Critically acclaimed filmmaker Pablo Proenza has signed on to direct "Fragmentos de Amor Furtivo" (Fragments of Secret Love) the big screen adaptation of the sensational novel by renowned Latin American author Héctor Abad Faciolince. Proenza will direct "Fragmentos" from a draft he is set to write.
Proenza broke records for IFC Films last year when his supernatural thriller "Dark Mirror" became the best-selling title of their powerful OnDemand brand. "Dark Mirror" was Proenza's feature debut.
Set against the backdrop of Medellín's civil unrest, "Fragmentos de Amor Furtivo" tells the story of Rodrigo, a piano-tuner and former composer, who begins a love affair with Susana, a sensuous swimming instructor who each night -- in a twist on the book "One Thousand and One Nights" -- inflames Rodrigo with tales of her past lovers.
"Fragmentos is an exploration of desire, with thriller elements," says Pablo. "Susana is a mystery and each story is a clue to her past, but it soon becomes clear that there's much more to her than she's letting on."
The Puerto Rico-Colombia co-production is being produced by Laura Duque of One Film Corp and Clara Maria Ochoa of CMO Productions, whose film "Soñar no cuesta nada" was Colombia's official submission for Best Foreign Film for the 2007 Academy Awards. Duque optioned the rights to Fragmentos in 2007.