Magazine article Screen International

'The Summer of the Electric Lion' Wins at Cannes Cinéfondation

Magazine article Screen International

'The Summer of the Electric Lion' Wins at Cannes Cinéfondation

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The Chilean film receives a grant of [Euro]15,000.

‘The Summer Of The Electric Lion’

Chilean film The Summer Of The Electric Lion has received the top prize at Cinéfondation, the Cannes selection of short films from film school students.

Directed by Diego Céspedes from the University of Chile ICEI, the 22-minute film follows Alonso as he accompanies his sister Daniela, who waits to become the seventh wife of a mysterious prophet called El Léon (The Lion).

Céspedes receives a grant of [Euro]15,000 ($17,690), and is guaranteed to have his first feature presented at a future Cannes Film Festival. …

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