2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #86. Rodrigo Bellott – Tu Me Manques
One of the producers on the 2013 Sundance entry We Are What We Are, Bolivian filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott was his country’s foreign film category entry with Sexual Dependency a decade prior. Flash-forward to 2017 a personal story, that served as the basis for a book and then feature film. Starring Rossy de Palma, Rick Cosnett, Ana Asensio and Oscar Martinez, a U.S, Mexican and Bolivian co-production Tu Me Manques was shot last summer in New York and Bolivia.
Gist: Oscar Martinez plays a wealthy man from Bolivia with old school values, who learns about his gay son’s recent suicide in the U.S. While browsing through the son’s computer, he strikes up a conversation by mistake with his son’s boyfriend. The subsequent heated exchange prompts him to travel to New York looking for answers.
Production Co./Producers: Rodrigo Bellott, Elisa Lleras, Rodrigo A. Orozco.
Prediction: World Dramatic Competition.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international).