The Cannes Film Festival announced today additional titles that will participate in its 70th edition including the Argentine film La Cordillera by Santiago Mitre, which will participate in the Un Certain Regard section of the French Festival.
Mitre's third feature film (El Estudiante, Paulina) stars Ricardo Darín as the president of Argentina, Hernán Blanco, who is facing a very important decision. He is participating in a meeting between different state leaders, which takes place in La Cordillera. From there, in the middle of the Summit of Latin American presidents, he will have to be able to solve a very complicated personal matter that can affect both his private and public life. La Cordillera also stars Dolores Fonzi, Érica Rivas, and Richard Slater.
Mitre's film joins the Chilean-Argentine coproduction La novia del desierto (The Desert Bride), directed by Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato, and the Mexican film April's Daughter / Las hijas de abril by Michel Franco in the Un Certain Regard competition.