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Uruguay’s Lucia Garibaldi Prepares ‘The Last Queen’

Uruguay’s Lucia Garibaldi Prepares ‘The Last Queen’

Panama City — Uruguayan helmer Lucia Garibaldi is prepping her second feature after her debut pic, “The Sharks,” which swept the 2018 San Sebastian Films in Progress awards and later premiered in Sundance, where she won best direction in the World Cinema Dramatic section.

The Sharks” also recently won the Grand Prix Coup De Cœur at Toulouse.

Her next project is “La Última Reina” (The Last Queen), which participated in the Ibermedia Project Development Class.

Coming-of-age drama “The Sharks” features a powerful disruptive performance by first-time actress Romina Bentancur, who plays a 14-year old tearaway Rosina in a sleepy coastal town pervaded by simmering emotional and physical violence.

“She is the shark, the bad wild animal, she moves under the surface, she’s spontaneous and moves by instinct,” says Garibaldi. “I wrote the film seven years ago but it was only after I found the actress that it started to come to fruition.

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