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BERLINALE 2005 Panorama

Love can be silly


"Berlin is where I wanted to launch my film, but I hope many other festivals will follow". The Catalan director Ventura Pons seems very pleased by the good reception of his film Amor Idiota at the Berlinale, where it is presented in the Panorama section.
This film, strange and human and passionate at the same time, leaves the spectator a warm feeling, much in contrast with the cold outside in the streets of Berlin. It depicts the existential crisis of a young Catalan, an ‘idiot’, obsessed by love and madness and aware of the latter’s potential.

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"Cinema is based on stories. I wanted to tell a story both entertaining and tragic, and I wanted it to be universal by insisting on human relationships and on how they imply a mix of pain and desire,’ adds the director, who chose to shoot his movie in Catalan and in Castilian..
Adapted from a novel by Lluís-Anton Baulenas also entitled Amor Idiota, the film was coproduced by Spain and Andorra through Els Films de la Rambla and Grandalla Cinematográfica. It was also supported by TVE and TV3. The national distributor is Manga Films.

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(Translated from Italian)

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