In the run-up to Cannes Paris-based Pyramide International has boarded sales on Cannes Critics’ Week selection The Pack (La Jauria) from Colombian director Andrés Ramírez Pulido.
The Colombia-France co-production marks Pulido’s feature directorial debut after a distinguished track record in short films that saw Damiana premiere in Competition in Cannes in 2017 a year after El Edén played in the Berlinale.
The film centres on Eliú, a country boy incarcerated́ in an experimental juvenile correction centre in the heart of the Colombian jungle after he committed a crime with his friend El Mono.
Ordered to perform manual labour and undergo intensive group therapy, Eliú discovers that El Mono has been transferred to the same centre, bringing with him a past that Eliú is trying to escape.
Pulido’s Valiente Gracia co-produced with France’s Alta Rocca Films run by Jean-Etienne Brat and Lou Chicoteau. Pulido, Brat and Chicoteau served as individual producers.
The in-person 75th edition of Cannes is set to run from May 17-28.