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Inside Cannes 2012 Day 6: Pablo Stoll Ward’s 3

Early in the morning, the Directors’ Fortnight section hosted the international premiere to Pablo Stoll Ward’s 3. Starring a broken up family of the father (Humberto De Vargas), mother (Sara Bessio) and late teens daughter (Anaclara Ferreyra Palfy), the film navigates between solitudes, and post break-up connections. Put on the map via 25 Watts (2003) and then the Un Certain Regard selected Whisky (2004), Stoll took a bit of a break to produce and put energy towards the more experimental Hiroshima, before returning to a story that was originally created by him and Juan Pablo Rebella. The majority of the Q&A was in Spanish/French, but in a nutshell, the Uruguayan filmmaker discussed a.) the type of comedies he tries to make – more in the vein of those that make you think and smile rather than burst out laughing, b.) he mentioned the their cinema has started receiving support in terms of funding about five years back, c.) that he had Anaclara Ferreyra Palfy in mind to play the daughter after she appeared in one of his shorts at a younger age and thankfully got to recast her despite the fact that she had grown older. Actress Sara Bessio mentions that she feel in love with a character that is mostly in observation mode.

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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