HBF+ co production Land and Shade (OT: La Tierra y la Sombra), directed by César Acevedo, is selected for the 54th edition of Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.
Land and shades tells the story of an old farmer that returns to his home, but has become completely alienated from his family and the village where he grew up. Danger looms on all sides across the vast, shimmering sugar cane fields; industrial progress is bringing far-reaching changes to the poor countryside.
A heartrending and socially aware family drama plays out between towering crops and choking dust.
The film is produced by Burning Blue in co production with Ciné-Sud Promotion (France), Una Films (Germany) and Topkapi Films (Netherlands).
HBF Plus is a programme by the Netherlands Film Fund and International Film Festival Rotterdam that is successfully involving Dutch film producers in international co-productions that have already received support from the HBF.