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Nantes showcases Spanish cinema in person and online

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- Cancelled last year, the 30th edition of the Nantes Spanish Film Festival will take place online from 25 March to 4 April, with three physical events in May and June

Nantes showcases Spanish cinema in person and online
Schoolgirls by Pilar Palomero

Forced to cancel last year due to the health crisis, the Nantes Spanish Film Festival has this time put together a hybrid programme (carried by the slogan "au goût d’essentiel", which roughly translates to “a return to essentials”) for its 30th edition, which begins today and will take place in two parts: online from 25 March to 4 April (via FestivalScope, €3 per screening with access to the film for 30 hours, or €30 for the festival pass) and in cinemas with three events (from 21 to 23 May, from 11 to 13 June, and from 19 to 20 June). Faithful to the organisation, actress Marisa Paredes has once again accepted to be the guest of honour for this edition.

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Seven feature films are in the Fiction competition, including Schoolgirls [+see also:
film review
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interview: Pilar Palomero
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by Pilar Palomero, winner of four 2021 Goya awards (for Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography) and selected in the Generation KPlus section of the 2020 Berlinale. Also in the line-up are Ane Is Missing [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: David Pérez Sañudo
film profile
]
by David Pérez Sañudo (unveiled in the New Directors section at San Sebastián, nominated for six 2021 Goya award – including Best Film – and winner of the award for Best Actress given to Patricia López Arnaiz), Armugan [+see also:
film review
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interview: Jo Sol
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by Jo Sol (winner of the award for Best Score last November at Tallinn Black Nights), Baby [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
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by Juanma Bajo Ulloa (discovered at Sitges and also in competition at Tallinn) and The Art of Return (El arte de volver) [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Collantes
film profile
]
by Pedro Collantes (shown at the Biennale College Cinema last year in Venice). The selection is completed by One for All (Uno para todos) [+see also:
film review
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interview: David Ilundain
film profile
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by David Ilundain (nominated for a Best Actor Goya award) and A este lado del mundo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: David Trueba
film profile
]
by David Trueba (discovered at the Malaga Film Festival) which will also be the focus of an online event on 31 March celebrating the festival’s 30th anniversary.

The Documentary competition will feature The Year of the Discovery (El año del descubrimiento) [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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by Luis López Carrasco (revealed in the Tiger competition at Rotterdam and winner of the 2021 Goya award for Best Documentary), Angels with Swords (Ángeles con espada) by Javier Rioyo, Rol & Rol by Chus Gutiérrez and My Mexican Bretzel [+see also:
film review
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interview: Nuria Giménez
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]
by Nuria Giménez Lorang (in the Bright Future competition at Rotterdam).

Also worth noting are two other competitions, one for short films and another aimed at children (including among other the award-winning animated film Josep [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aurel
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]
by French director Aurel, recipient of the 2020 Cannes Official Selection label and for which Spanish composer Sílvia Pérez Cruz won the 2021 Lumières award for Best Score), but also a Basque Window selection with, among other titles, Death Knell [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Imanol Rayo
film profile
]
by Imanol Rayo (discovered in the New Directors section of San Sebastián), Nora by Lara Izagirre and the documentaries URtzen [+see also:
interview: Telmo Esnal
film profile
]
by Telmo Esnal and Arzak since 1897 by Asier Altuna.

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(Translated from French)

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