ELS ANYS SALVATGES

Ventura Durall

Spain 73 min Fiction

Synopsis

Three street kids wander the streets of Addis Abeba. They try to survive by using their inventiveness, committing minor thefts and supporting each other solidly united.

Homesickness, chance and necessity however make them venture a journey towards the north of Ethiopia. A journey during which they will experience unusual adventures before being reunited with their families whom they decided to leave when they were still little. The kids will then have to deal with the fears and memories that have arisen during the trip under the new circumstances, with the past being vividly present.

* Catalan première

Director

Ventura Durall

Recognized director and producer, his last short “La sonrisa escondida “, was released in the Official Section of the Festival of Sundance 2012 and he has been awarded in more than 15 international festivals of cinema. His full-lenght film of fiction was “Las dos vidas de Andrés Rabadán”.
Durall has produced these projects and great others from his company NANOUK Films, the producer who founded in 2000 with the intention of creating an artistic platform of reference in the audio-visual Catalan and European panorama, and the way to establish new channels of communication between the sector of documentaries and movies of fiction. Durall encourage his didactic passion giving lessons in ESCAC, where he is the head of the Documentary Department’s.

Filmography: Els anys salvatges (2013), Bugarach (2012), El perdón (2009), Les dues vides d’Andrés Rabadán (2008)

Ventura Durall

Film information

Int. title: The Wild Years
Director: Ventura Durall
Script: Ventura Durall
Contact: Taskovki Films
Country: Spain
Year: 2013
Format: DCP
Length: 73 min
Language: Amharic, Catalan
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2014