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Araña at Toronto and San Sebastian film festivals

” Chile, the early 1970s. A violent far-right nationalist group is looking to overthrow Allende’s government. Amid the fervour of crime and conspiracy, group members Inés, her husband Justo and their best friend Gerardo pull off a political crime that changes the course of history. The shadow of betrayal kept them apart for 40 years until Gerardo decides to jumpstart the nationalist cause of his youth.

Now, Inés is powerful businesswoman with a reputation to protect. As the police monitor Gerardo and his growing home arsenal, she will do whatever it takes to keep him from revealing her dangerous political and sexual past.”

The scenario of Andres Wood’s latest film  ‘Araña’ (Spider) for 20th Century Fox Chile.

It’s our third collaboration (Machuca 2004, The Good Life, 2008) and this time, Andres asked me to be Creative Consultant. The premier international screening of Araña is at the Toronto festival (TIFF) on 6 September and its European premiere at the the San Sebastian festival on 24 September. Sorry I cannot be there to see it but I wish Andres all the best of luck for for the film in the “Latin Horizons’ competition.

Mamoun Hassan

Read more on the Variety website: https://variety.com/2019/film/festivals/san-sebastian-horizontes-latinos-the-moneychanger-spider-chicuarotes-1203293556/Ines and JustoGerado at homeInes the beauty queen

Ines and Justo kiss

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With Andres Wood in Oslo

Films from the South Festival - OsloMamoun has just returned from the FILMS FROM THE SOUTH festival in OSLO
where he accompanied his close friend, co-writer and producer colleague
the leading South American director ANDRES WOOD to showings of his three
latest works:

Machuca 2004 CHILE Dir. Andres Wood,(co-writer and co-producer Mamoun
Hassan)
La Buena Vida 2008 CHILE Dir. Andres Wood (co-writer and co-producer
Mamoun Hassan)
Violeta Went to Heaven 2011  CHILE Dir. Andres Wood

Andres’ latest work VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN  took the World Cinema Jury
Prize at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 and is appearing at this week’s BFI
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL and will be on theatrical release in North America
from November.

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Films of the South Festival, Oslo 6th – 8th October

Films from the South Festival - OsloMamoun will be attending the Films of the South Festival with Andres Wood in Oslo, 6th -8th October, for the screenings of Machuca, La Buena Vida and Violeta is alive in Heaven.

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