Prominent Chilean producer Giancarlo Nasi at Quijote Films has partnered with Mexico’s Varios Lobos, France’s Les Valseurs and Basque Country’s Irusoin to co-produce Diego Céspedes’ feature debut The Mysterious Gaze Of The Flamingo.
The project was presented at the Venice Film Festival’s Gap-Financing Market this year and at the 2021 Sundance Producers Summit.
Céspedes second short The Melting Creatures, produced by Quijote, world premiered at Cannes’ Critics Week and opened the San Sebastian (SSIFF) Zabaltegi strand. His first short El verano del león eléctrico won Cannes’ Cinéfondation First Prize.
The Mysterious Gaze Of The Flamingo tells the story of 12-year-old Lidia who lives in a desert mining town that is being affected by an unknown disease that people think is transmitted when a man falls in love with another man through a look.
The film is scheduled to begin shooting in the first half of 2023.
At San Sebastian, Quijote presented another feature project at the Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum, To Die On Your Feet, the sophomore effort of María Paz González.
Previous Quijote projects include César Augusto Acevedo’s debut Land And Shade, which took the Camera d’or at Cannes in 2015.
Irusoin is the Basque company behind Spanish Oscar entry The Endless Trench. Varios Lobos projects include Yulene Olaizola’s Tragic Jungle, which competed at the SSIFF Horizontes Latinos showcase. Les Valseurs productions include animated TV series Samuel, which was presented at last year’s Cartoon Forum.