Marjorie Estiano to Star in Cristian Ponce’s ‘A Mother’s Embrace’

One in all Brazil’s largest film-TV stars, Marjorie Estiano – an Worldwide Emmy nominee for her efficiency in Globo’s “Below Stress” and star of Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas’ Locarno winner “Good Manners” – is hooked up to take the lead in one of the awaited Latin American style movies of 2023, Brazilian horror characteristic “A Mom’s Embrace.” 

The sophomore characteristic from Argentina’s Cristian Ponce, director of Argentine style breakout “Historical past of the Occult,” the highest-rated horror title on Letterboxd’s 2021 Yr in Evaluate. 

“A Mom’s Embrace” is scheduled to enter manufacturing subsequent March.

It’s written by Ponce and pic’s producer André Pereira, who has Carrión at Ventana Sur’s Blood Window and whose firm, Lupa Filmes, produced “The Hint We Depart Behind,” which broke 30-year-old box-office data for a Brazilian horror film. 

“A Mom¡s Embrace” proved a spotlight a the Sanfic Morbido Lab 2022, the place it gained the pitching prize. The movie is a co-production with high-profile Mexican style producer and pageant organiser Pablo Guisa at Morbido. 

It’s billed as a survival horror set in 1996 throughout one of many largest tropical storms ever to hit Rio de Janeiro. Ana and her firefighter crew should evacuate a nursing house susceptible to its collapsing – however they quickly discover the mysterious residents in the home produce other plans.

“I’m thrilled that after working so onerous over the last couple of years on the event to get to the very best script, we’re about to shoot “A Mom’s Embrace” in March,” stated Ponce. 

“In some ways, this can be a very completely different problem from ‘Historical past of the Occult’ however I feel there’s a shared worldview and themes that generate a connection between each movies,” he added.

“By means of my expertise with Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas on ‘Good Manners,’ I used to be uncovered to the richness and depth that style movies can discover,” stated Estiano. 

She went on: “And now working with Cristian on ‘A Mom’s Embrace,’ I’m excited to breathe life into a personality going through traumatic relationships from her previous. It’s a fragile script, wealthy with symbolism and common themes. Going through our ghosts, accepting our historical past may be painful however really liberating. I’m positive it will likely be a bodily and psychologically difficult expertise.·

Added writer-producer Pereira: “‘A Mom’s Embrace’ explores previous trauma and discusses the relationships that strengthen our capability to cope with ache. It has been an unbelievable alternative to create a movie with superb collaborators from throughout Latin America and to carry a distinct perspective that subverts traditional horror sub-genres. I’m excited for individuals to get an opportunity to expertise what we’ve been engaged on.”