(Photo : James Katz)
Aislinn Derbez's latest film "Tierra de Sangre" will premiere in Hollywood.
The Chilean film premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cine Latino de Los Angeles and was directed by James Katz. The film is a fantasy period film that was based on traditional myths. Katz said that he wanted to captivate and seduce the audience as well as interest them in new culture.
Katz said that he chose Derbez for the lead role because she was the best actress for the part. He also said that she had an old-fashioned look that made her perfect for the time period. When asked if the casting choice had anything to do with her father Eugenio Derbez's latest hit, "Instructions Not Included," Katz said that it was a coincidence and that it was a good time for Latin American cinema.
Debrez said that one of the hardest parts of the role she plays was nailing the Chilean accent because she did not know it and had never been to Chile. She added that one of her most difficult challenges as an actress has been to let go of the fact that she is the daughter of a famous actor. She added that acting does not come easy but that it is her passion.
"Tierra de Sangre" has already premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival and was also part of the Asian Film Market. The film was written by Katz and Oscar Torres and also stars Aurelien Wiik, Jose Maria de Tavira and Cosmo Gonik. The film is currently looking for a U.S. distributor and will most likely be released in 2014.