Chile’s Cristian Jimenez, one of Latin America’s up-and-coming directors, is set to direct “Voces en off,” a family dramedy follow-up to breakthrough “Bonsai.”
From a finished original screenplay by Jimenez, the Valdivia-set “Voces” turns on a 35-year-old mother of two whose search for peace of mind is continually frustrated by her sister and children. France’s Rouge Intl., which teamed on “Bonsai,” co-produces.
Jimenez’s second film, “Bonsai” world premiered in Cannes’ 2011 Un Certain Regard to acclaim — Variety called it “one of the finest accomplishments from the freewheeling new generation of Chilean filmmakers.”
Tom Dercourt’s Paris-based Cinema Defacto (“Adrienn Pal”) will co-produce “The Summer of Flying Fish,” a dark-humored bourgeois family comedy from Marcela Said that rolls Nov. 20 in southern Chile, Matte said at Toronto.
But Matte’s No. 1 mission in Toronto is to tie down a sales agent for Matias Cruz’s completed “Miguel San Miguel,” the story of the creation of Chile’s most famous punk band.
“There’s now a lot of quality product in Chile, its cinema is becoming an export industry, and we can capitalize on that,” Matte said.