PUENTES project KILLING THE DEAD now in post-production

In post-production November 2018

THE LAST ONES by Veiko Öunpuu, producers: EAVE graduates Ellen Havenith, Katrin Kissa, Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff is in post-production. The plot: Rupi, a young Lapp man, estranged from his family of reindeer herders, just wants to save up some cash to leave his remote mining village. To that end, he is willing to toil away at the mine and traffic illegal pills. Meanwhile, he secretly falls in love with his friend's girlfriend, Ritta, who also attracts the attention of the mine's fearsome owner, nicknamed The Fisherman. Produced by Ellen Havenith for PRPL (Netherlands), Misha Jaari and Mark Lwoff for Bufo (Finland), and Katrin Kissa and Elina Litvinova for Homeless Bob Productions (Estonia). The project has benefited from financial support from the Eurimages European co-production fund, the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, Finnish public broadcaster YLE, the Lapland Film Commission and the Netherlands Film Fund.

PUENTES project MATAR UN MUERTO (KILLING THE DEAD) by Hugo Giménez, producer: PUENTES graduate Gabriela Sabaté is finishing post-production. Paraguay 1978, during Stroessner’s dictatorship, Pastor and Dionisio work burying bodies illicitly. In Argentina, the World Cup is being held. One morning, among the bodies, they find Mario, who is still alive. They know they must kill him but the problem is: in spite if what they are doing, they have never killed anyone before. A storm indicates that the winter is coming while the destiny of the three men is determined during the World Cup final. Both Pastor and Dionisio are the last link of a chain in the terrible system that has as a result in all the missing people. The film is supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, the World Cinema Fund and the Secretaría Nacional de Cultura of Paraguay.

Page published 30 November 2018. Updated 6 December 2018.

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