Veteran Argentinianfilmmaker Sergio Renan is finishing Three of Hearts (Tresde Corazones), his first feature in five years.
The 73-year-old, award-winningdirector and actor is in the last week of shooting of the $840,000 productionstarring local stars Monica Ayos, Fabian Vena and Luis Luque.
Based on renowned writerJuan Jose Saer's short story ElTaximetrista, the film is co-financed by San Luis Cine (70 percent) andDaniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky's BD Cine (30 percent).
The story is about a lovetriangle between a taxi driver, his boss and a woman. Renan defines CarlosGamerro's script as 'a drama about love, youth, loneliness, anddespair'.
Former director of famousopera house Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, Renan was the first Argentiniandirector to receive an Oscar nomination with his 1974's opera prima The Truce. Thanks for the Fire (1984), based on Marios Benedetti's novel, andJulio Cortazar's The Dream of Heroes (1997)are also among his most renowned works as a filmmaker. He acted in more than 30films.
Three of Hearts is scheduled to be released next March in Argentina.
BD Cine is also handlingRenan's next project The Noises (LosRuidos). Dubcovsky told ScreenDaily.com that his company will shoot AnahiBerneri's second film Embodiment(Encarnacion) in February and Burman's awaited new movie The Empty Nest (El Nido Vacio) nextAugust.