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Mexican thesp Demian Bichir, Oscar-nommed for his lauded perf in 2011 drama “A Better Life,” is staging the world premiere of his directorial debut “Un Cuento de Circo & A Love Song” (aka “Refugio”) at Mexico’s prominent film showcase, the Morelia Int’l Film Fest.
Produced by Ag Studios’ Itaca Films, “Un Cuento de Circo…” turns on a young man called Refugio who was born in a circus and journeys from Mexico to New Orleans in search for his lost love. Its cast is led by Bichir, his co-star in FX’s “The Bridge” Diane Kruger, and Jason Patric and Eva Longoria.
Meanwhile, Sebastian Cordero, Ecuador’s most renowned helmer (“Europa”), has chosen Morelia for the Mexican debut of his latest pic, “Sin Muertos No Hay Carnaval,” a co-production between his shingle, Carnaval Cine, with producing partner Arturo Yepes, Mexico’s Salamandra Prods. and Germany’s Atkis Film Prod. Bowing in Ecuador on Sept. »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Director: Amat Escalante
Writer: Amat Escalante and Gibran Portela
Amat Escalante, protégé of Carlos Reygadas, snagged the Best Director award at Cannes 2013 for his unpleasant but striking third feature, Heli (previously, he’d won the Fipresci prize for his debut Sangre in 2005, while his 2008 sophomore film Los Bastardos playing in Un Certain Regard). He’s back with a very ambitious project, The Untamed, described as a “social/sci-fi movie about machismo, homophobia, and the repression of women,” catalyzed by the crash of a meteorite into a mountain. Based on his heavy-hitting past works, we can only image what’s in store for us with this mixture of ‘horror’ and ‘realism.’
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Tbd (domestic) Tbd (international).
Release Date: The film’s producers have stated the project will be ready for May, »
- Nicholas Bell
2 items from 2016
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