Magazine article Screen International

LatAm Market Hails Blood Window

Magazine article Screen International

LatAm Market Hails Blood Window

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Blood Window, the first Latin American Fantastic Film Market, has been attracting plenty of interest at the fifth edition of Ventana Sur that runs from December 3-6 in Buenos Aires.

Dedicated to the genre in all of its diversity, the new section presents 56 films produced between 2011 and 2013, including works-in-progress and projects.

"The idea is to offer a space for Latin American 'fantastic' films where distributors, sales agents, directors and festival programmers from the five continents can have access to all the productions in different stages," said Blood Window coordinator Javier Fernandez.

The so-called 'fantastic' cinema is particularly vibrant in Latin America. "In countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, this genre grew strong thanks to the creation of film schools and specialised festivals such as Morbido in Mexico, Fantaspoa in Brazil and Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre in Argentina," added Fernandez.

Renowned directors to come up through the movement, according to Fernandez, include Adrian Gracia Bogliano from Argentina who directed Ahi Va El Diablo (2012), Jorge Michel Grau from Mexico (Somos Lo Que Hay, 2011), Jorge Olguin from Chile (Gritos Del Bosque, 2013) and Rodrigo Aragão from Brazil, who directed Black Sea (pictured), which screened at Ventana Sur this week.

In total, six films, completed or in post-production, are screening at the market. They include: Black Sea and Fernando Mantelli's Restless Sea from Brazil; Mauricio Brunetti's The Innocents and Gabriel Grieco's Still Life from Argentina; Miguel Urrutia's Colombian film The Game Of The Hangman and Rodrigo Susarte's Chilean entry Window. …

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