‘The Desert Bride’ Leads Feature Debuts Vying for SANFIC International Prize

The Desert Bride,” starring a grande lady of Chilean cinema, Paulina Garcia, heads a stellar general foe lineup during Chile’s 13th Santiago Int’l Film Festival (SANFIC), that unspools Aug. 20-27, where first-time filmmakers of both novella and docu facilities contest among some-more determined filmmakers.

The directorial underline entrance of filmmakers Valeria Pivato and Cecilia Atan, a Argentine-Chilean co-production had a universe premiere during Cannes’ Un Certain Regard this year. Drama centers on a travails and life-changing knowledge of a long-time lassie in Argentina who is forced on a tour opposite a dried towards new employment.

Also opposed for a general foe esteem is Venezuelan initiate Gustavo Rondon’s directorial entrance “The Family,” that had a universe entrance in Cannes’ Critics Week. The father-son play is one of many important films rising from Venezuela notwithstanding a domestic and mercantile predicament roiling a country.

Argentine producer-thesp Ivan Granovsky vies for a large esteem with his directorial debut, “The Territories,” a co-production between Brazil and Argentina. Documentary starts in post-Charlie Hebdo dispute Paris where Granovsky embarks on a tour to sites of geo-political dispute in a bid to follow in his eminent publisher father’s footsteps. Docu universe premiered during a Rotterdam Film Fest early this year.

Brazilian film critic/academic Gabe Klinger’s novella underline debut, Portuguese-set “Porto,” stars a late Anton Yelchin in one of his final shade performances. Executive constructed by Jim Jarmusch, a regretful play universe premiered during San Sebastian before creation a rounds of general festivals, including Rotterdam, Thessaloniki, Torino, Guadalajara, South by Southwest and Buenos Aires’ Bafici. Romantic play follows dual strangers, an American and a French student, who have a brief affair.

Spanish visitor Carla Simon brings her feature-length entrance “Summer 1993” to contest during SANFIC after a win during a Berlinale’s Kplus Generation sidebar where it took Best First Work and a Grand Prix of a International Jury. Simon has also given been awarded best executive during Bafici’s International Competition. Drama pivots on a six-year-old waif who struggles with her new life in a Catalan panorama where she has changed to live with her aunt and uncle, her new authorised guardians.

At a press discussion today, SANFIC executive Carlos Nuñez announced that Chilean art executive Natalia Videla, Chilean singer Aline Kuppenheim and Swiss cinematographer Reiner Klaussman have been reliable as jurors and that Matt Dillon is this year’s special guest.

13th SANTIAGO INTL. FILM FESTIVAL, INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LINEUP: 

“Autumn,” (Jang Woo-Jin, South Korea)

“The Family,” (Gustavo Rondon Cordova, Venezuela-Chile-Norway)

“The Desert Bride,” (Valeria Pivato, Cecilia Atan, Argentina-Chile)

“The Territories,” (Ivan Granovsky, Argentina–Brazil)

“Makala,” (Emmanuel Gras, France)

“ In a Intense Now,” (Joao Moreira Salles, Brazil)

“Porto,” (Gabe Klinger, Portugal –US– France – Poland)

Resurrecting Hassan,” (Carlo Guillermo Proto, Chile – Canada)

“Summer 1993,” (Carla Simon, Spain)