Ceneca, JBA, Hanfgarn team on Guzzoni's pic
Chile’s Ceneca, France’s JBA Prod. and Germany’s Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion are teaming to produce “Carne de perro” (Dog Flesh), a product of the latest Cannes Festival Cinefondation Residence.The fiction feature debut of Chilean Fernando Guzzoni, “Dog Flesh” — an expression in Chile for someone who’s hard to kill — was one of six projects selected by Residence president Gilles Jacob for the latest session, which ran Oct.1 to Feb. 15. The Paris-based Residence helps first- and second-time helmers prepare the screenplay and production of their next feature. “Flesh” portrays “the search for redemption of an ex-torturer,” said Ceneca’s Adrian Solar, who produced Chilean Matias Bize’s “The Life of Fish,” which won a Spanish Academy Goya on Sunday for foreign Spanish-language film. Guzzoni said “Flesh” portrays “someone in conflict, vulnerable and violent.” Ceneca will also co-produce thriller “Romance policial,” the next film from Chilean-born, Rio-based writer-turned-director Jorge Duran (“Forbidden to Forbid”), Solar said. Cenece co-produced “Forbidden.” Sold directly by Solar, “Fish,” the fourth feature from the 31-year-old Bize, has been bought by Spain’s Vertigo, Eye for Benelux and for Brazil. French-German broadcaster Arte, which invested in “Fish,” holds distribution rights to France and Germany. “Fish” has also closed a clutch of territories in Eastern Europe.