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Cinespaña in Toulouse showcases Spanish talent

by Fabien Lemercier

01/10/2010

Cinespaña in Toulouse showcases Spanish talent

Kicking off today in Toulouse is the 15th Cinespaña Festival (see news), the most important event in France focusing on contemporary Spanish cinema. It will run until October 10.

In competition, eight titles will vie for the Golden Violet Award. These include Bon Appétit [+see also:
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by David Pinillos (see video interview); Julio Médem’s Room In Rome [+see also:
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; Alberto Rodrigues’s After [+see also:
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; Rodrigo Rodero’s Impossible Language [+see also:
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; Bad Day to Go Fishing [+see also:
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by Álvaro Brechner (see interview); The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead by directorial trio Olivier Pictet, Marc Recuenco and Pablo Martín Torrado; Woman Without Piano [+see also:
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by Javier Rebollo (see video interview); and Laura Mana’s Life Begins Today [+see also:
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In avant-premiere, the festival will present Isabel Coixet’s Map of the Sounds of Tokyo [+see also:
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(unveiled in competition last year at Cannes – see review).

Meanwhile, the Panorama section will screen 13 features, including Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena’s Elisa K [+see also:
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(Grand Jury Prize at the recent San Sebastian Festival); Miguel Albaladejo’s Born To Suffer [+see also:
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(unveiled in the latest Berlinale Panorama – see review); Fernando Trueba’s The Dancer and the Thief [+see also:
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(winner of nine Goya 2010 nominations and chosen as Spanish candidate in the nomination race for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar); Vicente Molina Foix’s God of Wood [+see also:
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(see news); and Gerardo Herrero’s Night Runner [+see also:
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(see news).

Also in the line-up are Me Too [+see also:
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by Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro (see video interview); Juana Macías’s Plans for Tomorrow [+see also:
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(prize-winner at Malaga); Eduard Cortés’s Ingrid [+see also:
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; Dunia Ayaso and Félix Sabroso’s The Island Inside; Salvador García Ruiz’s 3some [+see also:
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; Manolo González’s Propios y Extraños [+see also:
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(“Own and Strangers”); Pablo Palazón’s Shevernatze: Una Epopeya Marcha Atrás (“Shevernatze: An Epic Step Backwards”); and Rage [+see also:
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by Sebastián Cordero (see video interview).

Finally, Cinespaña will give carte blanche to producer Lluís Miñarro (Eddie Saeta Production) and pay homage to actress Ángela Molina .

(Translated from French)

Stockholm University of the Arts
 

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