DE L’AMITIÉ

Pablo García Canga

Spain, France 30 min. min Catalan premiere

Synopsis

30 minutes. Lots of dialogues. They used to be two, then three, then two again. Now he is one and it’s like a dull pain. Once, they used to talk about Athens and Pericles, sometimes they even talked about wat they felt. Now, he doesn’t talk. But he has read a book, from one of those distant voices. And so he remembers, he writes a letter, he imagines he speaks to someone. And who knows, maybe it’s true, maybe he speaks to someone. On friendship. On love. On memory. On oblivion. And a bit of democracy, too.

Session Un Impulso Colectivo – Shorts 2

 

Themes

Short Film

Filmmaker

Pablo García Canga

He graduated in Film Direction at La Fémis in Paris. He has directed several short films and has been a screenwriter for films by filmmakers such as Gonzalo García Pelayo, Santos Díaz or Ángel Santos, among others. At the same time, he works on the programming of the Punto de Vista Festival, writes reviews for magazines such as Lumière, Détour, Foco or SoFilm, has translated several books and published one dedicated to Yasujirō Ozu. He presented his first feature film, Las tierras del cielo, at D’A 2023.

Filmography: Tu trembleras pour moi (short film, 2023, D'A 2024), The Lands of Heaven (2023, D'A 2023), On the Empty Dancefloor (short film, 2022, D'A 2023), La nuit d'avant (short film, 2019, D'A 2020), De l'amitié (short film, 2018, D'A 2019), Cuando supo que estaba muerto (mid-length film, 2014), Retrato en dos tiempos (mid-length film, 2014), Pissing Territories (short film, 2012), Para Julia (mid-length film, 2004)

Pablo García Canga

Film information

Original Title: On Friendship
Director: Pablo García Canga
Script: Pablo García Canga
Contact: Pablo García Canga
With: Sylvain Sounier, Chloé Chevalier, Maxime Kerzanet
Country: Spain, France
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 30 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019

Awards

Best Spanish Short Film, Best Screenplay and Jury Award in Aguilar de Campoo | Best Actress, Best Actor and Comunidad de Madrid Award at Alcine