Stray Dogs Picks Up Int’l Sales Rights to Venice-bound ‘Blanco en Blanco’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 8/21/2019 | Anna Marie de la Fuente
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SANTIAGO, Chile – In the run-up to the upcoming 76th Venice Int’l Film Festival, Paris-based Stray Dogs has closed international sales rights on Chilean drama “Blanco en Blanco,” which holds its world premiere in the festival’s Horizons sidebar.

Filmed last year in the frigid tundra of Chile’s Tierra de Fuego and Spain’s tropical Canary Islands, the anticipated second feature by helmer-scribe Theo Court (“Ocaso”) features Chile’s Alfredo Castro, who starred in 72nd Venice Golden Lion winner “Desde Alla” (“From Afar”) by Lorenzo Vigas. Castro leads an international cast that includes Germany’s Lars Rudolph and Spanish thesp, Lola Rubio.

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Set in the early 20th century, the drama centers on a photographer, played by Castro, who heads to Tierra de Fuego where he has been commissioned by a wealthy landowner to cover his wedding.

The photographer discovers that the bride is a mere child and begins to obsessively photograph her in secret. When he is discovered, he is cast out. Jobless and isolated, he takes up with a group of mercenaries who are killing the indigenous people of the region.

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Pointing out that Stray Dogs was the same company that picked up Chilean Dominga Sotomayor’s Locarno best director winner “Too Late to Die Young,” producer Giancarlo Nasi of Santiago-based Quijote Films noted: “‘Blanco en Blanco’ fits their penchant for director-driven arthouse films with strong aesthetic visions and edgy young talent.”

Quijote Films’ “The Man of the Future” competes in the international section of the 15th Sanfic (Santiago Int’l Film Festival).

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