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PRODUCTION France / Guatemala / Luxembourg

Jayro Bustamante shooting Tremblings

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- This will be the second feature by the filmmaker who rose to prominence with Ixcanul Volcano; it is being staged by Paris-based outfit Tu Vas Voir and will be sold by Film Factory

Jayro Bustamante shooting Tremblings
Director Jayro Bustamante

Yesterday, the six-week shoot for Tremblings [+see also:
film review
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interview: Jayro Bustamante
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]
, the second feature by Jayro Bustamante, following his sensational Ixcanul Volcano [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jayro Bustamante
film profile
]
, kicked off in Guatemala City. His debut feature benefited from a prestigious launch in competition at Berlin in 2015, where it scooped the Alfred Bauer Prize. Standing out among the cast members of his new opus are Juan Pablo OlyslagerDiane BathenMauricio Armas and Maria Telón.

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The story, written by the director, revolves around 40-year-old Pablo, a “respectable man" who is a practising evangelist and is married with two children. But even he is not spared the basest temptations, and he falls in love with Francisco. His family and his church will help to cure him. God loves sinners, but He hates sin...

Executive-produced by Edgard Tenembaum and Gérard Lacroix for Paris-based outfit Tu Vas Voir (which was also involved in the Ixcanul Volcano venture) and La Casa de Producción (Guatemala), Tremblings is being co-produced by Arte France CinémaMemento Films Productions and Luxembourg’s Iris Productions. It has also secured backing from the CNC’s World Cinema Support, Ecla and the Film Fund Luxembourg. The shoot will take place in the Guatemalan capital until 4 August, with Luis Armando Arteaga (who lensed Ixcanul Volcano and also garnered much acclaim more recently in the Cannes Critics’ Week for his work on La familia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) serving as DoP. The French release will be managed by Memento Films Distribution, while international sales have been entrusted to Spanish firm Film Factory Entertainment.

(Translated from French)

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