The sky’s the limit for Guillermo Arriaga’s latest project…
The first look trailer has been released for the 65-year-old Mexican novelist, screenwriter, director and producer’s film Upon Open Sky.
Arriaga’s daughter, Mariana, and son, Santiago, co-directed the film, which is a Mexican-Spanish co-production, from his screenplay. Production companies are Kramer & Sigman Films and Clave Intelectual. Film Factory is selling.
The plot follows two teenage brothers who take a road trip to the border between Mexico and the United States to track down the man responsible for the car accident that caused their father’s death. Joined by their newly-met step-sister, the three siblings embark on a tense journey of revenge, which will ultimately see them come to terms with their father’s passing.
Upon Open Sky debuts in the Orizzonti sidebar at Venice before moving on to play TIFF en the Centrepiece lineup.
Arriaga is best known for his work with Mexican auteur Alejandro González Iñárritu, including the filmmaker’s two early acclaimed works, Amores Perros and 21 Grams. Guillermo also penned Iñárritu’s Babel, which earned him an Oscar nomination for best screenplay in 2007. He was awarded the Palma de Oro for best screenplay at the Cannes Festival in 2005 for his work on The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. As a producer, Guillermo won the Len de Oro at the Biennale de Venezia for Venezuelan filmmaker Lorenzo Vigas’s From Afar.