Saavedra, Gavilan set to star
Violeta Went to Heaven,” which took Sundance’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize last month. “We wanted to cast pro and non-pro actors, to achieve a freshness,” said producer Juan de Dios Larrain, who runs Fabula with film director brother Pablo Larrain. Fabula is emerging as one of South America’s pace-setting production houses. On Friday, Participant Media announced that its first foreign-language film investment would be Pablo Larrain’s latest director outing, “No,” which Funny Balloons is introducing in Berlin. Meanwhile, the Fabula-produced “Young & Wild,” sold by Elle Driver, made its Euro preem Monday in Berlin’s Generation 14 Plus. “Wild” turns on the sexed-up confessional blog of the bisexual daughter of strict evangelist parents. It marks the fiction feature debut of Marialy Rivas, whose “Blokes,” co-written with Rodrigo Bellott, unspooled in Cannes 2010 competition. World preeming at Sundance, it won the World Cinema screenplay prize.
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