Magazine article Screen International

Latido, 'Rara' Director Pepa San Martín Line Up 'La Felicidad'

Magazine article Screen International

Latido, 'Rara' Director Pepa San Martín Line Up 'La Felicidad'

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EXCLUSIVE: Chilean drama to follow well-received Berlin and San Sebastian title Rara.

Following the festival success of her first film Rara, Chilean director Pepa San Martín is lining up drama La Felicidad.

As they did on Rara, Madrid-based Latido Films will handle sales on the project, which San Martín is currently writing with Chilean actress and playwright Elisa Zulueta.

Guillermo Calderon - screenwriting collaborator of Pablo Larraín on The Club and Neruda - is on board as an advisor.

Chile-Argentina coming-of-age drama Rara won Berlin’s Grand Prix in the Generation KPlus strand in 2016. The film followed that accolade with the Horizontes Award in San Sebastian last September and two nominations at the Platino Ibero-American Film Awards, which are held tomorrow in Madrid.

Speaking to Screen in the Spanish capital where she is attending the Platinos, the director said: “Having made my first feature at 40, I want to take my time and work on stories that are meaningful to me. …

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