Argentinian producer and sales agent, Filmsharks will be present at Ventana Sur's Blood Window parallel market with two titles, Hugo Cardozo's “Do Not Enter” and “Restless Waters, Shivering Lights,” by Angeles Hernández. “Do Not Enter,” ("No Entres,” Hugo Cardozo, Paraguay),is the first of a three-pic deal between FilmDarks, the fantastic horror arm of Guido Rud’s FilmSharks, and Cardozo, whose benighted hospital paranormal mystery-thriller “Morgue” proved 2019’s top local release in Paraguay, selling 60,000 tickets, and closing the U.S. (Well Go USA) and Latin America (WarnerMedia’s HBO Latin America) as well as Korea, Japan, France, Spain and Russia. A classic found footage shock fest, “Do Not Enter,” introduced to buyers at Berlin’s EFM, has two YouTubers breaking into a sinister mansion for pseudo paranormal clickbait. They get the real thing.
In “Restless Waters, Shivering Lights,” (“Faro,” Angeles Hernández, Spain) Relic’ meets ‘Shutter Island,’ says Guido Rud, who handles international and the latest from Mr Miyagi, Hernández and Matamoros Barcelona-based label, co-producers on “The Platform,”. Hernández solo directorial debut after “Isaac,” with Matamoros, the supernatural chiller has Lidia and father Pablo, returning to the family lighthouse after her mother’s accidental death. But something is wrong, Lidia believes. Her nightmares back her up. Hugo Silva (“Las brujas de Zugarramurdi,”) and Irene Montalà (“Un asunto privado”) star.
This year’s Blood Window Screenings also includes: “Charming,” (“Encantador,” José María Cicala, Argentina), a 1980s sleepy village-set suspense horror tale turning on the wouldn’t hurt a fly Tomás (Rodrigo Noya) looks after his mother, who works at the video store and clinic and collect dolls. A police inspector arrives to investigate why women are disappearing as Tomás, the local sheriff’s son, forges a connection with the psychotic Tina. Shock House Films produces.
“The Man With the Hat,” (“El señor del sombrero,” Roberta Sánchez, Diego Kartaszewicz, Argentina). Curious Samantha, 10, is hospitalized and falls into a coma. While unconscious, she develops a reoccurring dream of her father facing up to his fears. In each dream, she further reconnects to him and aids in his progress. Produced by the Sánchez-founded 16:9 Cine, which co-produced “Lateral Thinking,” starring “Money Heist’s” Itziar Ituño-fronted the film marks the directorial debut fiction feature for Sánchez and Kartaszewicz, a sound designer, and was teased at Cannes’ 2023 Blood Window Showcase.
“Omnipresents,” (“Omnipresentes,” Farid Rodríguez, Peru). In an abandoned city after a zombie plague, José looks for supplies as Matías and Andrea arrive to take their mother to a safe zone. Shot in 16mm, yje latest from Lima-based indie writer-director-producer Rodríguez.