A boy lives a dull life full of chores on his father’s ranch, until one day when he befriends one of his father’s livestock- a piñata llama!
What was the process of you discovering the source material and trying to get it produced?
DeCaprio: As soon as I read the novel I thought, “This is like a modern day Caligula.”
Why did you want to be in this film?
Redford: Because he asked me! In all honesty, I’ve spent many years building an organization to promote independent film, and yet no one has asked me to work in their film.
What in your own life has helped you connect with the story?
John Crowley: I moved to London when I was 27 to direct a play at the National Theatre. Having been back and forth from London since I was about ten, I knew London better than I knew Dublin.
She is a woman in despair who calls a suicide hotline not for help, but to say goodbye. He is the operator who takes her call, who must do everything he can to keep her on the line. Will he lose her, or will she find the will to live?
Late Spring is the story of Mahmoud, a petty clerk in a police station during the beginning of the Libyan revolution, who must suddenly chose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help.
Desperate to escape their native Cuba in a time of turmoil, Marciel and his young sister, Perla, journey in the cover of nightfall, boarding a makeshift raft. Cobbled together by twisted metal and foam and propelled by an old Soviet car engine, their vessel is the only thing that stands between them and the open sea. Esta Niña Linda is a short film about survival, and the story of a brother and sister’s relationship as they trek 90 miles in search of the U.S.