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Cinespaña celebrates its 20th birthday

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- Seven titles as-yet unreleased in France are in the running for the Golden Violet in Toulouse; also on the menu is a comprehensive overview of current Spanish film production

Cinespaña celebrates its 20th birthday
A esmorga by Ignacio Vilar

While Marshland [+see also:
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interview: Alberto Rodríguez
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by Alberto Rodríguez is currently enjoying a great run in French theatres (having taken over 310,000 admissions in ten weeks, distributed by Le Pacte) and Regression [+see also:
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interview: Alejandro Amenábar
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by Alejandro Amenabar will hit screens on 28 October (distributed by Metropolitan Filmexport), today sees the start of the 20th edition of Cinespaña in Toulouse. The event will run until 11 October, presenting a comprehensive overview of current Spanish film production. There will be two opening films, out of competition: the brutal lampoon Dying Beyond Their Means [+see also:
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interview: Isaki Lacuesta
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by Isaki Lacuesta (read the interview) and the documentary Paco de Lucía: La Búsqueda [+see also:
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by Francisco Sánchez Varela (winner of the 2015 Goya Award in the documentary category – distributed in France by Bodega Films from 28 October).

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Seven features as-yet unreleased in France will be duking it out for the Golden Violet 2015, including the Spanish hopeful for the 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film, Flowers [+see also:
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by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga. Also vying for the trophy are Nothing in Return [+see also:
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interview: Daniel Guzmán
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by Daniel Guzmán (a feature debut that won the Best Film and Best Director Awards at Málaga – read the interview), A esmorga [+see also:
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by Ignacio Vilar, Felices 140 [+see also:
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interview: Gracia Querejeta
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by Gracia Querejeta (one of the three shortlisted films hoping to represent Spain for the 2016 Oscar – read the interview), The High Pressures [+see also:
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interview: Ángel Santos
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by Ángel Santos (winner of the first prize in the New Waves section of the Seville European Film Festival – read the interview), Las ovejas no pierden el tren [+see also:
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by Álvaro Fernández Armero and The Long Way Home [+see also:
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interview: Sergi Pérez
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by Sergi Pérez (read the interview).

Out of competition, the Panorama comprising five fiction features will enable Toulouse audiences to discover The Romantic Exiles [+see also:
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interview: Jonás Trueba
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by Jonás Trueba (winner of the Special Jury Prize at Málaga – read the interview), Another Frontier [+see also:
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interview: André Cruz Shiraiwa
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by André Cruz Shiraiwa, Perdiendo el norte [+see also:
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by Nacho G Velilla (read the article), Traces of Sandalwood [+see also:
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by María Ripoll (winner of the Audience Award at Montreal last year) and Sexo fácil, películas tristes [+see also:
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by Alejo Flah (winner of the Best Actor Award at Málaga – read the article).

Meanwhile, the competitive New Directors section will pit Requirements To Be a Normal Person [+see also:
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by Leticia Dolera (which snagged three awards at Málaga) against Arturo Ruiz’s El destierro [+see also:
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, Les amigues de l’Àgata [+see also:
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 by Laia Alabart, Alba Cros, Laura Rius and Marta Verheyen, and Todo el mundo lo sabe [+see also:
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by Miguel Larraya.

The programme for this, the 20th edition of Cinespaña, also includes a tribute to director Vicente Aranda, a birthday party set to be attended by actress Marisa Paredes, competitions and showcases for documentaries and short films, a carte blanche for Márgenes (including such titles as People in Places [+see also:
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by Juan Cavestany and María Pérez’s documentary Malpartida Fluxus Village), a section entitled "40/40: Perspectives on the Dictatorship", a Focus on the Spanish Film Library and "See and See Again: The Best of the Year", with films such as Magical Girl [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Vermut
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by Carlos Vermut, among others.

(Translated from French)

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