London-based Lumina Filmshas picked up worldwide rights to Colombian horror movie Espectro (pictured) and will screen the film for buyers atAFM.
The film all takes placeinside an apartment inhabited by an agoraphobic woman called Vega (played byNoelle Shonwald). Sensing she is not alone, she sets up cameras to film herselfsleeping and discovers an unwelcome guest.
Espectro marks thedirectorial debut of Juan Felipe Orozco, who also wrote the screenplay withCarlos Esteban Orozco. Orozco said he made the film with guidance frompsychologists and that he "aims to impact the audience by submerging them in adeep experience and connecting them to a disturbing story by using intensecharacters and a horrifying outcome."
The film was produced byBogota-based Paloalto Films, with Orozco and Alejandro Arango serving asproducers. The title, which was originally Al Final Del Espectro, is loosely translated as Lost Soul.
"The marketing novelty of ahorror film from Colombia aside, Espectro delivers very knowingly on its genre," said Lumina chief SamanthaHorley, "borrowing more from recent Japanese than traditional western horror.Juan Felipe has made a creepy and claustrophobic movie."
Lumina comes to AFM with ahost of Latin American films including Alexis Dos Santos' Glue from Argentina, Tata Amaral's Antonia from Brazil, City Of God follow-up City Of Men from Brazil, Cochochi from Mexico, and Puerto Rican comedy drama Maldeamores (The Sickness Of Love).
All films fall under theproduction and acquisitions company Buena Onda headed by Donald K Ranvaud,which is Lumina's sister company in the International Film Collective group.