Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

5000 $ par semaine (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • France

Director: 

Vladimir Kozlov

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Three years ago in Havana, Che Guevara's youngest son, with the backing of foreign investors, opened a private tourist agency La Poderosa (The Powerful), named after Che's favourite motorbike on which he had been touring all over South America. Ernesto Guevara, a lawyer by training, offers to bring back to life his father's passion for steel horses. He proposes a motorised tour of the places where El Comandante Che fought, but with all the comfort of a Harley Davidson.

For $5,000 a week.

His business is so prosperous that he recently began offering individual customised tours.

Ascensión (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie

Director: 

Cesar Acevedo

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Basilio returns to his old home after many years, only to discover that the humble abode has been consumed by the passage of time. Even so, his Mother (Elmira) has been waiting for him. Separated in life by violence, they understand that they are only being reunited now that they are dead, and thus decide to set off towards heaven in search of the Father and the promised land. This is how Mother and Son, now ghosts, begin a physical and spiritual journey in which they will recreate the story of their family and of the violence they endured, crossing a world devastated by the horrors of war with destroyed villages, processions with countless coffins, rivers turned cemeteries and stories of desolation and death. All of this was caused by Basilio, in life a savage criminal, now condemned to relive over and over the horror of his actions but this time carrying his crippled mother throughout the entire journey.  In this empty world where God is present in the silence, they will bear witness to how war not only destroys bodies but also spirits.

Casa (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Letícia Simões

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

The return of an absent daughter to the city where she was born, fearful of a crisis of sanity of her bipolar mother, is the trigger for this familiar rapprochement. Letícia, the newly separated daughter, blames herself for having distanced herself from her mother in these ten years away from home; Heliana, the mother, is facing a serious depressive crisis that began with the decision to put her mother, Carmelita, in a nursing home. When confronted with Heliana's obsession with the past - she archives pictures, diaries, correspondences and objects from the whole family - Letícia believes that memory is a way of recreating this intimacy. But to open these files, the daughter will have to convince her mother, who keeps them locked up. In the construction of spaces of affection among these women, Home questions what is sanity, what is memory, what is feminine, what is solitude.

Criadas (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil

Director: 

Carol Rodrigues

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Sandra and Mariana are cousins, their past comes to light when they come back to live together in the same house where they grew up. Sandra, aged 35, is a black woman with dark skin. Mariana, aged 34, is a light-skinned black woman. Ivone, Sandra’s mother, worked as a resident maid for Mariana’s family. Sandra challenges the romanticized version that Mariana has of their history, which ignores that Sandra, even as a child, worked in the house with her mother. When Mariana loses her job, she decides to take over the housework. Gradually, their roles and the social hierarchy are reversed: Sandra is taking over the house and getting hold of Mariana's things. To break the cycle of oppression, they will need to understand their differences and recognize themselves as equal.

Dile que no me maten (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie

Director: 

Santiago Lozano

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Guajiro (55) lives inside the Chocó Jungle, in western Colombia. From an early age, he learned the arts of the mortuary rituals inherited from his ancestors, former African slaves. He accompanies the dead on their way to eternal rest, dressing their tombs, embalming their bodies, praying and singing. Every day, Guajiro prays for the souls of the purgatory, who in return protect him, guide him and also torment him. One night the souls announce his death, telling him that it will soon occur in Holy Time, but they warn him not to die near the church, not near the cemetery, or in his house. Guajiro embarks on a journey into the jungle to meet the appointment with his death. Defying the curfew imposed by the armed groups that dispute the territory, he will have to survive the arms so that his soul can rest in peace and does not add itself to the souls of the purgatory.

El fotografo de dios (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Chili
  • France
  • Italie

Director: 

Gonzalo Justiniano

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Manuel Rijtman (23), a freelance photographer, and Burt Rodriguez (42), are both immersed in the pursuit of a strange photographer, Sergio Larrain (66), who decided some years ago to leave behind everything that he had achieved, primarily, a brilliant career in leading European magazines and in the most renowned photographic agency in the world, Magnum, to go and live as a hermit in a remote village of Valle del Elqui in the north of Chile. What moves Rodriguez is to find a supposed picture of God taken by Larraín that an important collector wants to buy for his private collection, no matter how much can cost while Rijtman¨s personal motivation is to find out a track linking the existence of Larraín with his missing father.

El hombre de piel manchada (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Costa Rica

Director: 

André Robert

Synopsis: 

Sergio is a hermit who has abandoned his family and the comforts of society to live in a bunker in the wilderness. His desire for solitude and disdain for humans drove him to hole up and find solace. He spends his days alone in the jungle hunting jaguars. After developing health problems, Sergio confronts the possibility of seeking treatment in the city or dying in complete isolation. "The Stained Man" is a docu-fiction that explores the solitary pursuit of a recluse for an elusive peace of mind.

