On July 2011, in the midst of the “indignados” movement in Spain, we were invited to spend a few days in Geneva. Being so far away from everything we cared for, and feeling overwhelmed by the situation we were living, we wound up defying ourselves with a titanic, perhaps absurd challenge: To film everything. Absolutely everything. Pas à Genève is the hallucinated tale of what we lived those days.
The directors will be presenting the movie.
Elena López Riera
(Orihuela, 1982) She is a co-founder of the collective “Lacasinegra”, which makes the feature film ‘Pas à Genève’ (2014), among others. Her first short film, ‘Pueblo’, is screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2015. Her last work, ‘Las vísceras’ had its world premier’s at Locarno Film Festival’s Pardo di domani competition.
Filmography: Los que desean (curt, 2018), Las vísceras (curt, 2016), Pueblo (curt, 2015), Pas à Geneve (amb lacasinegra, 2014, D’A 2015)
Gabriel Azorin studied Audiovisual Communication in Valencia, Paris and Mexico City. He graduated in Direction at ECAM, the School of Cinematography of Madrid. The project for his thesis, “Los Galgos” (Greyhounds), was selected in a dozen of international festivals, including San Sebastián, Alcine, Lille, Ficunam, Zinebi, Cinema Jove and Estoril, and considered one of the best spanish short films of 2012 by magazines such Caimán Cuadernos de Cine y Fotogramas. In 2012 “Mi nombre es Portero” (My name is Goalkeeper) won the international competition The Chance organized by Nike, with Spike Lee as president of the jury.
Filmography: Los mutantes (2016), Mañana vendrá la bala (curt, 2015), Pas à Geneve (amb lacasinegra, 2014, D’A 2015), Los galgos (curt, 2011)
In September 2009 we formed a collective and we called us lacasinegra. We didn’t know exactly how, or in which way, but we just knew we wanted to make films. In our way we did different projects, audiovisual pieces, and a blog in which we thought, argue, and call into question ourselves. Us and the others. Pas à Genève is our first feature film but it is also the conclusion of this path, of the doubts that struck us as a collective, as filmmakers and as members of our generation.
Filmography: Pas à Genève (2014)