Original Title: Princesita
Directed by: Marialy Rivas (Young & Wild)
Produced by: Juan de Dios Larraín & Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda, The Club)
In a faraway land, on the southern most tip of the world, lives Tamara, a twelve-year-old girl who has been raised in a cult led by the charismatic Miguel. This summer, the girl shall receive instructions for her mission in life: as soon as she bleeds for the first time, she is to carry a holy child, fathered by Miguel himself. In this dark fairy tale, Tamara will realize that what she wants for her life is far from what has been assigned to her. Her disobedience shall come with a cost that will make her transition from childhood to womanhood a violent one. Tamara shall gain her freedom in a way that she has never before imagined.
Original Title: Soundtrack
Directed by: 300ml
Produced by: Julio Uchoa, Isabelle Tanugi, Carlos Paiva, Selton Mello, Seu Jorge, 300ml’s .
Status: Post – production
Directed by 300ml and starring renowned Brazilian musician and actor Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic), Selton Mello (The Clown), Ralph Ineson (The Witch), and Thomas Chaanhing (Marco Polo), SOUNDTRACK is about a young artist, Cris (Selton Mello), trying to find his place in the creative but tough world of the arts. He is awarded a special government permit to stay in an isolated international research station surrounded by nothing but ice, to prepare an exhibition mixing music and photography. As he spends time with other researchers discovering planet earth from this dramatic perspective, Cris is forced to go against his own defined concepts and values, changing his life forever.
A Movie Life | O Filme da Minha Vida
Original Title: O Filme da Minha Vida
Directed by: Selton Mello
Produced by: Vania Catani
Directed by Selton Mello (The Clown) and starring Vincent Cassel (Jason Bourne, Black Swan) and Mello, and produced by Vânia Catani (The Clown), A MOVIE LIFE is a rites-of-passage story of big dreams in 1960s small-town Brazil, focusing on Tony, who returns from college to his home town in the sleepy sierras of southern Brazil, where he becomes a teacher, courts a local girl, and frequents a cinema in a neighboring town that harbors a shocking surprise.
The Trace | O Rastro
Original Title: O Rastro
Directed by: JC Feyer
Produced by: Malu Mirada, Andre Pereira
Directed by Joao Caetano and starring Leandra Leal (A Wolf at the Door) and Rafael Cardoso (Side by Side, The Life We Lead), THE TRACE is produced by Malu Miranda. THE TRACE is a psychological thriller about a young idealistic physician who coordinates the transfer of patients between state-run hospitals throughout Rio de Janeiro. One night a patient goes missing and completely disappears from the system. As the doctor struggles to find out the truth, he uncovers many unanswered questions about Brazil’s public healthcare system and in the process, must deliberate on his own moral integrity to try to save lives.
The Caretaker | O Casero
Original Title: O Casero
Directed by: Julio Santi
Produced by: Rita Buzzar
Directed by Julio Santi (The Night Circus) and starring Bruno Garcia (Students Hearts), Malu Rodrigues (The Man from The Future), and Denise Weinberg (The Night Circus), THE CARETAKER is produced by Rita Buzzar. Davi Carvalho is a psychology professor who wrote a book about how traumas from our past come back to haunt us as paranormal events. A student, Renata, comes to him for help for her little sister, Julia. Someone is hurting her – her father believes it’s the ghost of a caretaker that once lived on the family property – and Renata invites Davi there in the hope that he’ll find the truth behind her sister’s pain and put an end to it.
STORMMAKER | TORMENTERO
Original Title: Tormentero
Directed by: Rubén Imaz
Produced by: Julio Bárcenas, Rubén Imaz, Gerylee Polanco Uribe, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Years ago, Romero, now a retired fisherman, discovered an oil field in his village that caused his friends and neighbors to lose their way of life, and to reject him. Now retired, and haunted by his past, he sets out to reclaim the love and honor he lost decades ago after his fateful discovery.
I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE | SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA
Original Title: Sueño en Otro Idioma
Directed by: Ernesto Contreras
Produced by: Mónica Lozano, Luis Albores, Érika Ávila, Eamon O’Farrill, Dijana Olcay-Hot, Raymond Van Der Kaaij.
Martin, a researcher, arrives in a remote Mexican village to record a dying, ancient indigenous language. He finds the last two speakers of the language, but they refuse to speak to each other, harboring a 50-year grudge because they fell in love with the same woman. Perplexed by their intensity when they meet, Martin realizes there is more to the story, until finally the real secret behind the men’s entanglement is revealed.
Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!
Original Title: Don´t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! (Não Devore Meu Coração)
Directed by: Felipe Bragança
Produced by: Marina Meliande, Marcos Prado Co-Producers: Raymond Van Der Kaaij, Dijana Olcay-Hot, Yohann Cornu, Cauã Reymond, Mario Canivello
On the turbulent border of modern-day Brazil and Paraguay, a war is brewing between rival gangs on either side. Caught in the middle of it all, Brazilian 13-year-old Joca has fallen in love with Basano, a spirited indigenous Paraguayan girl, and is determined to win her over regardless of the consequences. Even as Joca’s brother Fernando becomes heavily embroiled in the hostilities, and Basano is threatened by the unwanted affections of an older boy in her village, Joca is forced to confront where his own loyalties lie.
She’s Ramona | Ella es Ramona
Original Title: Ella es Ramona
Directed by: Hugo Rodríguez
Produced by: Mónica Lozano
Ramona is a big woman, with little luck. Her childhood was filled with verbal abuse and namecalling from her mother, sister and friends. As an adult, things haven’t gotten much better. Her weight is the reason she gets laid off from her beloved job in the beauty industry, and also impedes her from being a candidate for the liposuction she wants so desperately. Just as her universe seems to collapse around her, Romona finds magical beetles in a tarot café, which begin to change her luck.
The Obscure Spring | Las Oscuras Primaveras
Original Title: Las Oscuras Primaveras
Directed by: Ernesto Contreras
Produced by: Mónica Lozano, Luis Albores, Érika Ávila, José María Yazpik, Carlos Meza Yazpik, Eamon O’Farril
Igor and Pina are plagued by a desire for each other that they are not free to act on. They try to distract themselves by focusing on their home lives. As Spring arrives their lust finally reaches a breaking point, and their lives are filled with passion, but at what cost?