Cannes 2019: Films From Argentina, Brazil, and Peru Headed to Directors' Fortnight

Sick Sick Sick  by Alice Furtado

Sick Sick Sick by Alice Furtado

Directos’ Fortnight, the independent section of the Cannes Film Festival, has unveiled the programming for its 51st edition, which includes three Latin American feature films from Argentina, Brazil, and Peru in their world premiere: For the Money / Por el dinero by Alejo Moguillansky from Argentina, Sick Sick Sick / Sem seu sangue by Alice Furtado from Brazil, and Song Without a Name / Canción sin nombre by Melina León from Peru.

Furtado’s debut feature tells the story of Silvia, an introspective teenager, who is uncomfortable with the recent changes that happened to her body. Everything abruptly changes when Artur arrives. Expelled from several schools, he unexpectedly joins Silvia’s class in the middle of school year. They both begin to skip class together and visit unusual places in the city. The death of Artur drags Silvia into a strange nightmarish stage.

León’s debut feature based on a true story is set in Peru, at the height of the political crisis of the 1980’s. Georgina is a young woman from the Andes whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation.

The 51st edition of Directors’ Fortnight will take place May 15 - 25 in Cannes, France.