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GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico’s Emilio Maille, whose visually arresting docu “Sky Poets” competes in Guadalajara’s Premio Mezcal section, is gearing up to make only the second fiction film of his career, “Yesterday’s Dream” (“El Sueño de Ayer”). Maille is best known for his breakout drama, “Rosario Tijeras,” a 2005 box office hit based on the eponymous Colombian bestseller by Jorge Franco Ramos.
“Sky Poets” co-producer Monica Lozano of Alebrije Prods. and Maille’s producing partner Gustavo Angel serve as producers of the musical drama inspired by the late Cuban mambo king Damaso Perez Prado, hailed as the Tropical Glenn Miller of his time. Damian Alcazar (“Ms. Bala,” 2019) is attached to play Prado opposite Spanish modern flamenco sensation, Rosalia, who plays his love interest.
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In “Yesterday’s Dream,” Prado wakes up in 2019 from what he thinks his death of some 30 years ago was just a strange dream. He seeks out the love of his life, Magdalena, in a bid to revive their lost romance. In his search, he meets young Lazaro who guides him through a much-changed Mexico City but where its music and its night life are still as vibrant as ever.
Maille plans to create an imaginary Mexico City, a tropical “Moulin Rouge” if you will, where music and dance...
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