Sonoma (Le film, pas le spectacle)

Albert Pons Cabanes, Xavier Lozano Casaoliva

Un impulso colectivo Spain 88 min Catalan premiere Documentary

Synopsis

One year before its successful premiere at the prestigious Avignon Festival, La Veronal started the process of creating and rehearsing Sonoma, its new contemporary dance piece. Inspired by Buñuel and surrealism, the director and choreographer Marcos Morau and La Veronal dancers start working on their ideas. From the chaotic to the incredibly precise, they play and explore, select and name the movements of the choreographies, creating Sonoma‘s gestural vocabulary. La Veronal faces various setbacks throughout the process, and the dancers’ personal affairs infiltrate the rehearsals, opening a window into the most intimate and everyday dimension of the creation of this celebrated piece, documented in Sonoma (Le film, pas le spectacle) through video and audio recordings and small fictions inspired by the very process of creation and rehearsal.

Presented by the director

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Themes

ArtCatalan CinemaDocumentary

Filmmaker

Albert Pons Cabanes

Director and cinematographer, founding partner of the Carmel production company. He has worked on several documentaries, as well as advertising spots, video clips and solidarity campaigns. Likewise, he is the creator of several television formats. He has collaborated in several occasions with La Veronal, from which Sonoma (Le film, pas l’espectacle), his first work as a director, was born.

Filmography: Sonoma (Le film, pas l'espectacle) (2022, D'A 2023)

Albert Pons Cabanes

Xavier Lozano Casaoliva

He studied Directing at CECC and Editing at the Higher School of Audiovisual Media. He has participated in documentary films and series as an editor and cinematographer, as well as in video clips, advertising and television formats. As a result of his interest in the mix between documentary and fiction, Sonoma (Le film, pas l’espectacle) was born, his first work as a director.

Filmography: Sonoma (Le film, pas l'espectacle) (2022, D'A 2023)

Xavier Lozano Casaoliva

Film information

Director: Albert Pons Cabanes, Xavier Lozano Casaoliva
Contact: CaixaForum+
Country: Spain
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 88 min
Language: Catalan, Spanish, French
Edition: 2023

Poster

Sonoma (Le film, pas le spectacle)