Bac Films Shops Gael Garcia Bernal Starrer to AFM Buyers

Bac Films International has picked up sales duties on “The Ardor,” an Amazon-set feature from director Pablo Fendrik.  

Bac Films International has picked up sales duties on “The Ardor,” an Amazon-set feature from director, Pablo Fendrik.

Gael Garcia Bernal, left, and Alice Braga will star in this modern day Western, which is being sold at this week’s American Film Market.

Bernal will play an Amazon shaman who seeks revenge in the jungle after witnessing an attack. The film is due to start filming in March. Bac’s AFM slate also includes Baltasar Kormakur's real life survival tale “The Deep,” which is Iceland's entry for the 2013 foreign film Oscars.

Other films that Bac is handling at the AFM include "Hidden Diary" with Catherine Deneuve.

The film tells the story of an independent and single woman who lives in Canada. She is pregnant. Her parents still live in France in the small town she grew up. But while visiting them for holidays, she discovers her grand-mother’s hidden story, a woman who gave up her home and family in the fifties and never came back. Audrey will try to know more about it and this investigation will force her own mother to reveal a secret deeply buried.