'Dífferent 6! L’autre cinema espagnol' arrives in Paris
by Fabien Lemercier
- From June 14th to 21st, the best of Spanish author cinema is showcased in Paris and two professional events complete the programme
Opened by Una pistola en cada mano [+see also:
film profile] (photo) by Cesc Gay (read the interview), in presence of the director, actor Eduardo Noriega and producer Marta Esteban, Dífferent 6! L'autre cinéma espagnol begins today in Paris. Until June 21st, the event, which aims to attract the attention of the public and French distributors to the best of today’s Spanish author cinema, will notably present 13 feature films including 15 años y un día [+see also:
interview: Gracia Querejeta
film profile] by Gracia Querejeta (the winner at the last Malaga Film Festival), Diamond Flash by Carlos Vermut (to be released in France on September 18th) and O Apóstolo [+see also:
film profile] by Fernando Cortizo (watch the making of).
The partner theatres (Chaplin Saint Lambert, Nouveau Latina, Majestic Passy, Reflet Médicis and the Instituto Cervantes) will also propose Carmina o revienta [+see also:
film profile] by Paco León (interview), Con la pata quebrada by Diego Galán, Verde, que te quiero verde by Caroline Chomienne, Carta a Eva by Agustí Villaronga, Una mujer sin sombra by Javier Espada, Fraga y Fidel, sin embargo by Manuel Fernández-Valdés, Pinochet y sus tres generales by José María Berzosa, Barcelona, abans que el temps ho esborri by Mireia Ros and Zuloak by Fermín Muguruza.
The professional section will begin on Friday with the 3rd edition of the Rendez-vous à l'Opéra! (in partnership with Ciné+, amongst others) which will see about thirty French distributors exchange with Spanish vendors. Amongst the present French companies feature Le Pacte, Ad Vitam, Wild Bunch, Rezo, SND, Sophie Dulac Distribution, Jour2Fête, Happiness Distribution, Capricci Films, KMBO, Eurozoom, Swift and Epicentre Films.
On Friday, June 21st, a coproduction encounter will take place for the sixth consecutive year. Based on the concept "Small is biútiful" and with partners such as the Film Commission of the Ile-de-France region and the Film Market of the Cannes Film Festival, the event selected six projects (from 52 candidates) by Spanish author cinema filmmakers who are looking for partners: Ana de día by Andrea Jaurrieta, El desconocido by Dani de la Torre (Vaca Films), Fishbone by Adán Aliaga (Jaibo Films), La novia by Paula Ortiz (Get in the Picture Production), Reservado al personal by Neus Ballús (El Kinograf) and Vulcania [+see also:
film profile] by José Skaf (Zentropa Spain). It is also worth mentioning that the first images of Radio La Colifata, résiste! By Carlos Larrondo will be unveiled.
(Translated from French)