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‘You Shall Not Sleep’ Trailer Awakens to Strong ‘Conjuring’ Vibe

Gustavo Hernández is back with his next horror film You Shall Not Sleep (No Dormirás), which Fox International is releasing in 2018. One of the most underrated of the found-footage craze was Hernández‘s festival hit La Casa Muda, which was eventually remade here in the States under the title The Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen. In his You Shall Not Sleep, “In an […]
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‘You Shall Not Sleep’ Teaser Trailer Brings the Nightmares

One of the most underrated of the found-footage craze was Gustavo Hernández‘s festival hit La Casa Muda, which was eventually remade here in the States under the title The Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen. Hernández is finally back with his next horror film You Shall Not Sleep (No Dormirás), which Fox International is releasing in 2018. “In an […]
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Another Poster for ‘Silent House’ Director’s ‘You Shall Not Sleep’

One of the most underrated of the found-footage craze was Gustavo Hernández‘s festival hit La Casa Muda, which was eventually remade here in the States under the title The Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen. Hernández is finally back with his next horror film You Shall Not Sleep (No Dormirás), which Fox International is releasing in 2018. “In an […]
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New Poster for ‘Silent House’ Director’s ‘You Shall Not Sleep’

One of the most underrated of the found-footage craze was Gustavo Hernández‘s festival hit La Casa Muda, which was eventually remade here in the States under the title The Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen. Hernández is finally back with his next horror film You Shall Not Sleep (No Dormirás), which Fox International is releasing in 2018. “In an […]
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‘Silent House’ Director Returns With ‘You Shall Not Sleep’! [Trailer]

One of the most underrated of the found-footage craze was Gustavo Hernández‘s festival hit La Casa Muda, which was eventually remade here in the States under the title The Silent House starring Elizabeth Olsen. Hernández is finally back with his next horror film You Shall Not Sleep (No Dormirás), which Fox International is releasing in 2018. “In an […]
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Fox International Productions Boards Gustavo Hernandez’s ‘You Shall Not Sleep’ (Exclusive)

Fox International Productions Boards Gustavo Hernandez’s ‘You Shall Not Sleep’ (Exclusive)
Fox International Productions (Fip) is partnering with Pablo E. Bossi (“Nine Queens”) to produce “You Shall Not Sleep,” (“No Dormirás”) the latest film from “Casa Muda’s” Gustavo Hernandez, which 20th Century Fox will distribute in the U.S., Latin America and German-speaking territories.

The Fox distribution deal was struck by FilmSharks Intl. which has acquired international territory sales rights to “You Shall Not Sleep” and will introduce it to buyers at the Toronto Festival. Variety has had first access to an international trailer and initial teaser artwork.

One of the most awaited of Latin American horror movies since Hernandez and his producing partner Ignacio Garcia Cucucovich first announced it to Variety at 2015’s Ventana Sur, “You Shall Not Sleep” is produced by Bossi, whose credits include Ricardo Darin’s “Chinese Takeaway” and “Black Snow,” Maria Luisa Gutierrez, producer of Santiago Segura’s “Torrente” saga, Argentina’s Juan Pablo Buscarini (“Gamemaker 3D) and Cucucovich (“Casa Muda”), Hernandez
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Locarno: ‘Good Manners’ Creators on Latino Genre, Walt Disney, Fairy Tales

Locarno: ‘Good Manners’ Creators on Latino Genre, Walt Disney, Fairy Tales
Locarno, Switzerland — Grounded in an only-half fantasy Sao Paulo of Pharaonic high-rises tower rearing into the sky, gigantic malls and aseptic homes, but awash with the palette of fantasy, Locarno International Competition player “Good Manners” is a step-up in production values and ambition for Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, co-directors of Cannes Un Certain Regard contender “Hard Labor.” It turns on Clara, a penniless and lonely nurse hired as a nanny for Ana, a wealthy, pregnant young woman. But something is clearly wrong with the unborn child, especially on nights of full moon. A film that builds into a tragically truncated coming of age story, a dark werewolf fairy tale, laced by reflections on class and race in modern-day Brazil, “Good Manners” is above all perhaps a tribute to the enduring near supernatural power of maternal love. Rojas and Dutra’s second joint-feature, “Good Manners” is produced by Brazil’s Dezenove Som e Imagens, and
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Cannes: Cristina Zumarraga, Pablo Bossi Launch Tandem Films (Exclusive)

