Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #95. Sebastián Silva’s Rotting in the Sun
Rotting in the Sun
Before sliding into television (he has two projects in development with Ari Aster and the A24 folks), Sebastián Silva will be returning to premiering a Park City his latest oeuvre. The Chilean filmmaker blurs the lines by making some possible auto-fiction with a comedy noir-laced micro project that was filmed in Mexico. On Rotting in the Sun, Silva is reunited with Catalina Saavedra – the actress from his 2009 hit The Maid and also reunites with producer Jake Wasserman (2018’s Tyrel) and Film Editor Sofia Subercaseaux — who has teamed on several of his films dating back to Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus. Production took place around November of ’21.
Gist: Follows social media celebrity Jordan Firstman as he starts a search for filmmaker Sebastian Silva who went missing in Mexico City. He suspects that the cleaning lady in Sebastian’s building may be involved in his disappearance.
Release Date/Prediction: This is among the Premieres section offering at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.