Cinespaña in Toulouse showcases Spanish talent
by Fabien Lemercier
In competition, eight titles will vie for the Golden Violet Award. These include Bon Appétit [trailer] by David Pinillos (see video interview); Julio Médem’s Room In Rome [trailer, film focus]; Alberto Rodrigues’s After [trailer]; Rodrigo Rodero’s Impossible Language [trailer]; Bad Day to Go Fishing [trailer] by Álvaro Brechner (see interview); The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead by directorial trio Olivier Pictet, Marc Recuenco and Pablo Martín Torrado; Woman Without Piano [trailer] by Javier Rebollo (see video interview); and Laura Mana’s Life Begins Today [trailer].
Meanwhile, the Panorama section will screen 13 features, including Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena’s Elisa K [trailer] (Grand Jury Prize at the recent San Sebastian Festival); Miguel Albaladejo’s Born To Suffer [trailer] (unveiled in the latest Berlinale Panorama – see review); Fernando Trueba’s The Dancer and the Thief [trailer] (winner of nine Goya 2010 nominations and chosen as Spanish candidate in the nomination race for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar); Vicente Molina Foix’s God of Wood [trailer] (see news); and Gerardo Herrero’s Night Runner [trailer] (see news).
Also in the line-up are Me Too [trailer] by Álvaro Pastor and Antonio Naharro (see video interview); Juana Macías’s Plans for Tomorrow [trailer] (prize-winner at Malaga); Eduard Cortés’s Ingrid [trailer]; Dunia Ayaso and Félix Sabroso’s The Island Inside; Salvador García Ruiz’s 3some [trailer]; Manolo González’s Propios y Extraños [trailer] (“Own and Strangers”); Pablo Palazón’s Shevernatze: Una Epopeya Marcha Atrás (“Shevernatze: An Epic Step Backwards”); and Rage [trailer] by Sebastián Cordero (see video interview).
Finally, Cinespaña will give carte blanche to producer Lluís Miñarro (Eddie Saeta Production) and pay homage to actress Ángela Molina .
(Translated from French)