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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #86. Laura Mora’s Los Reyes del Mundo

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #86. Laura Mora’s Los Reyes del Mundo

Los Reyes del Mundo

Among the bright spots in contemporary Colombian cinema, Laura Mora moved into her third feature film this past autumn. With a rather fruitful filmography to date comprised of television and docu films, Los Reyes del Mundo (Kings of the World) sees Mora work with a significant alumni folks who mounted Birds of Passage. Inspired by Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Mobile Men, co-written by María Camila Arias, produced by Cristina Gallego (Birds of Passage) and Mirlanda Torres with some Euro co-production coin from Luxembourg and France, this sees the filmmaker return to a street youth portrait and once again working with non-professional actors – a tale about five young men from Medellín. Birds of Passage cinematographer David Gallego is also onboard – you can get a first look (here). Mora’s sophomore feature Killing Jesus landed her a trio of prizes at the San Sebastian film festival and it also premiered at TIFF.

Gist: This is about the marginalized who are excluded from the rest of humanity and who are seeking a place in this world.

Release Date/Prediction: Un Certain Regard selection could be for this third feature film.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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