Magazine article Screen International

Rafi Pitts Teams with Radulescu, Karathanos on Soy Negro

Magazine article Screen International

Rafi Pitts Teams with Radulescu, Karathanos on Soy Negro

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EXCLUSIVE: Rafi Pitts is co-writing his next film with Romanian writer Radvan Radulescu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 days, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu).

Thanassis Karathanos, producer of Pitts' 2010 Golden Bear nominee The Hunter, will produce the Tijuana-set, English-language drama about a Mexican trying to cross the US border.

Pitts has secured development funding from the Medienboard fund for the film, called Soy Negro.

Iran-born director Pitts, who currently lives in Paris, hopes to shoot at the end of 2012 or early 2013.

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Soy Negro

The Hunter

"I have been thinking about this story since The Hunter," Pitts told Screen. "In a way I empathise with the Mexican character. Being in exile helps me understand his predicament. …

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