Donald Ranvaud's Buena Ondahas unveiled Maldeamores (Maladies Of Love), the first film from thefund set up by its parent company IFC and the Puerto Rico Film IndustryDevelopment Corporation.
The film, which iscurrently in production, stars Luis Guzman among other Puerto Rican actors in aseries of darkly humorous stories about the quest for love and the madness,obsession and fear of being alone it entails. Director is Carlos Ruiz, whileOscar winner Benicio Del Toro is acting as one of the executive producers.
The busy Buena Onda hasalso boarded a slate of projects from Cinergia, the fund for audiovisualdevelopment in central America and Cuba. The two year-old Cinergia was foundedto unite and empower the central American and Cuban film industries throughdialogue, training and direct access to funding and development services.