Three Chilean Films Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes


Three Chilean films have been selected for the 2013 lineup of Directors' Fortnight, the independent section of the Cannes Film Festival, including the world premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's much-anticipated La danza de la realidad / The Dance of Reality and the international premiere of Sebastián Silva's Magic Magic. The third Chilean production confirmed in the lineup is Marcela Said's mordant family dramedy El verano de los peces voladores / The Summer of the Flying Fish (pictured right below).

Jodorowsky will also be featured in the official selection with Franck Pavich's documentary film Jodorowsky’s Dune, which chronicles the failed attempt by the Chilean director to shoot Frank Herbert's Dune.

Additionally, Directors' Fortnight will be screening the American remake of the Mexican horror hit We Are What We Are directed by Jorge Michel Grau. The American remake is produced by Bolivian director Rodrigo Bellott and directed by Jim Mickle. 

Latin American will be represented in the Short Films selection of the section with the films Solecito by Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia, Pouco mais de um mês by Brazlian director André Novais Oliveira, and Que je tombe tout le temps by Argentinean director Eduardo Williams.  

After a 23 year hiatus, Jodorowsky returns to filmmaking with La danza de la realidad in which the 84-year-old director revisits the memories of his childhood growing up in Chile: firemen parading in the streets of Tocopilla, the old Masonic Library where he learned to read and met Tarot; the beach where he used to play, and an old circus.

Starring American actor Michael Cera, Sebastián Silva's Magic Magic tells the story of a young woman vacationing in remote Chile, who begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it's too late.