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Selva trágica

Orizzonti

Director:
Yulene Olaizola
Production:
Malacosa Cine (Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola), Manny Films (Birgit Kemner, Philippe Gompel), Varios Lobos (Pablo Zimbrón Alva), Contravía Films (Oscar Ruiz Navia), Zoología Fantástica, Barraca Producciones
Running Time:
96’
Language:
Spanish, Maya, English, Creol
Country:
Mexico, France, Colombia
Main Cast:
Indira Andrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Mariano Tun Xool, Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez, Eligio Meléndez, Eliseo Mancilla de la Cruz, Dale Carley, Shantai Obispo, Nedal McLaren, José Alfredo González Dzul, Antonio Tun Xool, Marcelino Coba Flota, Gildon Rowland, Mario Canché Pat, Guillermo Muro Cárdenas
Screenplay:
Yulene Olaizola, Rubén Imaz
Cinematographer:
Sof a Oggioni
Editor:
Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola, Israel Cárdenas, Pablo Chea
Production Designer:
Luis Luino
Costume Designer:
Samuel Conde
Music:
Alejandro Otaola
Sound:
José Miguel Enríquez Rivaud
Visual Effects:
Gustavo Bellón, Javier Velázquez, Benoit Mannequin

synopsis

1920, on the border between Mexico and Belize. Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman. Her presence incites tension among the men, arousing their fantasies and desires. Filled with new vigor, they face their destiny, without knowing that they have woken up Xtabay, a legendary being that lurks in the heart of the jungle.

director's statement

The film is set in the early 1920s on the Mexico-Belize border during the years of gum extraction in the region; gum workers penetrated deep into the jungle for as long as eight months at a time. Selva Trágica takes viewers into this hostile environment, absorbing them in the human conflicts brewing within it. The jungle is a living being, harassed by those men trying to steal its treasures; but it takes revenge in different ways, with poisonous plants, swarms of mosquitos, fierce animals, and with the enchantment of mysterious creatures.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Rubén Imaz, Yulene Olaizola - Malacosa Cine
Victor Hugo #39
11590 - Mexico City, Mexico
Tel. +52 525565534096
Mob. +52 15554006972
malacosacine@gmail.com
Facebook: @selvatragica
Facebook: @yuleneolaizola
Instagram: @yulene13
Twitter: @yuleneolaizola
Facebook: @malacosacine
Instagram: @malacosa_cine
Twitter: @cine_malacosa

PRODUCTION 2: Birgit Kemner, Philippe Gompel - Manny Films
6 cité Hermel
75018 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 686265409
b.kemner@mannyfilms.fr
http://www.mannyfilms.fr

PRODUCTION 3: Pablo Zimbrón Alva - Varios Lobos
Enrique Rébsamen 407
03020 – Mexico City, Mexico
Tel. +52 5578220725
Mob. +52 5534741599
pablo@varioslobos.com
http://www.varioslobos.com

PRODUCTION 4: Oscar Ruiz Navia - Contravía Films
Carrera 24B, # 2A-27
760001 – Cali, Colombia
Tel. +57 24053933
Mob. +57 3017842755
papeto@contraviafilms.com.co

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Zoología Fantástica, Barraca Producciones

WORLD SALES: Pablo Zimbrón Alva – Varios Lobos
Enrique Rébsamen 407
03020 – Mexico City, Mexico
Tel. +52 5578220725
Mob. +52 5534741599
pablo@varioslobos.com
http://www.varioslobos.com

PRESS OFFICE: Gloria Zerbinati
50 Rue de La Goutte d’Or
75018 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 786800282
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com


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