‘Mist,’ ‘Bad Influence’ Sweep Guadalajara’s 2016 Works in Progress

‘Mist,’ ‘Bad Influence’ Sweep Guadalajara’s 2016 Works in Progress
Guadalajara – Bookending the 10th two-day pix-in-post event, Mexican Max Zunino’s “Bruma” (“Mist”) and Chilean Claudia Huaiquimilla’s “Mala Junta” (“Bad Influence”) made good on predictions sweeping nearly all the multiple prizes at the Guadalajara Fest’s 10th Works in Progress.

Co-written and starring Sofia Espinosa, just cast to star opposite Diego Luna and Demian Bichir in Canana’s “The Black Minutes,” “Mist,” a Berlin-set bildungsroman, follows a young woman (Espinosa) from Mexico’s stifling upper middle-classes who, pregnant, escapes to Berlin and finds a kind of father figure and freedom in a Berlin club drag queen chanteuse and a final sense of her individual identity.

Co-starring Dieter Scholl and Cesar Ramos, “Mist” swept five prizes, including Estudios Churubusco post-production services to the tune of Pesos500,000 ($28,100) and sales agent Habanero Films’ $10,000 minimum guarantee against international sales. As on Zunino’s debut, “Open Cage,” which also won at Guadalajara, the Churubusco
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Depositarios One of Several Films to Open Up Sci-Fi London

Depositarios from director Rodrigo Ordonez will be appearing at Sci-Fi London this year. The festival begins April 28th with several pictures showing. In Depositarios human emotions like pain are transfered to other gatekeepers (Quiet). The film then follows two researchers who follow criminals associated with technological oriented crimes. The full synopsis for Ordonez's fifth film is available below (trailer inside).

The synopsis for Depositarios here:

"In the near future, medicine, computing and genetics have made it possible to end the human physical and psychological pain, filtering it through other human beings created expressly for this task, known as "gatekeepers". The plot follows the story of two researchers who belong to the Police Special Branch dedicated to pursue the emerging crimes related to the implementation of this new technology" (Quiet).

Release Date: April 28th (Limited Release).

Director/writer: Rodrigo Ordonez.

Cast: Alejandro Ambrosi, Cesar Ramos, and Jose Carlos Montes.

The trailer
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