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‘Birds of Passage’s’ Cristina Gallego Produces Laura Mora’s Next (Exclusive)

Cristina Gallego, producer-director of 2018 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight hit “Birds of Passage,” is set to produce “Kings of the World,” the second feature by Colombia’s Laura Mora. Mora’s “Killing Jesus” marked one of the most notable of recent Latin American debuts.Shooting this month in Medellin and Bajo Cauca, Colombia, “Kings” is set up at Gallego’s […]

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Film Factory Boards Fernando Trueba’s ‘Forgotten We’ll Be’ (Exclusive)

Madrid — Swooping on one of the buzzed-up high-profile Spanish-language titles at Ventana Sur, Film Factory Entertainment has acquired world sales rights to “El Olvido Que Seremos” (“Forgotten We’ll Be”), starring Javier Cámara (“Talk to Her”) and directed by Academy Award winning writer-director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”).Produced by Dago García Producciones for Caracol TV, “El […]

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Jean-Marc Vallee, Joan Darling Chosen as Mentors for Mexico’s 5th Annual Careyes Creation Lab

Kicking off its 5th year, the Careyes Creation Lab, an offshoot of the Arte Careyes Film Festival, is set to run March 18-22, providing an immersive workshop experience in which a select group of rising Mexican filmmakers are guided by renowned mentors in exercises designed to hone and shape their craft.This year’s mentors, Oscar-nominated director […]

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‘Birds of Passage’ Review: A Violent Crime Saga in the Desert from the Director of ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ — Cannes 2018

“Birds of Passage” starts in 1968 and encompasses a dozen years of violent upheaval in the northern Colombian desert, chronicling the rise and fall of a drug dealer and his family; the desert, however, turns out just fine. “Embrace of the Serpent” director Ciro Guerra’s latest surreal drama, co-directed by “Serpent” producer Cristina Gallego, once […]

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Cannes: Nicolas Cage’s ‘Mandy’ and Gaspar Noe’s ‘Climax’ Lead 2018 Directors’ Fortnight Lineup

Nicolas Cage is heading to Cannes. The festival’s parallel sidebar Directors’ Fortnight has announced the 17 features that will screen this year, and the group includes world premieres from international favorites like Gaspar Noe’ and Ciro Guerra, plus acclaimed titles like “Mandy” and “Leave No Trace” that first wowed audiences at Sundance earlier this year.2018 […]

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Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight unveils 2018 line-up

Noé, Faucon and Rosales feature in 50th anniversary edition marked by strong Hispanic, French presence.Gaspar Noé’s Climax, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage, and Mamoru Hosoda’s feature animation Mirai are among the features that will premiere in the 50th anniversary edition of Directors’ Fortnight this year.Artistic director Edouard Waintrop unveiled his final selection, […]

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