Summer War

In Development, Thriller


Hugo is an American champion of a board game called Third Reich. His peaceful vacations will change when another tourist mysteriously disappears at sea, mixing life and game and turning the sunny beach into a dangerous place, like his own mind.


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Summer War
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Director’s biography

Alicia Scherson IMDb

Alicia Scherson is a filmmaker. Now based in Chile, she has studied, worked and lived in Cuba, Spain and the US. Her feature films Play (2005), Turistas (2009) and Il Futuro (2013, adaptation of “Una novelita lumpen”, by Roberto Bolaño ) been shown in theaters internationally and received critical acclaim and several film festival awards. In 2015 she co-directed with Cristian Jimenez the film “Family Life” (adaptation of a short story by Alejandro Zambra) which premiered ar Sundance 2017. She is also a scriptwriter and consultant for films and series, recently the films Rara (2016) and Karadima (2015). She is an associated professor at the Universidad de Chile.

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Funding, Labs and Workshops

Supported by Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual, Línea Escritura de Guion, CORFO Desarrollo 2017 - Creart 2018 Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo. - Selected in Europe - Latin America Co-Production Forum, Industry Club San Sebastian Film Festival 2017 - Mar del Plata International Film Festival Co-Production Forum 2017. - Audiovisual Fund, majority co-production line, call for proposals 2022.