18 de April de 2016

THE RENEWAL OF SPANISH CINEMA AT D’A 2016

THE RENEWAL OF SPANISH CINEMA AT D’A 2016

In 2014 D’A presented the section A collective impulse that brought a new wave of Spanish directors to the festival, creators a fresh, free and limitless cinema within economic limitations. This section traveled through diverse festivals and has been traveling two years later trough Latin-American countries and around the world. A collective impulse labels the directors that escape any rules like Chema García Ibarra, Luis López Carrasco, the collective Los Hijos, Citor Moreno, Juan Rayos, Daniel Castro or Jordi Morató.

Since then, the Spanish films made from the margins has not ceased to be present at the festival, which has been deployed by all sections because the spotlight is not upon the films, instead is on the impulse of a true reality that gives joy to film lovers every day. We have examples since the radical reformulation of documentaries given by the Barcelonian Mauro Herce and Andrés Duque. The first one has directed Dead Slow Ahead, which since its world released in the Lorcano Festival winning the Special Jury Award, has been in the prestigious category Cineasti del presento and on festivals around the world collecting awards where it was been shown like in Seville (winner of an Honorific Mention in the New Waves category) DosLisboa (winner best release), Las Palmas (Richard Leacock award), San Francisco, Torino or Ann Arbour. Dead Slow Ahead is on the race of D’A´s Talents, the only competitive category. Also in the competition is Oleg y las raras artes of Andrés Duque, who’s movie was so expected after Color de perro que huye and Ensayo final para la utopía (D’A 2012), specially after been selected in Rotterdam where Oleg was world premiered. It has won ever since the Point of View Award in the Navarra Festival and won a special mention and soundtrack award in the Parisian festival Cinema du Réel, recently was featured in the Lincoln Center of New York and the Tui Play-Doc.

Arousing big expectations is El perdut of Christophe Farmarier that will be world premiere in Malaga and arrives two days later to D’A. The renowned director of photography of movies like Honor de cavalleria (Albert Serra, 2006) or Familytrip (Lluís Miñarro, 2009), directs his third movie based on a true story, someone that steps outside society and decide to live alone in the Ripollès mountains and never return. A poetic and fascinating play sustained by one actor, Adrià Miserachs. A real tour de force.

And so up to ten films by Spanish directors raging from emerging like Marc Ferrer (Nos parecía importante) or Norberto Ramos del Val (Amor tóxico) to the winner of the Seville Festival, Enrique Rivero with Pozoamargo, or the new movies of capital independent directors of Spanish cinema like Isaki Lacuesta, codirecting with Isa Campo La propera pell or Esa sensación de Juan Cavestany, Julián Génisson and Pablo Hernando.