“Kings of the World” (“Los Reyes del Mundo”), by Colombia’s Laura Mora (“Killing Jesus,” “Frontera Verde”) has shared its trailer solely with Selection prematurely of its world premiere in Spain’s San Sebastian competition and its Oct. 6 theatrical launch in Colombia.
Mentioned Mora: “We’re very completely happy to lastly have the ability to launch the movie! It has been a really lengthy and demanding course of…. And to premiere within the official competitors of a competition like San Sebastián, surrounded by administrators that we deeply admire, is an honor.”
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Performed by non-pros, “Kings of the World” follows 5 teenagers starting from ages 12 to 19 who roam aimlessly by way of the streets of Medellin, Colombia. When Rá, the oldest within the gang, receives a letter from the federal government concerning the restitution of land that was seized from his grandmother by the paramilitary, he and his pals resolve to make the journey with the hope and dream to lastly discover their place on the planet.
The trailer tracks their journey to discovery as they depart Medellin and cross the mountain vary. “They may journey this lengthy street between the delirium, the vitality, and the youth of those that embark on the journey of their lives. The fantastic thing about the panorama, and the encounters with different marginalized individuals who will welcome them, would be the prelude to an awesome feat,” the synopsis goes.
The principally female-driven manufacturing is led by Cristina Gallego of Ciudad Lunar, producer of the Oscar-nominated “Embrace of the Serpent” and producer-director of 2018 Cannes Administrators’ Fortnight hit “Birds of Passage,” together with Mirlanda Torres (“Manos sucias”), who leads the manufacturing firm La Selva Cine, co-founded with Mora and Daniela Abad.
The seeds of the concept for “Kings of the World” had been planted whereas casting for “Killing Jesus,” stated Mora. “I spotted that these greater than 90 boys we interviewed all shared a horrible feeling of exclusion, a certainty of not having a future. Nevertheless, nearly like a deep and delightful contradiction, they had been lively, generally delusional desires, all the time linked to the identical need: an obsession with having a spot on the planet, actually and symbolically,” she mused.
“From there, questions arose that I’ve all the time requested myself concerning the violence tied to the possession of the land. The nerve heart of the battle in Colombia is exactly that: That of a individuals who have been dispossessed of their land by landowners, massive elites and armed teams, who’ve shaped the idea of a particularly unequal and painful society,” she added.
The Ciudad Lunar and La Selva Cine manufacturing is co-produced with a formidable group of worldwide gamers: Iris Productions (Luxembourg), Tu Vas Voir (France), Talipot Studio (Mexico) and Mer Movie (Norway) in affiliation with Caracol Televisión, Dago García Producciones and Exile Content material.
The 70th San Sebastian Movie Competition runs Sept. 16 to 24.