Chilean Director Sebastián Lelio Wins San Sebastian's Cine en Construcción


The newest project by Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio untitled Gloria (pictured) was the top winner of the 'Cine en Construcción' industry award, the work-in-progress section at the San Sebastian Film Festival, which is currently underway in Spain and runs through Saturday, September 29.

The film, written by Lelio and Gonzalo Maza and produced by Juan de Dios Larraín of Fabula Films, tells the story of Gloria (performed by Paulina García), a 58 year-old-lonely woman who meets an older man with whom she establishes a very intense relationship.

Gloria is Lelio's fourth feature film after La sagrada familia / The Sacred Family (2005), Navidad / Christmas (2009), and El año del tigre / The Year of the Tiger (2011). The film which was shot last July will receive in-kind technical support to secure all of its post-production

Additionally the Uruguayan-Mexican co-production Tanta agua / So Much Water by directors Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge received the Norteado Award consisting of $5,000 USD in the same competition, in which six films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay participated.