Jogos de Mente (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Brésil
  • France

Director: 

Ricky Mastro

Synopsis: 

Four young adults live happily together: Maya, Miguel, Pedro and Diego. The boys keep fit by playing soccer, while Maya sells her cupcakes. Their relationship seems to be based on love and trust, but actually they are together by the need to get anti-HIV medicine. They are not aware of their bounds fragility, until an outsider shows up. Leandro is a very intelligent guy, obsessed by a man on television in charge of the weather forecast. One day, he discovers Miguel playing soccer with the rest of the group. Miguel looks like the weatherman. Leandro decides to infiltrate the group in order to get closer to him. He pays attention to each member’s role and realizes how to manipulate them according to their needs. In the end, Miguel leaves Maya to be with Leandro and the group is torn apart. However, Leandro's intentions are not based on love either.

Jujuy originario y metalero (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Moyen-métrage

Country: 

  • Argentine

Director: 

Fernando Romanazzo

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Four metalheads, Mariela, Carlos, Manuel and Estella, descendants of native peoples of Jujuy, northern region of Argentina where mountains meet desert and jungle faces giant salt lakes, decide to create a Heavy Metal festival to raise awareness about an environmental problem that affects their land, since big companies (mining, industry...) are exploiting the region. It’s their means to try to protect a land and its vital resource, water,vital for the survival of their communities.. By using a foreign way of expression making it part of their own culture, they create a melting pot where western culture meets native tradition. Beeing victims of discrimination and prejudice in their own land they chose to defend their identity , they claim their rights and improve the quality of life in their communities. A cultural counter-attack that breaks down barriers to make their voice heard beyond their territory.

Kelaku, la mujer jaguar (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Format: 

Moyen-métrage

Country: 

  • Équateur

Director: 

Isabel Rodríguez
Segundo Fuérez

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

The equilibrium times in the world of the half (Mid-Kingdom) seem to be ending. The Middle Kingdom (the Kitu Karas) until now had flourished in peace and harmony, now they saw the signs of an apocalyptic future. The dark forces of the Southern Empire are approaching, traveling through entire villages, seeking conquests, seizing the fertile lands and, above all, the knowledge of this people.
An orphan girl rescued from the rubble of a looted community must defend the most important sacred temple in this world, guide its people from the most implacable destruction and save them. For this, she will make a great journey of spiritual discovery as well as of physical strengthening through the route of energy: the chain of the highest mountains (Apus) in the world.

La Cazadora (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Argentine
  • États-Unis
  • Mexique

Director: 

Suzanne Andrews Correa

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

On August 28, 2013, a middle-aged Mexican woman wearing a blonde wig boarded a bus in Ciudad Juarez and shot the driver six times. Twenty-four hours later she boarded another bus and killed the driver. That weekend she issued a statement claiming responsibility, calling out a city that stood by complicit while bus drivers sexually assaulted factory workers on their way to work. She signed it “Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers.” In La Cazadora, Diana storms onto the scene with the killing of the first driver, calculated and merciless, but over the course of the next 24 hours we get to know Luz, the factory worker and mother behind the wig and the gun, as she navigates her everyday responsibilities post killing and plans for the next. By the end of this day Luz must choose between protecting her 13 year-old daughter or carrying out Diana’s plan to make Juarez safer for all women.

La Jauría (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie

Director: 

Andrés Ramírez Pulido

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

The blinded desire of killing his father leads Eliú to kill a man by mistake. Now, thoughtful, he wanders around the luxurious vegetation that grows inside the ruins of a conspicuous abandoned farm. He and other teenagers wander around the place and inhabit it as the new headquarters for the imprisonment center they belong to. Under the gaze of the hostile rules of those who watch over him, Eliú spends his days immersed in the dense vegetation.

He can only find relief from the monotony during his mother’s visits, but she has stopped visiting him due to the cancer from which she suffers. He tries to capture a vulture; he believes that the animal’s blood can heal his mother’s cancer.

Upon suspecting that his father has returned home and that his mother is in danger, he tries to flees from the detention center abruptly and put end to the hatred that tears apart his soul.

La Pelea (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Australie
  • Bolivie
  • États-Unis

Director: 

Violeta Ayala

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

People with disabilities are amongst the most discriminated in Bolivia, with the majority living in dire poverty. Fed up with being ignored, a group of them decide to take their fight to the streets, demanding a monthly pension of $76. When social worker Feliza Ali, and her husband and lawyer Marcelo Vasquez take the lead, the protest grows into a movement. Embarking on an unimaginable journey, that sees them march 260 miles over the Andean mountains in their wheelchairs to go toe-to-toe with the Bolivian government.

Los reyes del mundo (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie

Director: 

Laura Mora

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

Rape (17), Culebro (16), Sere (14), Winny (11)  Nano (13) 5 street kids from Medellín. 5 Kings without kingdom, without family, without Law, rootless. In their hands they have some old property titles from a piece of land that apparently Rape inherited, a treasure. They leave the city, cross the mountain range into the Bajo Cauca, in search of a Kingdom of their own. On the road, they´ll be victims and victimizers, they will rob and attack, but they will also be robed and tortured. On the journey Sere will find God, the sense of power will make Rape loose his mind, he will kill Culebro, his own friend, Nano will disappear into the Jungle, Winny will be murdered. Rape will be the only survivor, insane, alone, the oldest kid in the world. The Kings of the World is a fantasy story, anarchic, a journey to nowhere, where anything can happen. A tale of ambition, in search of a Promised Land.

