Chileans are excitedly awaiting the Premier of a new film “Tierra de Sangre” (The Vineyard) due to be launched at the International film festival of Santiago (SANFIC ) this week. The Director, James Katz, is currently in Santiago to promote his film which promises to be one of the great successes of SANFIC. Katz, born in Los Angeles with a Chilean mother, studied Film Making in Los Angeles before moving to Chile in 2006. His film which took more than 3 years to produce, is described as a combination of drama, folklore, and passion. “Tierra de Sangre” takes up the story almost 150 years ago, to period in which Chile, influenced by the trends in Europe planted imported French grape varieties and was protected from the devastation of the Phylloxera outbreak that wiped out most of Europe´s vineyards. Shot on location only a short drive from the capital Santiago, the film shows the beauty of the Maipo Valley featuring the vineyards of Viña Tarapacá and the original underground wine cellars of Viña Santa Rita.
Tierra de Sangre is expected to be circulated on general release at the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014.
Get a sneak preview by watching the trailer here!
Wine Source Chile
25 August 2013