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Argentinian TV star Yamila Saud makes her mark in films
With an illustrious set of television projects under her belt, Argentinean actress Yamila Saud, who was the star of the rivetting 2016 film "Hypersomnia," which proved to be a powerful first foray into feature films, has been tapped to star in the upcoming film "Sol El Amor" aka "Only Love".

The film revolves around the unlikely love story of Ema, an earnest young lawyer with a relatively structured and uneventful life, and Noah, an irresponsible singer-songwriter with a bohemian lifestyle. Despite their overwhelming differences the love bug bites, and as the story unfolds the two embark on a powerful journey of growth, which helps them to realize what they really want and the ends their willing to go to in order to make it work. Yamila Saud will take on the starring role of Ema and Noah will be played by Franco Masini, whose known for his performances in the five-time Argentinean Academy Award and Goya Award winning film "El Clan" and the Argentinean Academy Award winning film "Betibú."

Slated to begin filming in Buenos Aires, Argentina in February 2018, "Sol El Amor" will be directed by Diego Corsini ("Pasaje De Vida," "Solos en la Ciudad") and Andres Caballero ("Gaucho del Norte," "City of Demons"), and is being produced by Hijo Unico Films, CineWorld, Benteveo Co. Workers and The Best Is Coming.

Saud says, "I am very happy to be part of this film... from the moment director Andres Caballero asked me to work on this project I knew Ema was a character I wanted to bring to life....She's a lawyer following in her father's footsteps, but when she and Noah cross paths their lives change completely. I think every actress dreams of making a movie about love and I'm not an exception."

Saud began her career at home in Argentina where she quickly began landing both lead and guest star roles on some of the country's most watched series. In 2012 Saud was tapped to guest star as Candy on Canal 13's award-winning dramatic series "Condicionados" ("Conditions"). Acting alongside three-time Argentinian Academy Award winner Oscar Martínez from the films "Paulina" and "Empty Nest," Clarin Award winner Soledad Silveyra from the films "My First Wedding" and "A Night of Love," and two-time Silver Condor Award winner Leticia Brédice from the films "Nine Queens," "Burnt Money" and "The One," Saud's performance as Candy, an ambitious teen who lies about her age to get into the magazine business, was pivotal to furthering the show's storyline.

"Condicionados" revolves around Dicky Cocker (Martínez) and Lorna (Silveyra), an unconventional husband and wife who made their fortune in the porn industry in the 80s, but after multiple failures and the loss of fame, their building frustration brings them to the brink of divorce. Things begin to turn around when their son convinces them to start an adult magazine, however even that brings with it a whole new level of drama. Saud's character Candy, who convinces Cocker to give her a job at the magazine, creates a world of trouble for Cocker, which he doesn't see coming until it's too late.

Saud's reputation for exceptional performances got another huge boost in 2013 when she guest starred in El Trece's romantic comedy series "Solamente Vos" ("Only You"), where she dazzled on-screen alongside Premio Martín Fierro Award winner Adrián Suar ("Silencios de Familia," "Guapas"), Argentinean Academy Award winners Natalia Oreiro ("I'm Gilda," "Clandestine Childhood") and Muriel Santa Ana ("Chinese Take-Out," "Dark Buenos Aires"). Another one of Argentina's hit series, "Solamente Vos" earned two Premio Tato Awards that year, as well as a Premio Martín Fierro Award the very same year Saud joined the cast.

As her repertoire of work expanded, with each new role showcasing her impressive range, Saud continued to be sought out to guest star on several other popular series such as the musical comedy "Señales del fin del Mundo" ("Signs of the End of the World") where she played the critical role of Josefina; and the Premio Martín Fierro Award winning series "Viudas e hijos del Rock & Roll" ("Widows and Children of Rock & Roll") where she played Delfi.

After making her mark on the small screen through multiple network television hits, Yamila Saud took her craft to the next level with the 2016 film "Hypersomnia" directed by Gabriel Grieco ("Doctor Mendoza," "Still Life").

Edgy, dramatic and unpredictable "Hypersomnia" tells the story of Milena, played by Saud, an actress who begins to lose touch with reality when she immerses herself in the world of Lily, a character she's rehearsing to play in a highly anticipated theatrical production. As Milena goes deeper into her character who's a victim of human trafficking and sexual slavery, the actress begins to relive her character's trauma in scenes that seem to be a cross between dreams and that of an alternate reality.

Acting alongside Premio Martín Fierro Award winner Gerardo Romano ("The Summit," "The Adviser"), Vanesa González ("Violeta Went to Heaven," "Lobo") and Silver Condor Award winner Jimena Barón ("El Faro," "The Lighthouse"), Yamila Saud gave a powerful and poignant performance that left an unforgettable impression on audiences and further proved her unparalleled ability to breathe life into the most challenging characters. 

"[Yamila] added a lot of research to the project in terms of the main theme of the film and she brought a lot of energy and authenticity to her character…. She's a great professional who's always focused on her work and she's hyper talented," explains "Hypersomnia" producer Matias Levinson. 

"I really enjoyed working with her because she has a lot of drive to carry out the projects she takes on, and any problem or flaw we encountered she had the genius to solve it. She cared about every detail of the movie, and though she had to the challenge of essentially composing two characters, she nailed the role... She always radiates great energy and transmits that energy on screen." 

Considering the recognition she received for her work in "Hypersomnia," it's not surprising in the slightest that Yamila Saud is being tapped for more and more film roles. In addition to the film "Sol El Amor," Saud recently shot the upcoming feature film "El Encanto" where she takes on the lead role of Lara.

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