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Rodrigo Gudino’s Feature Debut The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh to Screen at Cannes 2012

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Rue Morgue fans, the wait is almost over. Written and directed by the Morgue’s Rodrigo Gudino, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh has a premiere screening date.

The Cannes Film Festival 2012 will be the place for the screening, with one show on May 19 and another on May 23. The film stars Aaron Poole (Small Town Murder Songs, Gangster Exchange), with Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Julian Richings (X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Wrong Turn, Cube), Stephen Eric McIntyre (High Life, Fear X, The Lookout), Genie award winner Charlotte Sullivan (Population 436, Defendor, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster) and cult television icon Mitch Markowitz (“The Hilarious House of Frightenstein”) rounding out the cast.

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From the Press Release
Producer Marco Pecota and writer/director Rodrigo Gudino of Rue Morgue Cinema announced their feature film debut The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh will screen as part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada at Cannes 2012.

The film will receive two screenings in Le Marché du Film at the Leris 1 on May 19th at 11:30am and May 23rd at 3:30pm. Both Pecota and Gudiño will be in attendance.

“We are so honored to be part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada program this year,” said Marco Pecota, Producer at Rue Morgue Cinema. “To be included with some of Canada’s finest emerging talent is a very humbling experience.” For information on Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada in Cannes visit canada-cannes2012.ca.

“What excites me most about being part of Perspective Canada is that genre filmmaking continues to breakthrough and transcend film barriers,” said director Rodrigo Gudino. “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh is an ode to Hitchcock, the ultimate genre storyteller and as a first time feature filmmaker, I couldn’t be prouder of the direction the film is going in.”

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh tells the story of Leon Leigh (Poole), an antiques collector who inherits a house from his estranged mother Rosalind (Redgrave) only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult of angels. Multiple-award winning filmmaker Rodrigo Gudin has crafted a terrifying new film with a strikingly original narrative technique that looks at the psychology of ghosts.

Rodrigo Gudino's Feature Debut The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh to Screen at Cannes 2012

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh

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