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Films in Progress selects ‘Cores,’ ‘Agua,’ ‘Halley’

Top producers showcase pics at Toulouse competish

MADRID — The Toulouse-San Sebastian Films in Progress, a competition for Latin American pics in post, has unveiled the six titles that will play at the two-day event, which kicks off March 29 in the French city.

A story of friendship and disillusionment set in contempo Sao Paulo, Victor Garcia’s “Cores” is co-produced by Sarah Silveira’s Dezenove (“Hard Labor,” “Girimunho”), helping out, as often before, a young Brazilian shingle, here Garcia’s Kinoosfera Filmes.

Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge’s family drama “Tanta agua” is produced by Uruguayan Fernando Epstein’s Control Z, whose credits include “Whisky,” “25 Watts,” “Acne,” “Gigante” and “Hiroshima.”

Produced by Piano, partnering with Carlos Reygadas’ producer Jaime Romandia, helmer Sebastian Hofmann’s high-concept genre-drama “Halley” turns on a gym night watchman who has died but hides signs of his physical decomposition.

FIP also showcases two titles attracting buzz in the long run-up to Cannes: Colombia’s Andes-set “Towrope,” William Vega’s feature debut, produced by Oscar Ruiz Navia and Diana Bustamante; and Argentina’s fading friendship tale “Villegas,” helmed by Gonzalo Tobal and produced by Rei Cine,

Uruguayan Manuel Nieto’s “El Lugar del hijo,” about a son inheriting his father’s farm and lover, rounds up FIP.

The 21st FIP unspools at Toulouse’s Rencontres Cinemas d’Amerique Latine.

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