EXCLUSIVE: Chile-France-Netherlands co-production is directed by Fernando Guzzoni [pictured].
Chilean producer Giancarlo Nasi of Rampante Films is talking up two projects promoted by CinemaChile at the Co-Production Market.
No-one’s Boy (Niño Nadie) is Fernando Guzzoni’s follow-up to Dog Flesh (Carne De Perro), winner of the 2012 San Sebastián Film Festival¹s Best Film New Directors award, among others.
No-one’s Boy is a Chile-France-Netherlands co-production that was named Best Framework Project at TorinoFilmLab 2013 and 2012 Best Australab Project at Valdivia.
Production is scheduled to kick off in September in Santiago and southern Chile on the father-son drama about a man who hides his 18-year-old after the youngster is involved in the killing of another boy.
The perspective switches mid-way to reflect the father¹s viewpoint as he wrestles with his conscience.
“It’s a broken relationship told from two points of view,” said Guzzoni. “The older man was born in the 1950s and lived through the dictatorship [Pinochet], while his son was born under a democracy. It’s a clash of the generations.”
“It’s about betrayal, love and two generations and is inspired in part by the Biblical story of Abraham and Isaac as well as a well-known [murder] case in Chile.”
Nasi’s other project is In The Shade Of The Trees (A La Sombra De Los Árboles), director Matías Rojas’ second film after Raíz.