Magazine article Screen International

Panama's Q Films Plots Busy Slate (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Panama's Q Films Plots Busy Slate (Exclusive)

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Slate includes Frozen In Russia, set to shoot from January.

Writer-director Arturo Montenegro of Panama-based Q Films is at the American Film Market (AFM) meeting potential producing and funding partners on a number of projects.

Grace & Splendour

First on the runway is Frozen In Russia, a comedy about football fanatic Jamal who promises Panama’s famous wooden statue of Jesus Christ known as Portobelo’s Black Christ that he will marry a Russian girl if Panama qualifies for the 2018 World Cup.

When the Black Christ demands he find a wife before ‘la sele’ plays their final game, Jamal sells all his belongings and heads to Moscow in search of love. …

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