EMBANKMENT UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT LONE SCHERFIG’S ‘THE MOVIE TELLER’ (EXCLUSIVE)
10th May, 2022
Screen Daily by Mona Tabbara
UK sales outfit Embankment has unveiled a first look at Lone Scherfig’s The Movie Teller.
Screen can exclusively reveal the image, which features newcomer Alondra Valenzuela with Bérénice Bejo and Antonio de la Torre.
The Spanish-language film is set in a 1960s mining community in Chile’s Atacama Desert, where it is in production. It is based on a novel by Hernán Rivera Letelier, La Contadora De Películas, about a woman who inspires a passion for cinema in her daughter. In a town where families are unable to afford tickets to the cinema, the daugther soon becomes the resident ‘movie teller’, re-telling the stories of the movies only she has seen.
The film is produced by Adolfo Blanco and Manuel Monzón of Spain’s A Contracorriente Films, Vincent Juillerat of France’s Selenium Films and Andrés Mardones of Chile’s Al Tiro Films. Latido Films is co-representing Latin American rights with Embankment.
Daniel Brühl, Pablo Schwartz and Mario Horton also star.