Indie Filmmaker Wraps “The Fates” in Rio de Janeiro

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While the story of boy meets girl has been retold countless times in film, a new feature ‘The Fates’ (Portuguese title, ‘You + Me’), set against the backdrop of Rio’s infamous favelas, offers a fresh take on the convention. The film has been a journey of discovery for American writer and actress Iyin Landre, who was raised in New York and recently hails from Los Angeles.

The Fates sees Landre playing Valentina, who travels to Rio to recover from the shock of her mother’s death but whose life is thrown . . .

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