Cannes: Cristina Zumarraga, Pablo Bossi Launch Tandem Films (Exclusive)
Paris — Argentina’s Pablo Bossi (“Nine Queens”), a leading producer of the new Argentine Cinema, and Spain’s Cristina Zumarraga, who has overseen production of some of its biggest (“Alatriste”) and most challenging (“Even the Rain”) productions, are teaming on a new production house, Tandem Films.

Based out of Madrid, it looks set, at least in a first-phase, to work a Latin America-Spain-Europe access, producing high-end film and TV from a broad range of more accessible but still artistically-ambitious Spanish-language auteurs.

Tandem Films’ first-slate projects include “Insomnes,” from Gustavo Hernandez (“The Silent House), starring Belen Rueda (“The Orphanage”), and “La Elvira,” a sweeping period adventure from Norberto Lopez Amado (“Sara’s Notebook”).

Further directors with projects in development include Iciar Bollain (“The Olive Tree,” “Even the Rain”), Juan Pablo Buscarini (“Perez”) and Mariela Seresesky (“The Open Door”).

Spain’s new subsidy regulations “means that it’s important to have a certain financial muscle,
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Ventana Sur: Gustavo Hernandez Sets ‘Persomnia’ as Next Film (Exclusive)

Ventana Sur: Gustavo Hernandez Sets ‘Persomnia’ as Next Film (Exclusive)
Buenos Aires – Gustavo Hernandez, who broke out to international recognition and sales with his debut, the Elle Driver-sold 2011 Cannes hit ‘La casa muda,’ is lining up psychological paranormal thriller ‘Persomnia’ as his third directorial outing.

Set up at Montevideo’s Mother Superior Films, where Hernandez partners with Ignacio Cucucovich, who will produce, “Persomnia” could also mark Hernandez’s English-language debut, Hernandez said Tuesday at Ventana Sur.

Shot as one continuous take and the subject of a U.S. remake starring Elizabeth Olsen and directed by “Open Water’s” Chris Kentis and Lara Lau, “La casa muda” was shot in an isolated countryside house. “Local God,” Hernandez’s second film, seen at September’s Austin Fantastic Festival, unspools in a cave where a demonic force unleashes a rockband members’ worst nightmares.

Written by Juma Fodde Roma (“Splendorous Garden of the Heart”), “Persomnia” continues Hernandez’s hallmark claustrophobia: A young actress joins a radical theater troupe,
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Ventana Sur: LatAm genre directors on piracy, Hollywood and Netflix

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Ventana Sur: LatAm genre directors on piracy, Hollywood and Netflix
An innovative way of tackling piracy in Peru was among the topics up for discussion at a panel hosted by Ventana Sur genre sidebar Blood Window on Wednesday.

Peruvian director Dorian Fernández-Moris told the audience in a session moderated by Screen International Us editor Jeremy Kay how the counterfeiters wasted no time going after his first film Cementario General.

“My movie opened and next day they were selling my movie at the traffic lights for $2,” said Fernández-Moris. “I wanted to kick them but I understand this is part of a huge machine.”

What happened next was even more eye-opening. The filmmaker explained how the people who distributed pirate copies formed Fencopac, an association that acquired home distribution rights to Peruvian films.

Fencopac sells legal DVDs and Blu-ray discs at around $4 and returns $1 from each sale to the producers.

