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Interview: Laura Mora – The Kings Of The World (Los reyes del mundo)

Interview: Laura Mora – The Kings Of The World (Los reyes del mundo)

In anticipation of the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, I chatted with Laura Mora, whose latest film The Kings of the World is Colombia’s official submission in consideration for the Best International Feature Category. The film won the Golden Seashell, the top prize at the 2022 San Sebastián Film Festival. Mora discusses development of her script, which eventually included screenwriter Maria Camila Arias, and as well as her collaboration with celebrated cinematographer David Gallego. The importance of showcasing empathy and intimacy between her characters pulls focus, and Mora speaks to the organic creative process which transpired among her first time actors during production. Netflix bought the North American rights to the film and plan to release it in 2023.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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