Rei Cine, Snowglobe, Cine-Sud Promotion Board Quijote’s ‘The Settlers’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Madrid — Selected for this year’s Cannes Atelier, Felipe Gálvez’s Chilean Western “The Settlers,” one of the most buzzed-up projects to come out of Chile in recent years, has attracted three of the most successful production partners currently working in Latin America: Argentina’s Rei Cine, Denmark’s Snowglobe and France’s Cine-Sud Promotion.

Lead produced by Chile’s Quijote Films, “The Settlers” hits Cannes having won in November the 2018 TorinoFilmLab, one of Europe’s key co-production prizes.

The Quijote-rei Cine partnership won financing from the Chile-Argentina bilateral co-production fund.

Written by Gálvez, and scheduled to shoot in tierra del Fuego and Patagonia in March 2020, “The Settlers” is set in 1901 as Segundo, a mixed-race Chilean, rides south on an expedition led by MacLenan, a former Boer War English captain and Bill, an American mercenary, to fence off land granted to Spanish landowner José Menéndez. They brutally – and euphorically -slaughter a settlement of indigenous Onas,
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