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MÁLAGA 2016

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The Málaga Film Festival raises the bar

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- The 19th edition of the Spanish Film Festival will raise its standards ever higher thanks to the involvement of Koldo Serra, Isaki Lacuesta and Juan Cavestany, among other stars

The Málaga Film Festival raises the bar
La propera pell by Isaki Lacuesta and Isa Campo

Year after year, it’s simply an indisputable fact: the Málaga Spanish Film Festival gets better with every new edition (the next one – the 19th – will be held between 22 April and 1 May). Its rich selection of titles is complemented by activities that enhance the appeal of this event, which has been able to reinvent itself – in a good way. For instance, this year’s official section looks particularly tantalising, with names such as Isaki Lacuesta, who will present The Next Skin [+see also:
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interview: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta
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, which he directed together with Isa Campo, and Koldo Serra, who will unveil his second feature, the eagerly awaited Guernica [+see also:
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(Spain/UK/USA – read more). In the ZonaZine sidebar – the most alternative section – Juan Cavestany will premiere Esa sensación [+see also:
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interview: Juan Cavestany
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, the astonishing triptych about states of bewilderment, which he created with his partners in crime Julián Génisson and Pablo Hernando.

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The official section oozes an auteur feel, with such names as Helena Taberna, who is out of competition with Acantilado [+see also:
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, the final, confirmed title of El contenido del silencio (read more); Kike Maíllo, who will open the gathering out of competition with his brutal Toro [+see also:
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 (read more); and Manuela Burló Moreno, who is returning to Málaga with a risky, more personal and heartfelt effort: Rumbos [+see also:
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 (read more). Callback [+see also:
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 (Spain/USA) by Carles Torras, Cerca de tu casa [+see also:
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by Eduard Cortés, El futuro no es lo que era [+see also:
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 by Pedro Luis Barbero, The One-Eyed King [+see also:
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 by Marc Crehuet, Julie [+see also:
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 by Alba González de Molina, the Argentinian co-production Kóblic [+see also:
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by Sebastián Borensztein, La noche que mi madre mató a mi padre [+see also:
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(read more) by Inés París, La punta del iceberg [+see also:
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(read more [+see also:
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) by David CánovasQuatretondeta [+see also:
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 (the feature debut by Pol Rodríguez, co-produced with France), Zoe [+see also:
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 by Ander Duque and the comedy Nuestros amantes [+see also:
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 by Miguel Ángel Lamata (which will bring the event to a close, out of competition) round off the captivating programme.

This promising edition is topped off by four special screenings, a tribute to the classic movie Lovers: A True Story by the great Vicente Aranda, a commitment to documentary with various titles in the official competition section in addition to special screenings (as well as the hosting of the fourth Documentary Film Meeting in Málaga), a commemoration of the work of Fernando Fernán Gómez with a showing of the legendary Bruja, más que bruja, the Málaga Premieres, honorary awards for Gracia Querejeta, Teresa Font, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Paz Vega and Santi Amodeo, plus the titles from the Territorio Latinoamericano section, which offers an overview of the recent crop of Hispanic productions.

(Translated from Spanish)

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