Monika - Soul of Fire (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Allemagne
  • Bolivie
  • France

Director: 

Luis Villafane Guevara
Ananda Henry-Biabaud

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

« This little girl will be the Aryan woman paradigm ». That’s what Hitler will say about Monika, 6 years old, while sitting on his lap. After the second catastrophic world war, thousands of Nazi top officials escape to South America. Hans E., Monika’s father, is one of them. He seeks safety in Bolivia. In the late 60’s Monika is 16 and discovers this country which amazes and overhelms her. She’s outraged by the social inequality and the poverty of the population. Determined to fight for this country, as if it was hers, her engagement keeps growing. In 1967, the assassination of Che Guevara leads her on the path of armed struggle. She’s 28 years old. During clandestinity, she falls in love with Inti, a Bolivian guerrilla leader. A love story that will make her one of the most wanted women in the 70’s

No Los Dejaron Volver (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Moyen-métrage

Country: 

  • Colombie

Director: 

Ángela Carabalí

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

1992. In Caloto, Cauca, my father, the farmer Esaú Carabalí Brand, was vanished. His whereabouts remain a mystery kept by sugarcane crops and paddies, fertile ground for the culture of nourishments and horrors. But life keeps going, and we had to keep going without him. 25 years later, a dream awakes the urge to unearth the story and to explore absence as concept and reality within our immediate surroundings. This film written by two sisters, focuses on creating correlations and contrasts between dream and reality, rather than focusing on perpetrators and victims, revealing the significant aftermath of absence on the relatives of those who have been vanished. Will they ever come back? is a story that pursues experimental fields. Epiphanies, revelations and dreams serve as vehicles to journey through an alien land that knows no satisfaction when it comes to devouring people.

Officios Nocturnos (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Argentine

Director: 

Bruno Ciancaglini

Synopsis: 


Two amateur photographers are hired for a simple job : get a picture of a person. But the person they have to photograph is a man who works for an organization of postmen who distributes, at night, envelopes with strange messages in different homes in Buenos Aires. The envelopes contain a suicide video, and no one knows why they distribute that, but more and more people keep receiving that strange message. Throughout the night, the photographers will try to accomplish their task, failing in the city where they will be dealing with characters and setbacks that will turn that simple job into a nocturnal odyssey.

Perros que duermen bajo el agua (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Chili

Director: 

Liú Marino

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

"Sleeping dogs under the water" talks about Maria’s internal journey. After Maria‘s mother tried to commit suicide for the fourth time, Maria’s ordinary life changes. She has no other option but taking care of the mother. She will escape some days to the south of Chile to visit her father, who means “home” for her. She must also confront her unfinished relationships and her inability to finish the translation of "Der gute mensch von Sezuan", a Berthold Brecht book that talks about the impossibility to do goodness in this world.

Sarah (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018
  • Cinéma en développement 14 / 2019

Type: 

Fiction

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Porto Rico

Director: 

Álvaro Aponte-Centeno

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

14-year-old Sarah lives alone with her mother, Julie ,37, in Puerto Rico. Aspiring to get into Julliard School of Art, she practices piano intensively. Her life is suddenly disturbed when Julie starts to show signs of mental instability. An increasing sense of persecution keeps Julie up at night, while Sarah stays up watching her mother’s personality vanish. Unable to manage the situation, Sarah’s concentration starts to become affected, along with her future at Julliard. Strongly refusing to hospitalize Julie, Sarah takes care of her mother. As she turns 15, she finds herself alone and with all her time taken up. Her impossibility to practice leads to her failure at the long-awaited audition to Julliard. Desperate and frustrated, Sarah confronts Julie forcing her into a mental facility. Soon regretting her action, Sarah must face her decision and confront her mother’s absence.

Te buscaré hasta encontrarte (en)

Selection: 

  • Cinéma en développement 13 / 2018

Type: 

Documentaire

Format: 

Long-métrage

Country: 

  • Mexique

Director: 

Ludovic Bonleux

Production company: 

Synopsis: 

From North to South of Mexico, from the swamps of Veracruz to the deserts of Coahuila, from the industrial cities of the Bajío to the jungle of Guerrero, Ana María, Juan Carlos, Xochitl and Concepción are looking for a daughter, a brother, a father who disappeared without leaving any trace. They dig in the clandestine graves, investigate in the red districts, confront the corrupted authorities, and are constantly threatened by delinquents. They try, step by step, to show their fellow citizens the tragedy they are living aside with at least 30,000 other families. Thanks to that new family they are creating, made of seekers, of missing people, they manage to reconstruct  the Mexican social network. In fact, they are sure of one thing: from the clandestine graves in which they are looking for their loved ones will rise the hope of a fairest and peaceful Mexico.

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