by NILES ATALLAH
(Feature film, 2017)
REY premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in the Hivos Tiger Competition, 2017 where it won a Special Jury Award for “exceptional artistic achievement.” In the International Competition in FICUNAM, Mexico City, the film won the Audience Award.
CAST & CREW
Writer and Director : Niles Atallah
Producer : Lucie Kalmar
Cast : Rodrigo Lisboa (Orllie-Antoine de Tounens), Claudio Riveros (Rosales)
Cinematography : Benjamín Echazarreta
Art direction : Natalia Geisse
Sound Design : Roberto Espinoza
Original music : Sebastián Jatz Rawicz
Editing : Benjamin Mirguet
Duration : 91′
Language : Spanish, Mapudungun
Year : 2017
During development and postproduction REY participated at Cine en Construcción, Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse, France, 2016, the Cinefondation L’Atelier in the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. The project received a Production Award in the Framework program of the Torino Film Lab in 2012. The project also participated in the CPH:FORUM in Copenhagen and the rivieraLAB at the Riviera Maya Film Festival in Mexico. In 2011, REY participated in the Binger Writer’s Lab in Amsterdam and the Script & Pitch workshop at the Torino Film Lab.
Rey is supported by the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (CNC), Hubert Bals Fund, NRW, the Doha Film Institute, Amiens Screenplay Development Support, the Torino Film Lab Production Award and Distribution Grant, the Binger FilmLab, an Australab Award, and a Chilean Corfo development grant. The project was also selected to participate in the Pavillon Les Cinémas du Monde, Cannes Film Festival & Cinéma en développement 5, Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse, France, 2010 and at Australab at the Valdivia International Film Festival in Chile, 2010.
In 1860, a French lawyer dreamt of becoming the King of Patagonia. And he did become just that. Or so it seems.