VERGEL

By Kris NIKLISON

CASADASARTES FILMS - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2017

A sudden mourning brings a woman to the edge of madness. Funeral procedures, heat and a neighbor that comes to water the plants, come together in an emotional journey in which it is impossible to distinguish the real from the unreal.

Festivals
& Awards

INCAA ANCINE Coproduction Contest 2013
US$ 250 000
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Official Selection Argentinian Competititon
Rio de Janeiro IFF 2017
Première Latina
Gramado Film Festival 2017
Official Selection Brazilian Competititon
Mix Brasil 2017
Official Selection International Competititon
Carthage Film Festival 2017
Latinamerican Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama, Epic
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kris NIKLISON
    • Writer(s)
    • Kris NIKLISON
    • Producer(s)
    • Kris NIKLISON (BASATA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • A husband's death interrupts the summer vacation of a brazilian couple in Argentina. Amid the grief, the woman is faced with an arduous and time-consuming paperwork for the repatriation of the body. This waiting happens in an apartment borrowed with an exorbitant amount of plants, and the woman has the responsibility to take care of them.

      Victim of pain and loneliness, and tortured by a sweltering heat, she reaches a state of madness in which she no longer knows how to distinguish the real from the unreal.
      When the downstairs neighbor offers to water the plants, the women and the plants existence will be transformed.
    • Partners & financing
    • Coproduction BASATA FILMS

      Financing:
      ARGENTINA
      US$ 300 000 INCAA's subsidy
      US$ 30 000 own resources

      BRAZIL
      US$ 250 000 Contest Prize
      US$ 20 000 Audiovisual Brazilian Law
    • Production schedule
    • 2018 - commercial premiere
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 20, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 20, 2016
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