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Bénédicte Lienard and Mary Jimenez are currently filming Fuga

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- The directors continue their cinematic exploration of Peru with a hybrid feature film that mixes documentary and fiction

Bénédicte Lienard and Mary Jimenez are currently filming Fuga
Actor Saor and director Mary Jimenez on the set of Fuga

With Fuga, which just started filming in Peru, Bénédicte Lienard and Mary Jimenez are launching themselves into another ambitious film project, with a hybrid format and an audacious narrative concept.

Like By the Name of Tania [+see also:
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, selected in the Generation section of the 2019 Berlinale, Fuga plays with genre conventions. Its plot is resolutely hybrid, mixing fiction and reality, and offering real people some beautiful characters to embody. It is a powerful cinematic gesture, fuelled by a long process of research and preparation, and an intense, particularly fruitful collaboration with the technical and artistic team, which includes cinematographer Virginie Surdej (Insyriated [+see also:
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, Adam [+see also:
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), who already worked on By the Name of Tania.

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Fuga brings us into the heart of the Amazon. Saor, a young Indian, has come to the funeral of his mistress, Valentina, in his native village. She has taken her secrets with her into her grave. By meeting those who were her friends, Saor plunges into his memories. He unveils the things that remained unsaid and gradually comes to understand the life of the one he loved, to the point where fear takes a hold of him.

Filming is taking place until late April, between Iquitos and Sauce. Like By the Name of Tania, Fuga will be edited by Marie-Hélène Dozo, frequent collaborator of the Dardenne brothers and nominated at the Magritte awards for her work on The Restless [+see also:
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by Joachim Lafosse. 

The film is produced by Hanne Phlypo for Clin d’Oeil Films (which will be presenting in Berlin, in a few days, the documentary Dreaming Walls [+see also:
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by Amélie Van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier). It is co-produced by Perpetua Films (Peru), SNG Studio (Netherlands) and Tu Vas Voir (France).

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(Translated from French)

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