Seven Latin American and two Spanish films will be included in the second phase of the newly created Cinema In Progress (Cine En Construccion) joint initiative of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Sept 19-28) and the Latin American Screenings of Toulouse to find funding for stalled Latin American productions.
Jose Maria Riba, organiser of the program and former director of the Cannes' Critics' Week, says Cinema In Progress -- which invites potential financiers to screenings of the films, all of which are stuck in post-production due to a lack of funds -- capitalises on "France and Spain as motors within Europe" for co-productions with Latin American.
The first phase of the program, presented in Toulouse last March, was a rousing success, with financiers attached to four of the seven films screened. All four will compete in San Sebastian this month: Carlos Sorin's Minimal Stories (Historias Minimas) (pictured) in the official section, Aldo Garay's The Wait (La Espera) in New Directors, and Ana Katz's The Chair Game (El Juego De La Silla) and Sergio Belloti's Southeast (Sudeste) in the Made in Spanish section.
The remaining three, plus six others - including two Spanish films, a new addition to the program after the Latin American-only Toulouse screenings - will participate in the second round of industry screenings at San Sebastian. They include:
7 Days 7 Noches, by Joel Cano (Cuba)
Ataudes De Luz, by Nacho Cerda (Sp)
Capital Rancho, by Gabriel Bertini (Arg)
Cautiva, by Gaston Biraben (Arg)
Fuera De Juego, by Victor Arregui (Ec)
Grieta, by Santiago Loza (Arg)
It's For You, by Bruno Lazaro Pacheco (Sp)
La Primera Noche, by Luis Alberto Restrepo (Col)
Sumas Y Restas, by Victor Gaviria (Col)
Peruvian director Francisco Lombardi will close the screenings with footage from his film Ojos Que No Ven, (pictured)which is currently in production.