Crónicas de Londres to be adapted into a feature film.
ANDES PICTURES, a new London-based independent film production company, has announced that it has acquired the film rights to Crónicas de Londres (London Chronicles), written by Peruvian author Gunter Silva Passuni. The film will be co-produced by Venezuelan producer Andrea Pérez and Peruvian producer Gustavo Portugal.
Crónicas de Londres is a collection of short stories about Latin American immigrants living in various British cities, in search of better and more dignified ways of life.
The stories are about feelings of fear, love, anxiety, homesickness, and failures experienced by all the characters. The power of these stories lies in the portrayal of conflicting and estranged characters.
The book will be adapted for the big screen by Mexican screenwriter Viridiana Marín, and the project seeks to provide opportunities for others in the film industry who are also part of the Latino community living in the UK.
In addition, the working title chosen for this project is Crónicas Latinas (Latin Chronicles). Gustavo Portugal said: “Latin-Chronicles was born from the idea of producing a Latin American story made by Latinos in the UK for the world.
“Furthermore, there is a lack of representation from our community in the UK film industry, and we are working to fill this gap; of course, these elements are not enough to produce a feature film from which my search of several years ended when a friend of mine invited me to meet Gunter Silva Passuni.
“Personally, it’s a project under my skin, because I can relate to many stories. I believe that there is something of each story in all of us inside the Latino community” .
Andrea Perez has similar thoughts on the project: “Since reading the stories, I’ve seen huge potential that has translated to the big screen.
“I can describe it as a film adaptation that will change the British landscape and the understanding of the Latino community in this country. Furthermore, it will work as an ode to the unique character of London; which includes many different communities coming together in synergy in a crazy greyish town.
“Audiences are hungry for new and better character-driven stories, and many Latino migrants (both older and younger generations) are dying to see Latin American representation in cinema, so why not give them just that?”
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