Catalan cinema after ‘Alcarràs’: ten movies for 2023

The hangover from some fairly Solomonic Gaudí Awards -in which ‘Alcarràs’ reigned, however there was recognition distributed for ‘Pacifiction’, ‘Suro’ and ‘One 12 months, one night time’- leaves the query hanging within the air: and now that? Catalan cinema will keep in mind 2022 as probably the greatest years in its historical past, a well-rounded train that might have its completion on the subsequent Goya Awards. However 2023 can also be going robust and comes loaded with initiatives, premieres, filming and movies that may make folks discuss. From the posthumous movie by Agustí Villaronga to JA Bayona’s first movie for Netflix, ‘La sociedad de la nieve’, primarily based on the tragedy within the Andes (and his first movie in Spanish within the final 15 years).

Listed below are ten initiatives for a 2023 through which Catalan cinema will proceed to shine with its personal mild.

  1. ‘Els encantats’, by Elena Trapé

After ‘Cinco lobitos’, the actress Laia Costa as soon as once more performs the position of a younger girl with a posh maternity, on this case as a result of separation from her accomplice. The protagonist should settle alone within the outdated household residence in a rural setting as idyllic as it’s lonely, the place previous and current merge. Elena Trapé’s third function movie, which debuted in 2010 with ‘Weblog’, she made ‘Las distancias’ in 2018 and has made episodes for tv sequence throughout all this time of cinematographic uncertainty.

‘Creature’, by Elena Martín

Starring within the collective movie ‘Les amigues de l’Àgata’ and within the quick ‘Suc de síndria’, Elena Martín went to the opposite facet of the digicam in 2017 with the extremely esteemed ‘Júlia ist’. She has not stopped starring in movies by others –’With the wind’, ‘The lady of the century’, ‘We is not going to kill ourselves with pistols’– whereas she was eager about ‘Creatura’, a movie starring herself, Oriol Pla and Àlex Brendemühl across the intimate evocations on the Costa Brava of a lady blocked by her personal physique.

‘The little loves’, by Celia Rico

As a instructor on the ESCAC movie college, the Sevillian Celia Rico pierces the territory already uncovered within the first in her second movie. In ‘Viaje al cuarto de un madre’ (2018) he explored the advanced relationships between a mom and a daughter (Lola Dueñas and Anna Castillo), whereas in ‘Los pequeños amores’ household ties are diluted, however not generational and the cultural distinction: the protagonists of this second function (Adriana Ozores and María Vázquez) admire and reproach one another in equal measure.

‘The Snow Society’, by JA Bayona

After making ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and a number of other episodes of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy’ for US studios, Bayona actually needed to direct a movie in Spain once more. With the help of Netflix, unknown performers and an bold manufacturing plan, the director of ‘The Not possible’ as soon as once more portrays a collective tragedy, that of the survivors of a aircraft crash within the Andes who had been compelled to observe cannibalism to outlive.

‘Unicorns’, by Àlex Lora

Skilled within the observe of documentary movie –’El cuarto reino. El reino de los plásticos’, co-directed with Adán Aliaga–, Lora strikes into the realm of fiction with a movie targeted on a younger city and millennial girl who tries to distance herself from established social and sexual labels. Produced by Inicia Movies, the corporate that gave delivery to ‘Summer time 1993’, it has Pilar Palomero (‘La maternal’) as a co-writer and stars Greta Fernández, Elena Martín, Lídia Casanova and Nora Navas.

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‘My buddy’s buddy’ by Zaida Carmona

Its premiere on the final version of the Competition de Cinema d’Autor was some of the applauded (it obtained one of many viewers awards) and on February 3 this contemporary lesbian love story set in Barcelona not two not three, however 5 bands! Zaida Carmona’s debut function is a dyke tangle comedy that may be learn in a generational key, with thirty-somethings who reside as in the event that they had been twenty-somethings and have not fairly settled down financially or sentimentally. With tributes to Éric Rohmer and an essential (and really cool) record of cameos (Rocío Saiz, Christina Rosenvinge and Brigitte Vasallo seem within the movie), it’s written by and stars Carmona herself.

‘Els properties i els dies’ by Arnau Vilaró

He collaborated with Carla Simón on ‘Estiu, 1993’ and years later they sat down collectively to jot down the script for ‘Alcarràs’. And it’s that though he has moved primarily between Paris and Mexico, Vilaró is the son of farmers from Lleida, from the city of Bellvís. He has simply received his first Gaudí award for the script for ‘Alcarràs’ and what can be his first movie as a director already has a title, ‘Els properties i els dies’, a famend impartial producer (Luis Miñarro, promoter of Isabel’s careers Coixet and Albert Serra) and a price range shut to at least one million euros. The plot: “After a breakup, David returns to Barcelona in 1992 and appears for his true self by writing his diary & rdquor ;.

‘The Turtles’ by Belén Funes

After dazzling with ‘La hija de un ladrón’ (three Gaudís, Silver Shell in San Sebastián for Greta Fernández and Goya for finest new director), Belén Funes returns with a narrative in regards to the second technology of Andalusian emigrants in Catalonia, the advanced relationship together with his mother and father and becoming right into a society the place the talk on integration and charneguismo is a bit just like the Guadiana: it appears to have been overcome till it begins once more. Written along with Marçal Cebrián, the movie stars a pair, Julián and Delia, who moved to Barcelona 20 years in the past and who, after many years of disaster, are barely capable of keep collectively due to Anabel, their 16-year-old daughter.

‘Moms do not’, by Mar Coll

What sort of mom murders her personal little one? In 2019, the Basque author Katixa Aguirre shook the nationwide literary scene with the highly effective ‘Las madres no’ (Tránsito), a few Basque journalist who has simply develop into a mom and turns into obsessive about a media case of infanticide: that of a lady tried for homicide to her two 10-month-old twins. The novel was forward of the wave of books, essays and movies that for years have been exploring the darkish facet of motherhood. The difference of her to the cinema of her supposes the anticipated return to the cinema of Mar Coll a decade after ‘Tots volem el millor per a ella’ after exploring her paternity within the tv sequence ‘Kill the daddy’. It’s produced by Elástica Movies, led by María Zamora, the identical as ‘Alcarràs’.

Among the many initiatives that might see the sunshine of day this 2023 there are others equally thrilling comparable to ‘Reines’ by Klaudia Reyniche, an initiation story set in Lima within the early 90s that has Valérie Delpierre, the producer of ‘Las niñas’ and ‘ The maternal’, behind. Neus Ballús is within the post-production section of ‘Blow!’, a brief movie about Mar, a lady who goals of recording the sound of whales and joins a analysis crew. Estibaliz Urresola will current his first movie on the subsequent Berlinale, ‘20,000 species of bees’, with a Catalan manufacturing, a narrative that may trigger folks to speak about Lucía, a six-year-old lady with a penis that everybody calls Aitor and who’s ready for the arrival of summer time to go away behind the hostile local weather of his college. This 12 months may additionally see the sunshine of the brand new by Roger Gual (‘Diògenes’, with Àlex Brendemühl) and Miguel Ángel Blanca, who after thrilling the Twitter dialog with ‘Self-defense’ (Filmin) is making ready a undertaking whose provisional title is ‘Exercicis per veure a Déu’, about three girls with supposed mystical visionary items who’re despatched to the mountains as contestants on a survival actuality present.

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