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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ Matar a un Hombre

#61. Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ Matar a un Hombre

Gist: Jorge is a hardworking family man, who lives with his wife and two of his three sons. He earns just enough to cover their basic necessities. One afternoon, while returning home from work, he is mugged by Kalule, a well-known delinquent from his neighborhood. Jorge escapes injury in the incident. But his older son decides to confront Kalule to recover the little that was taken from his father.

Prediction: Already a visitor on the Croisette for Huacho (2009 Critics’ Week), shooting on this France-Chili co-production began in August of last year, so this 2012 Atelier project has the potential of being the first of the dozen plus projects out of the gate and into a Cannes showing. Tonally this might be a better match for the Un Certain Regard slate.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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