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Ventana Sur’s Blood Window reveals its 2022 lineup

“She Wolf” director Tamae Garateguy, one of the hottest talents in Latin America’s booming genre scene, is set to direct “Fuckin’ Sexy,” a sex doll horror movie set at Argentine Machaco Films, producer Damian Rogna’s “Horror” and When evil lurks.

A daring swing, which Garage fans adore, “Fuckin’g Sexy” takes place on the triple border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil as worker Juan stumbles upon a life-size latex sex doll. He proves to be an “instrument of death”, but on a long trek through the jungle, Juan is introduced to his “noble heart”.

“Fuckin’g Sexy” looks like one of the undisputed highlights of the Blood Window Fant.Latina, a new section in Blood Window in Ventana Sur dedicated to six new projects by female horror/fantasy film directors, with other well-respected talents Big as Argentina’s Jimena Montoliva (“To Kill the Dragon”) and Spain’s rookie Ángeles Hernández (“The Lighthouse”).

Add five new genre titles from the Spanish Screamings Initiative, part of the Spanish on Tour shows, and the number of genre projects being brought to market at Blood Window has nearly dwindled compared to recent years. This reflects a bigger picture.

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“Latin America is growing year by year in the quantity and quality of projects,” Javier Fernandez, president of Blood Window, told Variety.

“We are very pleased with this year’s selection. I believe we have a robust program with proposals that dialogue with one another and seek to expand their frontiers, from the most extreme horror genres to intimate stories that seek to represent our deepest fears.”

Follow brief details of the project lineup. Titles for Blood Window’s work in progress will be announced soon.

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“I” (Rosario Jimenez Jelly, Chile)

Anna appears in shock and amnesia on a mountain in the woods. Examination of the iris reveals an unknown identity. I finally encountered a scientific explanation. A science fiction film – relatively rare in Latin America – from Jimenez Gilly, director of “Camila’s Awakening,” was seen in the first feature film competition of the Montreal World Festival.

“croak” (“La Sulapa,” Laura Sanchez Acosta, Argentina)

Captured in Sanfic-Mórbido in August, it is a distinctive expansion of the Sánchez Acosta Festival. Teenager Malina plunges into a forest to save her sister who has been captured by a creature: Sulapa. But there are more dangerous monsters lurking out there. Uncover real-life human trafficking with the support of Argentine Cruz del Sur Cine (“Limbo”), Far Away Cine (“Yésica”), and Sueko Films (“Reus”) from Uruguay.

“Fuckin’g Sexy,” (Tamai Garategui, Argentina)

These days, any new film by Garatigui’s prolific and provocative production (“Las Furias”, “Pompeya”), describes it. diverse As the “Argentina property undisputed shock and awe”, is an event. In many women are oppressed, fighting in brutal ways. Looks like “Fuckin’g Sexy” is no exception. A sex doll, found in a trunk that fell from a truck during a burglary, spews carnage in the woods.

“the Queen,” (“La Reina”, Jimena Montoliva, Argentina)

Fleur, 20, wakes up in a shack with two other girls after they have been kidnapped. They are presented to J. who tells them that it is theirs. The story “The kidnapping, vampire and redemption of three brides from c.” The latest project from another Latin American icon, director of “Clementina”, “To Kill the Dragon”, “Welcome to Hell” and producer of “She Wolf” and “Kryptonita”.

“wolf trail” (“El rastro del lobo,” Ángeles Hernandez, Spain)

Thriller, set in a futuristic dystopian world, marks the third feature of Hernández, known as Producer (Vulcania in 2015, The Platform in 2020). However, she is rapidly establishing her position as one of Spain’s leading female genre writers after her second feature, “The Lighthouse”, Now in the Job, and now “Wolf”.

“Visitors,” (“Los Visitantes,” Lucia Nieto Salazar, Uruguay)

An identity thriller marking the debut of Nieto Salazar, a multi-awarded short film director, winner of Special Mention (“Eanna”) and Best Short Film (“Negra”) in Uruguay Intl. Film Festival.

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“Anomic”, “Anomico”, Andrés Beltrán Nossa, Colombia)

A high-concept thriller: a man hires a hitman to kill him, but falling in love no longer wants to die. But he can’t find the killer. The first feature of Beltrán Nossa,

“Child’s Journey” (“El Vuelo del Bebé,” Marcela Matta, Mauro Sarser, Uruguay)

Matta and Sarser’s latest film, which caught the eye and closed key areas with the 2020 supernatural sex drama “Ghosting Gloria” sold by FilmSharks, and a follow-up to Los Modernos. In Baby’s Flight, a baby is thrown out a window. The film captures the multiple characters who witness their flight or influence them.

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“braid” (“La Trenza”, Gonzalo Calzada, Uruguay)

One of Blood Window’s notable projects, it was created in Coruya Cine by Javier Díaz, producer of Calzada’s “Nocturna” and “Legions” by Fabian Forte and directed by Calzada himself. A child lives as a prisoner tied with a braid to his twin sister, who died at birth. After finding out that his mother is doing magic with them, he decides to escape.

“Carrion” (Renata Pinheiro, Brazil)

A woman is kidnapped by a gang of outlaws. After a long life of suffering, Carnesa is murdered and makes a pact with a worldly entity to avenge, leaving a trail of carrion across a wasteland. Bifan/NAFF Blood Window Award winner, led by Brazilian Renata Pinheiro, celebrated for “King Car”, produced by Andre Pereira (“O Rastro”).

