bendesky
Young Argentinian director Bendesky’s second feature is about a body-obsessed teenager and his mystical older sister who become stranded when they travel to a coastal town to honour their dead mother’s last wishes. Volpe Films’ Agustina Costa Varsi and Varsovia’s Diego Dubcovsky produced the drama, and Sergio Boris, Edgardo Castro, Laila Maltz and Ofelia Fernandez star.
Contact: Patra Spanau


Dir. Carlos Sorin
Another title on a strong Latido slate sees Sorin (Bombon: El Perro, Intimate Stories) return with this Rotterdam selection about a childless couple who move to a remote Patagonian village where the arrival of a nine-year-old adopted son turns their lives upside-down and forces them to examine their choices. The film is screening here in Berlin.
Contact: Juan Torres, Latido Films

The Weasels’ Tale

Dir. Juan Jose Campanella
After several years on US TV shows such as House, Halt And Catch Fire and Colony, Juan Jose Campanella, Oscar-winning director of 2009’s The Secret In Their Eyes, is back with his first feature since the animation Underdogs in 2013. Based on the 1976 Argentinian film Yesterday’s Guys Used No Arsenic (Los Muchachos De Antes No Usaban Arsenico), The Weasels’ Tale echoes the British Ealing comedies of the 1950s. The story tells of a quartet of film legends who resist efforts to kick them out of their estate. Graciela Borges and Oscar Martinez star in the film from Campanella’s 100 Bares, Viacom International Media Networks-owned Telefe, Jempsa and Spain’s Tornasol Films.
Contact: Juan Torres, Latido Films