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LANZAROTE 2022

The 12th Muestra de Lanzarote casts it nets on the best cinema

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- Fishing is the theme of this event held between 24 November and 4 December on the Canary Island, where several European films will be screened

The 12th Muestra de Lanzarote casts it nets on the best cinema
Luzzu by Alex Camilleri

The black sand beaches where Pedro Almodóvar filmed Broken Embraces [+see also:
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will soon be visited by attendees of the 12th edition of Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, one of the most prestigious film festivals in recent years thanks to a specially selected programme that offers films not yet released in Spain, along with others related to the theme chosen this year: fishing.

This time, the age-old and local craft features in the Trasfoco section  - in addition to conferences, meetings and excursions around the island - which will offer titles such as the classic black and white Men of Aran, by the British Robert J. Flaherty; the Maltese-American production Luzzu [+see also:
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, by Alex Camilleri; and Emanuele Crialese’s hit Terraferma [+see also:
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interview: Emanuele Crialese
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(2011), which the Italian filmmaker himself, - who recently released L’immensità [+see also:
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starring Penelope Cruz - will present to the audience.

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The team of this event, held between 24 November and 4 December in different locations on the island, is directed by Javier Fuentes Feo and organised by the (independent) Tenique Cultural Association. They have put together an Official Section with five feature films, which will be judged by a committee at an open discussion and with the public present.

The film Anhell69 [+see also:
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(Colombia/Romania/France/Germany), following its success in Venice, DOK Leipzig, Zinebi and Gijón, is already one of the films of the year, and its director Theo Montoya will be in Lanzarote to talk to the audience. Laure Portier will also come to this volcanic island to discuss Soy libre [+see also:
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(France/Belgium), a documentary about a rebellious and non-conformist young Frenchman, active in social uprisings in his country.

David Easteal will also present the Australian production The Plains, which shows the conversations and things that often take place inside car journeys. And so will the Serbian Nicola Spasic with his Christina [+see also:
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, which was also recently seen at the Seville Festival. Completing the Official Section Unrest [+see also:
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, a Swiss production by Cyril Schäublin, about the control of time (and life), presented and awarded (for best director in the Encounters section) at the last Berlinale.

The event is completed with family and other educational sessions (screening the non-fiction film Un cielo impasible [+see also:
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interview: David Varela
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, by David Varela) as well as the section called Cruce de Caminos, spotlighting Canarian filmmakers, where the following short films will be screened, with their teams in attendance; Bancal, by Rafael Montezuma; La Prima Cosa, by Omar Al Abdul Razzak and Shira Ukrainitz; Querido Juancar o La angustia del rey en su exilio, by Alois Sandner Díaz; Pez volador, by Nayra Sanz Fuentes, and Arrecife, museo del mar, directed by Omaira Díaz.

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)

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