That includes a roster of non-professional actors, Laura Mora’s San Sebastián-bound “The Kings of the World” (“Los Reyes del Mundo”) follows a bunch of 5 boys, aged 12 to 19, who discover a sense of group collectively whereas wandering the streets of Medellín, Colombia. Selection debuted the movie’s trailer in an unique.
As Rá, the chief and eldest member of the group, explains within the spot, “They’re my household. They’ve obtained no person. Me neither. We’re alone, all of us.”
The boys dream of discovering, or creating, a spot to name their very own. “In my very own excellent world, in the event you don’t need to exist, you don’t need to,” one boy muses. One other presents, “I don’t wanna go to sleep, I don’t wanna get outdated.” Another person describes, “I’d prefer to be invisible, like a shadow.”
When Rá receives a letter informing him in regards to the restitution of land that was stolen from his grandmother by the paramilitary, the boys imagine they’ve lastly discovered their particular place. However, sadly, their journey nonetheless has some obstacles. “The land is, in actual fact, yours,” Rá is knowledgeable, “however this stuff aren’t that straightforward.”
Mora directs and the movie’s producers are Cristina Gallego (“Birds of Passage”) and Mirlanda Torres (“Manos sucias”).
Mora informed Selection that she first had the thought for “The Kings of the World” in the course of the casting of her earlier function, “Killing Jesus,” a few younger girl trying to find the person who murdered her father. “I noticed that these greater than 90 boys we interviewed all shared a horrible feeling of exclusion, a certainty of not having a future,” the filmmaker recalled. “Nonetheless, nearly like a deep and delightful contradiction, they have been lively, generally delusional goals, all the time linked to the identical need: an obsession with having a spot on this planet, actually and symbolically.”
Miniseries “Frontera Verde,” documentary “Código Origen,” function “Antes del fuego,” and episodes of “Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal” are amongst Mora’s different directorial credit.
“The Kings of the World” will display in Competitors on the San Sebastián Worldwide Movie Competition, set to happen September 16-24. It is going to be launched in Colombia October 6.