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Rosales takes new project to Cinéfondation Workshop


Jaime Rosales’s new work Dream and Silence is among the 15 projects selected for the Cannes Festival Cinéfondation Workshop, which is dedicated to development and co-production.

The Barcelona-born director, who is one of the most respected voices in the industry despite his limited popular appeal, is currently working on the film which, in his own words, explores “the unknown area between emotion, perception and the assimilation of spirituality”.

Dream and Silence, which is scheduled to shoot in 2011 in Paris, Barcelona and the Ebro Delta, will be produced by Rosales for Fresdeval Films in collaboration with José María Morales (Wanda Films), Ricard Figueras (In Vitro Films) and France’s Jérôme Dopffer (Les Productions Baltasar).

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The film will be dominated by the presence of Portuguese actress-singer Maria de Medeiros, who will play herself. During the summer holidays, the artist suffers a car accident with her family, which kills her daughter and leaves her husband in a coma.

Scripted by Rosales, the film will be lensed by DoP Óscar Durán. Its budget is currently estimated at €1.82m.

This is the director’s fourth feature after The Hours of the Day (2003), Solitary Fragments [+see also:
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(2008 - see news) and Bullet in the Head [+see also:
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(2009 - see news).

As part of the Workshop activities, Rosales will have the chance to present his project from May 14-21 to a series of professionals from the sector (sales agents, distributors, television network representatives, producers, funding bodies, financial backers, etc). Interested professionals can request to register for these meetings on the Cinéfondation’s official website.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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