NoDream Cinema, headed up byMexico's Carlos Reygadas, and Jaime Romandia's Mantarraya Producciones are upping their collaboration to back fourupcoming projects, all budgeted around the $500,000 mark.
New projects by Reygadas and Amat Escalante (Los Bastardos) are joined by A Mexican Story, by Russia's Artur Aristakisian, and a directorial debut by Spain's Pedro Aquilera called La Influencia (The Influence), set to start shooting inMadrid shortly.
Two of the projects, by Escalante and Aristakisian,are currently being presented at
Reygadas' next project, which hesays is "very advanced", is a love story about a "great romantic love - likeTristan and Isolde." Escalante's follow-up to Sangre, Los Bastardos,is set in
A Mexican Story, budgeted at $500,000, is the result of ameeting in
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Although NoDreams' current slateof four films is a significant advance on the three it has made since thecompany was founded in 2000, Reygadas denies it's adeliberate strategy. "We have no aims," he says. "We are just following oureveryday will, to make international films by humans, about humans. The fundscan come from anywhere, the films can come fromanywhere."
Previously, NoDreams backed Reygadas two films and Escalante's debut Sangre, whichpremiered at