“We don’t have piracy any more. I received $35,000 for Cemetary 2 and a similar amount for another film. Now
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Efm: Elle Driver takes Gaza-set comedy Dégradé

Other new projects include prison drama Jailbirds (Taularde) starring Sophie Marceau.

Paris-based sales company Elle Driver has taken on world sales of Palestinian filmmakers Tarzan and Arab’s black comedy Dégradé capturing life on the Gaza Strip.

The film joins a strong Efm slate, which also includes Golden Bear contenders Nobody Wants the Night and Diary of a Chambermaid as well as Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall.

Twin brothers Tarzan and Arab’s short film Condom Lead, revolving around the complications of making love in a conflict zone, premiered at Cannes in 2013.

Their debut feature is set against the backdrop of the real-life liberation of a stolen lioness from the compound of the Hassanein family, one of Gaza’s most powerful clans.

“We’ll be showing first images of the film which is based on true events in Gaza in 2007,” said Elle Driver co-chief Adeline Fontan Tessaur, ahead of the European Film Market (Feb 5-13).

The film focuses
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Gustavo Hernandez Preps ‘Albatros’ (Exclusive)

Gustavo Hernandez Preps ‘Albatros’ (Exclusive)
Buenos Aires – Bursting onto Latin America’s genre scene with the Elle Driver-sold “La casa muda,” a big hit at Cannes in 2011, Uruguay’s Gustavo Hernandez has set his next feature, sci-fi survival thriller “Albatros.”

News of “Albatros” comes as Hernandez attends Ventana Sur to promote Juma Fodde Roma’s witchhunt tale “Ice for the Eagles,” part of its Beyond the Window fantastic film project showcase.

Set up at Montevideo’s Mother Superior, where Hernandez partners with Ignacio Cucucovich, “Albatros” is written by Fodde Roma. Cucucovich produces. Story centers on Iris, a young paraplegic who struggles to survive in a near-future world ravaged by a pandemic of irrational violence. On her journey, she zealously looks for her little niece, while constantly avoiding the savages that roam this decaying earth, lurking on the roads that lead to the top of the mountain, which holds the only hope of salvation.

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Ventana Sur’s Blood Window Focuses Ramp-up of Latin American Genre (Exclusive)

Mar Del Plata – A cohort of Latin America’s young high priests of horror – Uruguay’s Gustavo Hernandez, Argentina’s Adrian and Ramiro Garcia Bogliano and Daniel de la Vega, Mexico/L.A.’s Lemon Films, Colombia’s Rhayuela, Cuba’s 5th Avenue – will congregate for Ventana Sur’s Blood Window, which ranks, besides Austin’s Fantastic Market as one of Latin America’s two big Latin America genre jamborees.

Notably, Latin America’s modern genre build is an almost entirely 21st century phenomenon. None of the 21 directors featured at Blood Window in either its six-title Work in Progress or much larger Beyond the Window helmed a feature before 2000.

“There’s always been a sensation, not only in Argentina but also over Latin America, that genre couldn’t really belong to us: It was the almost exclusive preserve of Americans,” said Incaa’s Javier Fernandez, Blood Window organizer.

“Just a few years back,
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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today

40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike FiggisTimecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look?
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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part One

What do film directors Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Agnès Varda, Robert Wise, Fred Zinnemann, Luis Buñuel, Alain Resnais, Roman Polanski, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Louis Malle, Richard Linklater, Tom Tykwer, Alexander Sokurov, Paul Greengrass, Song Il-Gon, Alfonso Cuarón, and Alejandro Iñárritu have in common? More specifically, what type of film have they directed, setting them apart from fewer than 50 of their filmmaking peers? Sorry, “comedy” or “drama” isn’t right. If you’ve looked at this article’s headline, you’ve probably already guessed that the answer is that they’ve all made “real-time” films, or films that seemed to take about as long as their running time.

