June 13, 2022
Here’s the line up of the full participation of Chile in the Guadalajara Film Festival, and we invite you to read the exclusive interviews of the Chilean directors and producers who will be present in ficg37 industry
“The co-production became natural from the moment the decision was made to film in Bolivia. The award of the Ibermedia co-production fund was key to the contributions of Bolivia, Chile and Mexico”.
The project will be directed by Vinko Tomicic, who has stood out for his direction in short films such as Mute (2010); Aicha (2019) and his debut film El fumigador (2016).
His presence in Guadalajara will be led by a new film production produced by Álvaro Manzano; Urzula Barba (editing) and Sergio Armstrong (cinematography). In addition, the co-production between Chile, Bolivia and Mexico will feature a prominent cast consisting of Franklin Aro (Bolivia), Alfredo Castro (Chile) and Teresa Ruiz (Mexico).
The story will delve into the life of Martín (15), a shoeshine boy from the city of La Paz, who decides to steal the dog from his best client, a lonely old tailor to whom the young man has begun to imagine what his father would be like.
After the Ibermedia co-production all the minority co-production funds from Ecuador, Chile and Italy took part as well.
Working with Franklin was a process of formation and bonding that took more than 4 years. His life experiences were part of the script writing. Teresa, with her naturalness and Alfredo with his experience, strengthened the roles while making the film to grow.
“During the development stage it has been a challenge to create a universal narrative”
The project, which will be transformed into Natalia Luque’s opera prima, has had the great opportunity to participate in laboratories and international markets such as: Bolivia Lab 2021; The beginning of the Film, Ventana Sur Market 2020; Ibermedia Workshop, Bolivia 2015, among others.
Produced by Cecilia Otero and Rodrigo Díaz, Señorita de buena presencia will be a feature film that will once again delve into a story from a female perspective, as the director has done in her previous short films.
With the lightness that has characterized Luque, the project will address the life of a hairdresser, who repairs that insecurity left by a new love crush, through the advice and anecdotes of her clientele.
While the film speaks of the experience of an older woman and rescues the local colors of our country, it is also our goal that the story connects with many other women without distinction of age, and to people who see and feel the tension within their self-esteem by the aesthetic demands of today’s society.
Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Italy.
“I hope to position the name of the project internationally. Find third parties interested in co-producing and new sources of funding”.
After premiering Eugenia (2013) and her opera prima 7 weeks (2016) Constanza Figari arrives with a new bet, produced by Roberto Doveris. A harmonious blend between comedy and drama that will immerse the audience for 90 minutes.
The project will include as part of its cast Paulina García and Geraldine Neary, two great actresses of Chilean cinema. The film tells the story of Fernanda, a young woman who has tried to kill herself. After this, her mother takes her on a vacation retreat, but she doesn’t suspect that during her stay, she may change her mind.
When I started writing this film, I could quickly see Paly and Dindi as the protagonists. And from the moment I contacted them, their embracement and input has been wonderful.
I’ve felt a lot of connection with them about the story I want to tell, and that’s not an easy story. That’s why I think the biggest challenge we’ll have together will be to soak up the humanity of these politically incorrect characters, and to charm the audience into a tragic, funny and sometimes uncomfortable journey, like life itself.
It’s Joaquín Pedretti’s new fiction drama. After premiering the short film Distancia (2017) and his successful debut feature Un Gauchito Gil (2019), the Argentine has generated profound narratives about the past and his origins. This time Una sola primavera, a film shot in the historic center of Argentina, the director’s hometown, looks to be the portrait of women in the 1940s, a film that will talk about emancipation and the freedom to love in the Paraguayan civil war of 1947.
The co-production has participated in several industry events looking for funding, reaching large international markets through the festivals of Guadalajara, Berlin, the Brazil or Cali FAM, in Colombia.