A Chilean and a Paraguayan Filmmaker Selected for Cannes' Cinefondation


The Cannes Film Festival announced today the 15 film projects from around the world that have been selected for Cinéfondation's L'Atelier 2012 which include two Latin American projects by Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Fernández Almendras (pictured) and Paraguayan filmmaker Pablo Lamar. Created in 2005, L'Atelier is a program focused on film financing and co-production. So far the program has supported 115 directors and 72 films have been made, with 20 currently in pre-production. L'Atelier will arrange meetings between May 18 - 25, during the Cannes Film Festival, with film industry professionals interested in the selected projects.

Alejandro Fernández Almendras will be present the project Matar a un hombre / To Kill a Man about a simple man who seeks revenge and justice with his own hands. This is would be Fernández Almendras' third feature film after Huacho (2009) and Sentados frente al fuego /Sitting by the Fire (2011).

Pablo Lamar is participating with the project La última tierra / The Last Land, which is a reflection about death. Lamar was born in Asunción, Paraguay and he studied filmmaking at Universidad del Cine of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  La última tierra will be his debut feature film.