The real-time film has long been a sub-genre without much critical attention, but the time of the real-time film has come. Cuarón’s Gravity (2013), which was shot and edited so as to seem like a real-time film, floated away with the most 2014 Oscars,
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Watch Sentai Inspired Uruguayan Scifi Short Z!

Here's a little something unexpected from the halls of the Mercado Fantastico at Fantastic Fest: A scifi / action short film from Uruguay with La Casa Muda director Gustavo Hernandez as an executive producer and Local God writer Santiago Gonzalez stepping into the directors chair to showcase his love of Japanese sentai shows like Kamen Rider. Surprising combination of influences? Oh, yes, and the results are pretty fascinating. Designed both to showcase Gonzalez's directing skills and introduce what promises to be part of a sprawling cinematic universe, this is just the first part of what will hopefully grow to be something much, much larger. Take a look below....

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Watch The Exclusive Trailer For La Casa Muda Director's Local God

Uruguyan director Gustavo Hernandez created quite a stir with his debut feature, the single take horror La Casa Muda (The Silent House). An astounding piece of technical filmmaking that proved Hernandez had an uncommon knack for building tension, La Casa Muda had its world premiere in Cannes before going on to release in its original version around the world while also spawning an English language remake. And now, four years later, Hernandez is back with his sophomore effort, Local God (Dios Local).When a three-member cult rock band reunites to film a music video at an abandoned gold mine, they unleash the spirit of a sleeping demon/god that will force them to relive the horrors of their past.With the film about to launch its festival tour...

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Fantastic Fest 2014: 15 Projects Heading to the Fest's Latin American Genre Film Market

Fantastic Fest 2015 will include the second edition of the international co-production market Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico, and this year 15 projects have been selected. Read on for the full list!

The Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico runs September 18-20 in Austin, Texas. Fantastic Fest lead programmer Rodney Perkins and festival director Kristen Bell are heading up the effort. For more info on all of the below projects, visit FantasticFest.com/Projects.

Canana - the Mexican production outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz - is co-producing the market alongside filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network. Cristina Garza, Vice President of Mundial, Canana's sales joint venture with Im Global, is sourcing projects from the region.

"The public response to this year's call for submissions was astounding," says market director Perkins. "The 15 selected projects represent a diverse mix of talent from the United States and abroad. We are extremely
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Initial lineup for Fantastic Fest 2014 announced

We’re nearing September, which means we’re getting close to Alamo Drafthouse’s 10th annual Fantastic Fest. The film festival held in Austin, Texas is one of the most interesting and exciting fests around. Catering to hardcore cinephiles with a little bit of an interest in the strange, Fantastic Fest features a bevy of some of the best new horror films, indie thrillers, dark comedies, and low-budget sci-fi. Last year some of the best films included at the fest were Afflicted, Borgman, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Sacrament, Blue Ruin, Grand Piano, We Are What We Are, A Field in England, The Congress, and Big Bad Wolves. In 2011 Fantastic Fest was one of the places to see Adam Wingard’s amazing You’re Next before it was shelved until it’s official release just last year.

Now the initial lineup for the 2014 festival has been announced and as always it looks very promising.
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First Wave of Films for Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2014 are Announced!

Our favorite film festival in the world is nigh. Later next month, Austin, Texas will host hundreds of genre fans for Fantastic Fest 2014!! We have the full list which includes the Us Premiere of Tusk as well as the World Premieres of ABCs of Death 2 and Horsehead. These won’t be all the films that will play the 10th anniversary of the film festival but it would be enough if it was. Look forward to more announcement waves of programming and don’t forget to follow up with our predictions that we made last week. I have added trailers above the film titles, if available. If the trailer is not available, there will be a still above the title.

From the Press Release

Fantastic Fest Celebrates 10 Years Of Chaos And Destruction With Us Premiere Of Kevin Smith’S “Tusk”, Leonard Maltin, The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail And “ABCs Of Death 2
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