The Donostia-SanSebastian International Film Festival (Sept 21-30) has unveiled the filmsselected to participate in its popular completion financing initiatives Filmsin Progress and Cinema In Motion.
Now in its 10thedition, the Films in Progress program aims to attach financiers to LatinAmerican and Spanish films currently in post-production. Cinema in Motion,launched last year in collaboration with festivals in
The six films for thisyear's Films in Progress were selected from 80 entries and includetwo from
Brazilian entries includethe new version of Gustavo Pereira da Silva Teixeira's A Casa DeAlice, a 40-something woman's tale set in working-class Sao Paulo; and Lina Chamie's A Via Lactea,about a sparring couple played by Marco Ricca andAlice Braga, also set in bustling Sao Paulo.
Films in Progress will takeplace Sept 26-27 and encompasses several prizes: a Technical Industries Award,which promises post-production and a subtitled 35mm copy; the $11,486 (Euros9,000) Casa de America post-production aide; the CICAE Award providingpromotion in
The Cinema in Motion line-upincludes three projects and three films in post-production. Presentations toindustry attendees will take place on Sep 25.
Films include Kalthourn Bornaz's L'Autre Moitie Du Ciel,a Tunisian film about two twins whose love for each other and their father areput to the test by societal gender rules; Jean-Pierre Lledo'sNe Reste Dans L'Oued QueSes Galets (France-Algeria),about a group investigating relations between Muslims, Jews and Christians inlate-colonial Algeria; and Said Ould-Khelifa's Vivantes (Algeria-France),the tale of cleaning women who are physically abused by a group of men andemotionally shut-out by their families.
Participating projectsinclude: Hicham Falah andMohamed Chrif Tribak's Entre Parentheses, a Moroccan tale of 1980sstudent unrest; Mourad Boucif'sLes Larmes D'Argent (Morocco-Belgium) about a young Moroccanforced to enlist in the French army in 1940 and go fight in Europe; and Lyes Salem's Mascarades (France-Algeria),about a family's desperate attempts to marry off their daughter who has asleeping illness.
A long list of prizesincludes $19,143 (Euros 15,000) for post-production from the