The Films in Progresscompletion financing initiative of the Latin American Film Festival of Toulouseand the Donostia-San Sebastian International FilmFestival has announced the six titles participating in the upcoming 9thedition March 23-24 in Toulouse.
The films, chosen from 67entries from across
This year's Toulouse titlesare: Enrique Fernandez and Cesar Charlone's El Bano Del Papa,about the villagers of a Uruguayan border town scheming to profit off anexpected visit by the pope (second full-length provisional cut; first screenedin San Sebastian) andGustavo Pereira daSilva's Sao Paulo-set A Casa De Alice,about a working-class woman in her forties dealing with life's hardships.
FromEcuador, Anahi Hoeneisenand Daniel Andrade's Esas No Son Penas,tells the tale of five school friends who reunite years later (new version;screened in San Sebastian); Mexican Ruben Imaz's Familia Tortuga aboutone man's dedication to his family; Argentine Marcelo Pavan'sLa Punta Del Diablo, about anArgentine neurosurgeon who moves to a remote Uruguayan seaside town afterreceiving a piece of shocking news; and Oscar Cardenas' Rabia, a story of a young Chileanwoman's at times surreal job search.
A new prize has beencreated by the CICAE (Confederation Internationaledes Cinemas d'Art et Essai),together with Kodak, MacGuff Ligne,Mediavision, Titra Film andTelerama magazine to provide the winning film withmaterial support including a subtitled 35mm copy and marketing support from arthouse cinemas in France.
Films in Progress hashelped launch the careers of a number of renowned films, including 2005 Cannesscreeners Blood (Sangre)by Amat Escalante and Cinema, Aspirin And Vultures (Cinema, Aspirina E Urubus) by Marcelo Gomes, and other well-receivedtitles like Carlos Sorin's Minimal Stories (Historias Minimas) and Tristan Bauer's Blessed By Fire (Iluminados Por El Fuego).