VINCENTA B (formerly known as LA PELOTA ROJA) has scooped the biggest cash industry prize at San Sebastian’s industry awards this year, winning the Egeda Platino Industy Award for the Best Work In Progress (WIP) Latin American film. The film is supported by our GO CUBA! fund, for which it was submitted and selected by World Cinema Amsterdam in 2019.
The feature, directed by Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga (who participated in Horizontes Latinos at San Sebastian in 2016), follows the story of a Havana woman with the ability to see into the future who finds herself in a crisis when her only son decides to leave the country.
The prize carries a €30,000 award to the majority producer towards completing the film and a screening at Cannes Marché 2022. To be eligible films in the WIP categories must be in post-production.