×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Walter Salles sets ‘Contadora’

Director teams with StudioCanal on adaptation

Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.”

A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier.

Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil and Argentina.

“Contadora” turns on a lively 12-year-old living on a pittance with her wheelchair-confined father, a former miner, and four siblings. The family scrapes together money for her to catch the films at the local cinema. She then recounts what she sees.

“Contadora” will be produced by StudioCanal; Videocine, Salles’ Brazilian label with Mauricio Ramos Andrade; France’s Selenium Films; and KS Films in Argentina. “Contadora” was one of the last projects of the late Oskar Kramer of KS Films.

Skedded to roll ahead after Salles’ next helming project, “On the Road,” “Contadora” looks to play tohelmer’s strengths, both for landscapes and for controlling a sentimental tale.

More Film

  • Bellingcat

    IDFA Film Review: 'Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World'

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

  • Speed Kills

    Film Review: 'Speed Kills'

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

  • Oscars Oscar Academy Awards Placeholder

    Academy Cancels Red Carpet Interviews at Governors Awards Due to Wildfires

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

  • Diego Luna Inclusion

    6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

  • MLB Doping Scandal Documentary 'Screwball' Set

    Film News Roundup: MLB Doping Scandal Documentary 'Screwball' Set for Spring Release

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Heading to $75 Million Opening

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

  • William Goldman Dead

    William Goldman's Best Lines

    Brazilian multihyphenate Walter Salles will team with StudioCanal to direct “La contadora de peliculas.” A sentimental ’60s tale set in a dirt-poor mining settlement in Chile’s Atacama Desert, “Contadora” adapts the bestseller of the same title by Chilean writer Hernan Rivera Letelier. Salles is currently writing the screenplay. StudioCanal will sell worldwide rights outside Brazil […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content