‘Cork’, the first opera of Mikel Gurrea of Catalan co – production (Lastor Media), shot in Albera and with Paul Lopez and Vicky Luengo as protagonists, it is one of the four Spanish titles that will compete for the Conxa d’Or at the next San Sebastian Festival. They will also do ‘La consagración de la primavera’ by Fernando Franco, ‘La maternal’ by Pilar Palomero ‘and’ Girasoles Silvestres’ by Jaime Rosales. The festival has announced this Friday the 18 titles of Spanish production present in its 70th edition -from 16 to 24 September-, including the documentary film by Isabel Coixet ‘El sostre groc’ (out of competition) and the latest works by Isaki Lacuesta (‘Un año, una noche’) and Oriol Paulo (‘Los renglones torcidos de Dios’), both in the ‘Perlak’ section.
‘Cork’ is the debut Mikel Gurrea (San Sebastián, 1985) in the feature film after his short ‘Heltzear’ premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival and scheduled in San Sebastian. The film stars Catalans Pol López and Vicky Luengo, who play a couple who are going to live in the countryside. The film is a co-production with Catalan participation, specifically by the producer Lastor Media.
18 state titles
The Spanish production titles that will take part in the 70th San Sebastian Festival are 18, fifteen feature films (four of which compete for the Conxa d’Or), two shorts and a television series. The latter is’Blackout‘, directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Raúl Arévalo, Isa Campo, Alberto Rodríguez and Isaki Lacuesta.
The Perlak section will host ‘one year one night‘, by Isaki Lacuesta, after competing at the Berlinale and’the beasts‘, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, after going through the Cannes Film Festival. Both are eligible for the City of Donostia Audience Award. This out-of-competition section will be closed for the Catalan film Oriol Paul‘The crooked lines of God‘, adaptation of the novel of the same name by Torcuato Luca de Tena.
Isabel Coixet on the Lleida Theater Classroom
The festival will host the special screening in the official section of The Yellow Roof ‘, a non-fiction’Isabel Coixet around sexual abuse committed in theLleida Theater Classroom between 2001 and 2008.
On the other hand, in the room El Velódromo other outstanding premieres of Spanish directors will be screened, such as the ‘Rainbow‘ of Paco Leon, on the classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’; ‘Feeling it a lot’, the documentary of Fernando Leon de Aranoa about Joaquín Sabina; and the latest animated film from Fermín Muguruza‘Black is Black II’.