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San Sebastian, Spain — Germany’s Pandora is co-producing “Two Gun Shots,” the feature comeback from Martin Rejtman, one of the founders of the so-called New Argentine Cinema, whose 1992 debut, “Rapado,” had a large impact on directors such as Pablo Trapero, Lucrecia Martel, and Adrian Caetano.
Pandora’s Christoph Friedel, who was in San Sebastian on the lookout for new projects, confirmed to Variety his participation as co-producer on the film.
Violeta Bava, who is lead-producing the pic for Argentina’s Ruda Cine, told Variety that the other co-producers are Jan van der Zanden for the Netherlands’ Waterland Film and Bruno Bettati for Chile’s Jirafa. Ilse Hughan of the Netherlands’ Fortuna Films is associate producer.
An ensemble dramedy with a veiled sense of humor which is a Rejtman hallmark, his movie begins with the titular gun shots as a 16-year-old boy, without any apparent reason, shoots himself twice, but survives. »
- Leo Barraclough
San Sebastian –- Sebastian Cordero’s “Such Is Life in the Tropics,” Fernando Guzzoni’s “Nobody Boy” and Adrian Saba’s “Donde suenan los salvajes” are among 16 projects selected for the San Sebastian Festival’s 2nd Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, one of its main industry events, which kicks off Monday.
San Sebastian’s Forum is supported by the Cannes Market’s and Argentina’s Incaa Film Institute with select project producers being invited to Ventana Sur and next May’s Cannes Producers Network.
Rolling off Magnolia’s U.S. bow on Aug. 2 of sci-fi thriller “Europa Report,” Cordero’s first full English-language movie, “Tropics” marks his return to Spanish-language filmmaking. Structured as a classical tragedy and set in his native Ecuador, it tells the tale of a Guayaquil bigwig, who fortuitously kills a boy on an illegal deer hunt.
First fruit of Ecuador’s Carnaval Cine, whose partners are Cordero, »
- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos
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