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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2019 The Industry Club

San Sebastián’s Glocal in Progress selects films shot in Albanian, Romanian and Catalan

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- The industry activity for films made in non-hegemonic languages invites works by More Raça, Andrei Gruzsniczki and Pau Cruanyes & Gerard Vidal

San Sebastián’s Glocal in Progress selects films shot in Albanian, Romanian and Catalan
Yesterday’s Two Nights by Pau Cruanyes and Gerard Vidal

The San Sebastián International Film Festival is still willing to support films at the post-production stage made in any European language besides English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian, and will celebrate this year the third edition of its industry activity dedicated to this, Glocal in Progress. The selection that will be presented during the 67th edition of the festival (20-28 September) includes the first features by Kosovo’s More Raça and Spain’s Pau Cruanyes & Gerard Vidal as well as the new film by Romania’s Andrei Gruzsniczki.

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Kosovo’s More Raça, who participated in Berlinale Talents 2019 and already has three shorts to her name, shows the difficult situation of a long-term unemployed man in Kosovo in Andromeda Galaxy. Romania’s Andrei Gruzsniczki, whose previous feature Quod erat demonstrandum [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrei Gruzsniczki
interview: Andrei Gruzsniczki
film profile
]
had a successful international festival run, signs in Emil a tale of mourning and ghosts in a small Romanian hamlet, with touches of black humour. Lastly, Catalan filmmakers Pau Cruanyes and Gerard Vidal explore in their first feature film, Yesterday’s Two Nights (Les dues nits d’ahir), the reaction of three youngsters to the sudden death of a close friend. The duo co-helmed the short film Celebración, awarded at Sitges in 2016.

Glocal in Progress will run on September 23, 24 and 25, coinciding with Films in Progress 36 and with the VIII Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum. Of the six films presented at the two previous editions, three have been selected for the Festival’s different sections: in 2018 Telmo Esnal’s Dantza [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Telmo Esnal
film profile
]
participated in the Official Selection in a special screening, and Hadrian Marcu’s A Decent Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hadrian Marcu
film profile
]
was in New Directors, while this year Invisible [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Ignas Jonynas, winner at last year’s Glocal in Progress 2018, will compete in New Directors.

The selected projects:

Glocal in Progress

Emil - Andrei Gruzsniczki (Romania)
Production: Avva Mmix Studio, Hai Hui Entertainment

Andromeda Galaxy (Galaktika e Andromedës) - More Raça (Kosovo/France/North Macedonia/Italy)
Production: Arena, United Postproduction, Mind Productions, 39 Films

Yesterday’s Two Nights (Les dues nits d’ahir) - Pau Cruanyes, Gerard Vidal (Spain)
Production: Benecé Produccions, SL

(Translated from Spanish)

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