Argentina's biggest festival to focus on young talent
Snowtown,” Chilean Cristian Jimenez’s love story “Bonsai” and U.S.-Canadian co-production “Francine,” directed by Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky, about a woman coming out of prison. Other entries are Philippine Marlon N. Rivera’s satirical comedy “The Woman in the Septic Tank,” Dutch helmer Sacha Polak with father-daughter story “Hemel,” Israeli Nadav Lapid’s “Policeman,” about a clash between anti-terrorist forces and young rebels, and Serbian Maja Milos’ “Clip,” about a sex-crazed teen. Rounding out the slate are Valerie Massadian’s childhood story “Nana” and Celine Sciamma’s “Tomboy,” about a girl who changes her identity, both from France. Fourteen features, most of them world premieres, will compete for film and director in the Argentina competish. Entries include Berlin-screened holiday drama “Salsipuedes” by Mariano Luque, Nadir Medina’s coming-of-age tale “El Espacio entre los dos” (The Space Between Us) and Luis Ortega’s street tale “Dromomanos” (Roamers). There also is an 19-strong competish for new cinema including the world premiere of “Crazy and Thief,” a childhood adventure tale by American Cory McAbee. The 9th Buenos Aires Lab, one of the world’s biggest markets for Europeans to find Latin American co-productions, will run April 13-15.