Projects mesh established helmers, younger directors
BERLIN — Spain’s production, sales and financing company Buena Onda Films has unveiled a first sales slate at the Berlin Film Festival, powered by prominent Latin American authors.Buena Onda’s slate meshes established helmers Eliseo Subiela, Rui Guerra and Victor Gaviria with younger directors, such as Pablo Trapero, a leading light of Argentina’s social realist new wave. Pics include:
- “Familia Rodante” (Rolling Family) from Pablo Trapero (“El Bonaerense”), a rambunctious family’s caravan road-trip across a politically troubled Argentina.
- “Sumas y restas” (Addictions and Subtractions), from Columbia’s Victor Gaviria (“La vendedora de rosas”), one man’s descent into a drug trade hell.
- Sundance World Cinema player, “Doble juego” (Con Game), from Peru’s Alberto Chicho Durant (“Dog’s Eyes”), detailing an elaborate scam by a con-artist.
- Argentine Eliseo Subiela’s “Lifting de corazon” (Heartlift), a lyrical study of love as fleeting madness.
- Rui Guerra’s “La mala hora” (In Evil Hour), adapting Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel about a village’s lust for revenge.
- “Nao por acaso” (Not By Chance), about three control freaks, from Brazilian first-timer Philippe Barcinski.
- Left-of-field political thriller, “L’uomo del sinai” (Sinai Man), from Italian short-film maker Beniamino Catena.
- “Que pasa despues de la coca?” (Coca Leaf Diaries), 24-year-old Roberto Lanza’s revisionist docu portrait of Bolivia’s coca cultivation.
- Actress Julie Delpy’s second feature “Tell Me,” an intimate kidnap drama.