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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #86. Rodrigo Bellott – Tu Me Manques

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).

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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