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Wrap Latinos Horizons with Manuel Nieto ‘Employers and Employees’

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Uruguayan filmmaker Manuel Nieto’s social thriller “The Employer and the Employee”, starring Nahuel Perez Bisquart (“Persian Lessons”) and “BPM” (beats per minute). The San Sebastian Film Festival closed The Horizons Latinos sidebar on Thursday 23 September. It was a journey that began at Cannes Directors Fortnight where the world premiered after winning the Development Award at the Latin Film Festival in Toulouse, Mar del Plata’s Lobolab and San Sebastian’s WIP Latam.

Picked by Latido Films in Cannes in July, “The Employer and the Employee” is Nito’s third feature since his debut.The Dog pound, “after”The Militant. “If a through line can be found in one of his films, Nito sees several:”The Lead masculine, The The image of the father is always present, they deal with the youth at different stages and the weight of responsibility and always touch The Inheritance, the idea of ​​identity, ”he said Diversity When sitting on a sunny roof The Hotel Maria Christina.

The Employer And The Employee“Follows The Parallel life of two young men, both young fathers but from opposite ends The The social spectrum has been given to Rodrigo starring Perez Biscuit The His father is responsible for running The Family soy garden. Anxious to find a qualified driver for The The combined harvester and tractor of the estate, he employs Carlos, played by non-pro Christian Borges, despite the obvious lack of experienced Carroll. Despite their very different backgrounds, they mirror each other, both fighting with their young families and trying to please their respective fathers. A tragedy strain The They have formed that uncomfortable alliance.

Set in rural Uruguay, which fascinates Nioto, The The film also focuses on The The 100-year-old tradition of weekend racing is dead The The countryside where both The The rich and the poor compete. “The The horse is a symbol of freedom and The Their relationship is broken, ”Nito explained.

Always working from his own script, Nito admitted that his biggest dream would be to adapt a novel by Philip K. Dick. He has a sci-fi film titled “Los Ladronis de Ganado” (“Cow Thief”), which he describes as a mysterious, naturalistic sci-fi film in rural Uruguay. It took six years to post from the idea “The Employer And The EmployeeSo he knows it will take some time.

Meanwhile, she’s working on a documentary about her family, “Q Pienson Miss Higgins,” centering on her three sons, ages 5, and 10, which she started this year. “It will be portrayed with observation and discernment and how they think, how they see life, discover their parents,” he said.

The Employer And The EmployeeNito’s Roken Films, the Argentine company Pasto and Murillo Cine, Brazil’s Vulcana, and Sancho and Panta, and France’s Paraso Productions.

Producers include Nieto, Bárbara Francisco, Georgina Baisch, Cecilia Salim, Paola Wink, Michael Wahrmann, Julia Alves and Nathalie Trafford.

Commenting The Support of many countries The The film, Francisco says: “To make a film in Latin America, it is almost a necessity to create a multilateral structure. The The case of Argentina or Brazil, The The way to make spontaneous movies is to maintain a very small structure that supports each film-specific company that leads to internal co-production contracts.

“Inside The In the case ‘The Employer And The Employee, “There are also The Its thematic problem The Movies; The gaucho world The Pumps, The Social and geographical themes are common The Uruguay-Argentina-Brazil triangle. So, in this case, a co-production like this also involves regional cultural and social issues, ”he added.

John Hopewell contributed to this article.

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