“The Peep,” (“El Destello,” Guillermo Carbonell, Uruguay)

From commercials director Carbonell, who took a producer credit for “The Evil Dead.” Tired of battling cancer, Ennis travels to her family’s country home to die on her own terms, until unexpected visitors push her into the midst of a supernatural confrontation. And Enas decides to fight.

“Huahuanten” (Christian Diaz Pardo, Pablo Joffrey Lopez. Mexico)

Xochitl, a rebellious girl, and her friends overcome many obstacles to go to a secret party for the pre-Hispanic black metal band Huahuantin – few suspect that the climax of the concert offers them a sacrifice to the Tezcatlipoca god, the Black Sun. Chilean director Cristian Diaz Pardo, winner of the Montreal World Film Festival, directed “González, False Prophets” with Pablo Joffrey Lopez.

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“The Last Witch” (“La Última Bruja,” Alberto Serra, Panama)

The latest from documentary and genre expert Sera, director of the award-winning 2021 Blood Window “El Sacrificio.” Zoe, whose family’s magic has always run through her veins, seeks revenge for her mother’s violent death at the hands of a man known as the Witch’s Hammer. Produces by Canadian company Frysha Boilard, based in Panama.

“Mother’s Memory” (“Memoria de una madre”, Mauro Ivan Ojeda, Argentina.)

After her adoption, Gennaro suspects that his new siblings, Nuria and Samuel, are suffering from a paranormal siege. Directed by Ojeda, writer of “The Funeral Home,” Shudder has been dubbed Fantasia, Sitges, and Frightfest—and it’s only the second Argentine film in their line. It was created at Doménica Films, whose credits include “Darkness by Day” by Martin Desalvo and “The Hunter’s Silence”.

“plasma,” (Daniel Aspelaga, Chile)

A feature film was produced by hu + mano in Chile, and the body horror film was shown at Sanfic-Mórbido. A globular body with tentacles is drawn across the skies of Valparaíso, generating in its inhabitants an uncontrollable desire for liberation, well-being and genetic modification, they tell the film crew that records the end of the world.

“The Secret of Evil” (“El Secreto del Mal”, David Valencia, Juan Camilo Cuervo. Colombia)

Durka inherits the family home she ran away from, and discovers notebooks relating to the atrocities that her family committed to staying in power. The winner of the Fantasolab Blood Window is directed by Colombian duo Valencia, a graduate of the New York Film Academy, and Cuervo. Produced by Marco Velez Esquivia at Lynch Anima, “Noise” and “Psychosexual” director and producer.

“Island of Silence,” (“Isla Silencio,” Andrea Dargenio, Argentina)

Mediator Xavier Kardec attempts to clean up an abandoned mansion in the Parana River delta for the ghost of Laura, a lonely and troubled teenager. The first feature of Andrea Darginho, whose first short film “El Agua” won the Argentine “Historias Breves” award. Produced by Dukkah Films, the new woodcut is by Pablo Udenio, producer of “The Critic” and “Abzurdah” for Disney, both for Disney, and the series “Casa Féliz” for Netflix.

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“unwelcome” (“Not Welcome,” Carlos Pelayo Gutierrez Nakatani, Mexico)

Film debut by Gutiérrez Nakatani, director of the short films “Missing” and “Plants Flowers Market”, selected for Los Angeles Cine Fest, “Sabbath” and “No Name”, supported by the state agency Imcine. An elderly advertising executive is retiring to care for his son with terminal cancer. Both are being watched and threatened by a stranger. Antonio Urdabileta (“This ain’t Berlin”) produces.

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“Bloody Mary” (Joseph Diaz, Spain)

Award-winning Sitges FanPitch Blood Window, a tale of women’s empowerment based on his short film “The 6 Relics of Helena Mason”. Diaz said the movie Bloody Mary “shows us that trauma is passed down through the generations until a person is strong enough to endure all that pain and treat it.” diverse. He added, “The film deals with very primitive themes such as toxic relationships, gender violence, cults and control, and ultimately revenge, and as the poster line says: Revenge always needs blood.”

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“Celestine,” (“Celestina”, Tina Olivares, Spain)

Described as a thriller about coming of age, Pia discovers that the deaths of her friends follow the plot of “La Celestina,” a medieval novel she’s reading for a high school assignment. If she does nothing, it will be her next death. “A deft and subtle adaptation by Tina Olivares to bring a world classic of Spanish literature into the modern age, setting it up in a high school,” says producer Coque Serrano at Spain’s La Charito Films. Olivares wrote a series of the most important Spanish series such as “Grand Hotel” and “Los Misterios de Laura”.

“sound echo,” (“Eco,” Nacho Solana, Spain)

Andrea’s twin sister dies. She believes it is murder, given that she can hear echoes from her last day, which can tell her who killed her twin, and why. A horror thriller and Solana’s signature debut after eight short films, including “No hay fantasmas,” which form part of the narrative world of “Echo”.

“mantis” (“Las Mantis”, Didac Jimeno, Spain, Argentina)

From Gimeno, an ECAM graduate who played the short “The Sleep of the Dogs” in competition at Sitges. After her mother’s death, Aitana spends the summer at her uncle’s and aunt’s farm, where she meets Loeb, an introvert who is obsessed with ghosts. Produced by Rafael Alvarez (“Canción sin nombre”, “El Arbol Magnético”).

“Zombie Meteor: The Movie” (Alfonso Fulgencio, Jose Luis Farias, Spain)

Come festival scattered animation disaster film as a meteor full of zombies hits the International Space Station. Bow short show at Austin’s Great September Festival. It’s directed by Farias and Fulgencio, founders of Paramotion Films and producer of event planner animation, behind the Quirino Awards and Weird Market.

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