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Netflix Sets ‘The Milk Of Sorrow’ Director Claudia Llosa For ‘Distancia De Rescate’; Mark Johnson, Pablo Larrain Produce

Netflix Sets ‘The Milk Of Sorrow’ Director Claudia Llosa For ‘Distancia De Rescate’; Mark Johnson, Pablo Larrain Produce

Claudia Llosa, director of Oscar-nominated drama The Milk Of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) will be the first Peruvian director of a Netflix film. Spanish-language drama Distancia de Rescate, based on the novel Fever Dream by Argentine author Samanta Schweblin, is due to begin production in Chile in early 2019 from a script co-written by Llosa and Schweblin.

The film will be produced by Rain Man and Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson and Tom Williams for Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, working in conjunction with Juan and Pablo Larrain’s Fabula Productions of Santiago, winner of the foreign-language Oscar for A Fantastic Woman.

Set in a sleepy, rural community in Argentina, the film will tell the haunting story of broken souls, toxins, looming environmental and spiritual catastrophes, and the ties that bind a parent to a child.

“The film will portray the love and fear surrounding motherhood through a complex feminine prism,

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