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GIJÓN 2020

Le Festival de Gijón propose son programme sur internet

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- Pour la première fois, l’événement asturien à sa 58e édition se tiendra sur les plateformes numériques, sans en perdre pour autant son esprit d’innovation, de prise de risque et d’indépendance

Le Festival de Gijón propose son programme sur internet
A l’abordage de Guillaume Brac

Cet article est disponible en anglais.

Every year, at the end of November, devoted Spanish festivalgoers head to Asturias, in the north of the country, where the magnificent Gijón Film Festival (FICX) has been held regularly for the last 58 years. However, in 2020, given the peculiar circumstances and the fact that travelling and on-site meetings are tricky and not advisable on account of the pandemic afflicting the entire world, this year’s edition has been transferred online and is set to unspool between 20 and 28 November. Via the FICX.TV channel, audiences will gain access to the Filmin (hosting the various different sections of its Official Selection – click here) and festhome (hosting the remaining strands of the gathering – click here) platforms, where viewers will not only be able to watch all of the movies on its programme, but also follow its myriad activities and events.

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And so, even though this may prevent us from coming together physically – as well as depriving us of the concerts and parties that are always thrown enthusiastically by Alejandro Díaz Castaño and his team – it will still enable audiences from other corners of the globe to discover the cinematic talent (among which we should highlight the presence of 30 Spanish titles, shorts and features included) lying in wait in its various different sections.

Let’s take a look at a few examples: the festival will be opened by the upbeat French production A l’abordage [+lire aussi :
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interview : Guillaume Brac
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by Guillaume Brac, and also getting an airing in the Albar Official Selection are Uppercase Print [+lire aussi :
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by Romania’s Radu Jude, One of These Days [+lire aussi :
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interview : Bastian Günther
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(Germany/USA) by Bastian Günther; Love Affair(s) [+lire aussi :
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interview : Emmanuel Mouret
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by Emmanuel Mouret (France), Isabella [+lire aussi :
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(Argentina/France) by Matías PiñeiroNotes from the Underworld [+lire aussi :
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interview : Tizza Covi et Rainer Frimmel
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(Austria) by directorial duo – and friends of the festival – Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, Voices in the Wind (Japan) by Nobuhiro Suwa and First Cow (USA) by Kelly Reichardt and. This strand is rounded off by two Spanish flicks: Subterranean by Gabriel Velázquez and Manuel Matanza, and Vaca mugiendo entre ruinas by another regular at the festival, Asturian helmer Ramón Lluís Bande.

FICX 2020 – dedicated to the memory of a former member of the gathering’s team, Elena Figaredo, who passed away in March after contracting COVID-19 – has chosen a number of other Spanish movies for its Retueyos Official Selection, such as 9 fugas by Fon Cortizo, Amor sin ciudad by Pedro Sara and Violeta Pagán, the Spanish-Cuban-Colombian co-production Between Dog and Wolf [+lire aussi :
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by Irene Gutiérrez, Transoceánicas (Spain/Argentina) by Meritxell Colell and Lucía Vassallo, and Tehran Blues by broadcast journalist Javier Tolentino, which will bring the event to a close, out of competition.

Meanwhile, in the Esbilla strand, we find the national productions Last Days of Spring [+lire aussi :
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interview : Isabel Lamberti
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(Spain/Netherlands), the award-winning debut by Isabel Lamberti; Lengua nativa by David Castro; Paco Loco: viva el Noise, a documentary by Daniel Cervantes; Tierra de leche y miel by Héctor Domínguez-Viguera, Carlos Mora and Gonzalo Recio; and Vicente García Riestra, guardián de memoria. Una historia de Buchenwald, a biographical feature about an Asturian Nazi concentration camp survivor, helmed by Alberto Vázquez García. Finally, La calle del agua by Celia Viada Caso is the Spanish representative in the Tierres en Trance Official Selection, which homes in on Latin American works.

The 58th edition of FICX is also offering a series of activities that will take place under the Aula FICX umbrella, encompassing round-tables, digital meetings, workshops, master classes and other events, which can be viewed – just like the features and shorts – from the festival’s website. Some of these functions are free for the public to participate in, thus helping to reduce the distance created by this online iteration of the gathering imposed by the current health-and-safety situation.

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