"Dífferent 11! L'autre cinéma espagnol" touches down in Paris
by Fabien Lemercier
- Seven feature films, yet to be released in France, will be shown in Paris from 20 to 26 June in the presence of their directors and a professional programme component
Due to take place from 20 to 26 June in Paris at the Majestic Passy cinema, Dífferent 11! L'autre cinéma espagnol will be screening seven feature films that have yet to be seen in France. Those that stand out in particular are Giant [+see also:
interview: Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño
film profile] by directorial duo Aitor Arregi and Jon Garaño (winner of the special jury prize at San Sebastian, as well as 10 Goya prizes in 2018), but also two titles revealed last month at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes: Petra [+see also:
interview: Jaime Rosales
film profile] by Jaime Rosales and Carmen & Lola [+see also:
interview: Arantxa Echevarría
film profile] by Arantxa Echevarría (which will be screened at the Fête de la Musique on 21 June, along with an additional flamenco concert).
The programme also includes the family chronicle Can't Say Goodbye [+see also:
interview: Lino Escalera
film profile] by Lino Escalera, which lead to Nathalie Poza winning this year’s Goya award for Best Actress and which will also be screened as part of a tribute to the actor Juan Diego.
The programme also includes a story of treason during the heart of the Spanish Civil War with Uncertain Glory [+see also:
interview: Agustí Villaronga
film profile] by Agustí Villarong, as well as a dive into the world of dissection in front of voyeuristic onlookers in The Invisible Hand [+see also:
film profile] by David Macián, and the surprising Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle [+see also:
interview: Gustavo Salmerón
film profile] by Gustavo Salmerón – winner of Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary and also in attendance at Toronto and San Sebastian.
It’s worth noting that the directors will also be in Paris to accompany their films, and that many of the actors will also be involved, such as those already mentioned and Alex Brendemühl.
The six feature films will also be screened today (19 June) to French distributors during the Rendez-vous à l'Opéra! organised by Ciné+, the ICEX and Espagnolas in Paris. While Small is Biútiful will also be taking place on Wednesday 27 June and will be presenting French professionals with a selection of Spanish projects in search of international co-production partners, distributors and sellers, an event which Cineuropa will be covering in more detail at a later date.
(Translated from French)
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