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Since founding production company Tiempo Liquido in 2007 with Oscar Herrera, director Patricia Velásquez has worked on commercials, music videos, short films and features in her native Costa Rica. Velásquez’s short films “Cualquiera” (2008) and “Matias” (2010) gained her attention on the Latin American festival circuit. “Two Waters” (“Dos Aguas”), Velasquez’s first major feature film, is the story of a young man who dreams of attending a special school for soccer that his family cannot afford, and his brother, who goes to drastic lengths to procure those funds. The film showcases the natural beauty of the Caribbean and the perseverance of its people.
What inspired you to tell this story?
The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is a region I got to know well and carry in my heart. Once I graduated from the university I moved there. I wanted to escape the city and its mundane life. There, I discovered a paradise, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Madrid – One of Europe’s most prestigious arthouse companies, Paris-based production-distribution-sales house Pyramide whose sales slate includes the Oscar-nominated “Leviathan,” has taken world sales rights to Chema Rodriguez’s feature film project “Seven Hours,” a portrait of the devastating psychological ravages of Guatemala’s Civil War.
Co-penned by Rodriguez (“Nightfall in India,” “The Railroad All Stars”) and Mexico’s Francisco Vargas (“The Violin”), “Seven Hours” is now scheduled to shoot late October, said “Seven Hours” producer Jose Nolla.
“I am delighted to sign one more Latin American film which is a cinematography we care a lot about here at Pyramide. ‘Seven Hours’ is a beautiful script, poetic and political; we were deeply moved by the story and the way this very contemporary subject is handled. We believe it is going to be a strong film in the vein of ‘La jaula de oro’ and ‘Ixcanul,’” said Pyramide head Eric Lagesse. »
- John Hopewell
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