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GIJÓN 2021

Il cinema più attuale torna nelle sale di Gijón

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- Il festival spagnolo, che apre la sua 59ma edizione il 19 novembre, proporrà titoli nazionali e internazionali nelle sue diverse sezioni, sempre all'insegna di energia e audacia

Il cinema più attuale torna nelle sale di Gijón
El planeta di Amalia Ulman

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As well as being able to enjoy a slew of international films (with a major European presence) and Spanish titles of the likes of Maixabel [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Icíar Bollaín
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by Icíar Bollaín, Mighty Flash [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Ainhoa Rodríguez
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by Ainhoa Rodríguez and Who’s Stopping Us [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Jonás Trueba
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by Jonás Trueba, audiences at the Gijón Film Festival (19-27 November) will get the chance to visit theatres to see the world premieres of the latest documentary by David Valero, Un cielo impasible, and Welcome to ma maison [+leggi anche:
intervista: Andrés Goteira
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, a feature directed by Andrés Goteira, for example, both showing in the Tierres en trance section.

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These are just some of the 40 national movies set to unspool at the gathering, which has been headed up since 2017 by Alejandro Díaz Castaño, and which is screening, for its Spanish premiere, El Planeta [+leggi anche:
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, a film by Amalia Ulman that was presented at the most recent Sundance and was shot – in black and white – in the stunning city that hosts this festival. It’s an event that, despite being held virtually at the end of the intense autumn season of film gatherings, always has a surprise or two up its sleeve.

Asturian helmer Luis Argeo will also present the world premiere of Empatía, a film that revolves around Spanish emigration to the United States. The Esbilla section will save room for D’ombres by Joan Tisminetzky, which teeters between essay and tribute, master class and portrait. These are joined by the Spanish co-productions Disturbed Earth [+leggi anche:
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(Bosnia and Herzegovina/Spain/North Macedonia) by Kumjana Novakova and Guillermo Carreras-Candi, a poetic essay on present-day Srebrenica; Shooting for Mirza (Spain/Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Juan Gautier, with a screenplay by Asturian scribe Yayo Herrero, which reconstructs the story of legendary basketball player Mirza Delibašić; and the German production Inside the Uffizi by Corinna Belz and Enrique Sánchez Lansch, a film about how the Medici family’s treasure trove is reinventing itself in order to continue to draw in the public.

On the other hand, the official section will host European titles of the calibre of Romania’s Immaculate [+leggi anche:
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by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark (the big winner in the Giornate degli Autori and the recipient of the Lion of the Future for a Debut Film at Venice), Norway’s Ninjababy [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Yngvild Sve Flikke
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by Yngvild Sve Flikke (nominated for the European Film Award for European Comedy), plus the Cannes-awarded Olga [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Elie Grappe
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by Elie Grappe and Zero Fucks Given [+leggi anche:
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by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, in the Retueyos section, dedicated to new talents. France [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Bruno Dumont
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and Intregalde [+leggi anche:
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intervista: Radu Muntean
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, the new outings by France’s Bruno Dumont and Romania’s Radu Muntean, respectively, and the Berlinale-awarded documentary Mr Bachmann and His Class [+leggi anche:
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by Maria Speth will get an airing in the Albar section, which spotlights more well-established talents.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that in the Special Screenings strand, in the presence of the masterful Gonzalo Suárez, the festival will dig out and show Don Juan in Hell (1991) and will also present his latest work, Alas de tiniebla (Spain), a delicate short featuring illustrations by Pablo Auladell, which takes a story by his daughter, Anne-Hélène Suárez, as its starting point.

Focuses dedicated to visionary French filmmaker Sandrine Veyseet, Portugal’s Joao Rosas and Romania’s Radu Jude (whose surprising Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn [+leggi anche:
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will be on show) are just some of the myriad other enticing strands of this festival, which will be brought to a close by the French musical Tralala [+leggi anche:
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by Arnaud and Jean Marie Larrieu, and will offer some of its titles on the Filmin platform. More details of the Gijón Film Festival’s various activities and sections can be found here.

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