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Ventana Sur Unveils Its Goes to Cannes Lineup, Including the Latest From Mexico’s Rigoberto Perezcano and Argentina’s Laura Casabé (EXCLUSIVE)

Latin America’s premier film market picks include four disparate dramas and an animated novel adaptation.

Pulling from a couple of short stories by acclaimed Argentine author Mariana Enriquez, Casabé (“The Returned”), a Sitges award-winning Blood Window alum, deals in unrequited love in the sun-scorched countryside as her lead dabbles in the occult to win the affections of a teen crush in “The Virgin of the Quarry Lake.” Alejandro Israel at Ajimolido hails Casabé as “one of the most promising female genre directors in Latin America.” The work-in-progress previously won the main prize at Sitges Pitch Box and took advantage of support from Argentine film-TV agency INCAA and the Ibermedia program along with national and local rebates and initiatives from Argentina, Spain (ICAA, ICEC) and Mexico (Eficine) while being included in San Sebastian’s Co-production Forum. Perezcano, whose prior work includes the multi-prized “Northless,” relies on the moments that separate longing and ritual and differentiate the old guard from modern models of betrothal in “Lovers Farewell With A Glance,” introducing a steadfast protagonist who rallies against her parents to ensure she winds up with the man she loves.

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