A modern tale of survival and revenge… This already sounds like a pretty cool description for the movie which will mark Pablo Fendrik‘s follow-up to his 2008 Blood Appears. And, as you already see in our title, two great names are attached to star in the whole thing – Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga! Check out the rest of this report for more info!
The Ardor will center on a lone Amazon shaman, played by Garcia-Bernal, who comes across a humble tobacco farmer, and his beautiful daughter (I guess that girl is Braga). When a band of deforesters attack the tobacco farm, the daughter is kidnapped and forced to watch her father being brutally killed.
According to director Fendrick, this movie is a personal but action-packed Western, which will help us understand the struggle between man and nature, in a dazzling environment increasingly destroyed by deforestation.
Another interesting thing about this project is that it is one of the most ambitious movies now coming out of Latin America, or, as Gilles Sousa (from Bac Films Intl.) explained:
We want to follow directors in arthouse films that have potential crossover success.
In addition to Sousa’s words, let me also add that Bac Films Distribution will handle French distribution while Bac Films Intl. has taken international rights.
The Ardor starts shooting in the Amazon in March.