Asger Leth filming in Hollywood

In 2006, he had his international breakthrough with the raw and uncompromising "Ghosts of Cité Soleil" from the Haitian ghetto. Now Asger Leth is ready to embark on his first feature film.

The 37-year-old Danish director recently announced that his next project is a Hollywood production featuring Sean Penn. The film with the working title "Cartel" will be produced by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Asger Leth won the attention of an American audience with "Ghosts of Cité Soleil", winning both the DGA Award for best documentary director in Los Angeles and an award for production at the Cinema Eye Honours in New York.News brief only – not released as newsletterFor further information:DFI factsheet
Ghosts of Cité Soleil