Magazine article Screen International

First Trailer for 'Retablo'; Heretic Outreach Launches EFM Sales (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

First Trailer for 'Retablo'; Heretic Outreach Launches EFM Sales (Exclusive)

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Coming-of-age story won best Peruvian film at Lima Film Festival, screens in Berlinale Generation 14plus.

Athens-based Heretic Outreach continues to expand its international portfolio and has kicked off sales at the EFM on Generation 14plus selection Retablo from first-time Peruvian filmmaker Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio.

The Peru-Germany-Norway co-production is a coming-of-age story that won best Peruvian film at the Lima Film Festival last August and shot against the backdrop of the Peruvian Andes.

The storyfollows a young teenager who is groomed to follow in his father’s footsteps in the titular folk art of crafting artisanal boxes depicting religious scenes and important everyday events. Magaly Solier from 2009 Golden Bear winner The Milk Of Sorrow stars alongside Amiel Cayo.

Enid “Pinky” Campos served as producer on Retablo and the executive producer roster comprises Lasse Scharpen, Delgado-Aparicio, Iris Roca Rey, and Menno Döring. The production companies are SIRI Producciones (Peru), Catch Of The Day (Germany), and DHF (Norway). Heretic Outreach holds worldwide rights excluding the Nordic region.

The feature participated in the Sundance Labs and the New Works-in-Progress Forum at Seattle International Film Festival, and was completed with the participation of Siri Perú, Catch of the Day Films, DHF, Peru Ministerio de Cultura, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, SØR Fond, Sundance Institute, PromPerú, and AJE. …

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