MultiVisionnaire is bringing a bit of family magic to its lineup with Olegario Barrera’s The Blue Apple Tree, AKA El Manzano Azul.
This family film, shot in HD, takes us on an adventure into the countryside of the dazzling Venezuelan Andes with eleven-year-old Diego. Spending his summer with a grandfather he barely knows, in a secluded village that’s low on technology but high on kid bullies, Diego expects a summer of misery and boredom. However, when he discovers a mysterious blue apple tree and meets a young girl that he takes a strong interest in, Diego finds himself in a series of misadventures that teach him more and more about the importance of family, love, and friendship. Diego learns to live life differently and has an amazing experience that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere in the Centro de Arte de Maracaibo Lía Bermúdez and won Best Narrative Feature and an Audience Award at the 2012 Festival of Latin American Cinema, will now be traveling to Cannes’ MIPTV and Marche du Film with international sales agent MultiVisionnaire Pictures. English language dub is available. You can find more details on The Blue Apple Tree’s page here.