Claudia Llosa, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival with “La teta frightened” (“The Milk of Sorrow”), the first Peruvian film nominated for an Oscar in a foreign language, will compete for the first time in the official section from San Sebastián with “Rescue Distance” (“Fever Dream”).
This film stars María Valverde, Dolores Fonzi, Germán Palacios and Guillermo Pfening. Llosa, who co-wrote the script with Schweblin, brings a dizzying and hypnotic tale of fears and the power of maternal love.
“Rescue Distance is a nightmare come true, a ghost story for the real world, an inquisitive tale and a love story,” Claudia Llosa has previously commented on the project where she is also a producer.
Set in a quiet rural community in Argentina, “Rescue Distance” explores the fears that surround motherhood, from the eyes of the protagonists Amanda (María Valverde) and Carola (Dolores Fonzi).
The Netflix film is a co-production of Peru, the US, Chile and Spain. Produced by Oscar and Emmy winner Mark Johnson (“Rain Man,” “Bugsy,” “Breaking Bad”) and Tom Williams of Gran Via Productions, and by Claudia Llosa.
The executive producers are Natacha Cervi, Sandra Hermida, Ken Meyer and José María Morales. In addition, the filming in Chile was worked together with the production company Fabula, of the brothers Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín, winners of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film for “A Fantastic Woman”.
José María and Miguel Morales of Wanda Films provided the Spanish assistance. The production had the support of the Chilean government agency CORFO through the High Impact Audiovisual Investment Support program.
A woman is dying far from home. A child accompanies her next to her. She is not her mother, he is not her son. As her time runs out, they tell a haunting tale of broken souls, invisible dangers, and the power of a mother’s love for her child. Based on the acclaimed novel by Samanta Schweblin.