MONTEVIDEO

By Paul VENEGAS

XANADU FILMS - as PROD

First film - Post-Production 2018

Lei and Wong arrive in Guayaquil amid a dispute in the local Chinatown. Lei's goal is to reach New York, but her future is in the hands of Chang, a despotic mobster who falls madly in love with her. They will fight for their freedom while confronting their own emotions.

Festivals
& Awards

Beijing IFF 2014
Best Project Pitch Forum
Ventana Sur 2018
Video Library
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • ECUADOR, URUGUAY, COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN, SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paul VENEGAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Carlos TERAN, Paul VENEGAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul VENEGAS (Xanadu Films), Esteban SCHROEDER (La Suma Cine TV), Giuliano CAVALLI (Murillo Films)
    • Synopsis
    • LEI and WONG clandestinely arrive to Ecuador, on their way to the port city of Guayaquil. From here LEI plans to continue her journey to New York, but CHANG, a bipolar mobster will decide her fate.  WONG unwillingly gets entangled in the web of corruption that operates the encroachment of Chinese immigrants. His only objective is to bring his twelve-year-old son from China. CHANG falls in love with LEI, whereas she becomes conscious that her “china dream” of reaching New York is in jeopardy. VICTOR, a local young man becomes a possible escape. Mr LU, an older calligrapher, helps the young immigrants. LEI’s rejection of CHANG uncovers his ruthless personality. When a smuggling scheme sets LEI and WONG at a crossroads, they can only rely on each other to chase their freedom.
      "MONTEVIDEO" recounts the anguish of the immigrant, when deep emotions are subject to masculine power relations and where individuals struggle to save their dignity.

    • Partners & financing
    • Ecuadorian Film Institute
      Ibermedia
      Ecuavisa
      Murillo Films
      La Suma CINETV
    • Production schedule
    • Release 2018
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 04, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 21, 2018
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