King, by Chilean-American Niles Atallah ( Lucia ), deals Orélie Tounens Antoine, a lawyer who in 1860 took over a Mapuche territory, Araucania, make a kingdom where he would be the king, and his ministers and citizins Indians to maintain independence from Chile. According to its makers, the film, with a budget of half a million euros, penetrates the mind and offers a multifaceted portrait of an ambitious dreamer in a hallucinatory and surreal style.
Two projects from Asia are among the 15 new works selected to take part in this year's Atelier, part of the Cannes Film Festival's Cinefondation.
The remaining projects are approved for Atelier Sworn Virgin by Italian Laura Bispuri ♀ , Stage Fright by Greek director Yorgos Zois; Memories of the Wind by Turkish Ozcan Alper, Je ne suis pas un salaud by French Emmanuel Finkiel; Road Kill by Japanese Yuichi Hibi; Days of Cannibalism by Teboho Edkins Joscha (South Africa); Lamb by Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia), Out / In the Streets by Jasmina Metwaly ♀ and Philip Rizk (Egypt); Chenu by Manjeet Singh ( India), Ciao Ciao , Song Chuan (China), Me, Myself and Murdoch by Alabdallah Yahya (Jordan / Palestine), and Holy Airby Shady Srour, and The House on End Stree by Amir Manor, both Israelis .
The Atelier was created in 2005 within the Cannes Film Festival in order to give impetus to the movies and to create a new generation of filmmakers, helping them to complete the financing for his films. During the past eight years, 126 projects have been through the workshop, of which 83 have been completed and 29 are performing currently in preproduction.