20:00 HS / Sala B
Six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her deceased mother’s apartment are placed in boxes. In a send-off, her friends follow her car on foot waving goodbye. Although her uncle’s family welcomes her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside, far away from her native Barcelona. Moments of youthful exuberance give way to ruminative detachment. At night, Frida prays for her mother, who she misses horribly, while during the day she attempts to find her place in this new life. In spite of its summery hues, the serious undertones of this coming of age drama, whose gentle images attempt to come to terms with the consequences of an unpredictable illness, prove to be extraordinarily moving.
Director: Carla Simón / Producer: Valerie Delpierre / Production company: Inicia Films / Cinematography: Santiago Racaj / Edition: Ana Pfaff, Dídac Palou / Sound: Eva Valiño / Music: Ernest Pipo, Pau Boïgues / Main cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Fermi Reixach
Country: Spain / Year: 2017 / Duration: 90'Awards and festivals:
Awards: Best Opera Prima, Gran Prix Generation K Plus Berlinale, Best Director BAFICI, Biznaga de Oro Festival de Málaga, Écrans Junior Best Film Cannes Film Festival, Goya Awards Best Film, Best First Director, Best Screenplay.
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After the exhibition, open dialog with:
Eva Valiño (Spain). Sound. She trained in Barcelona, New Orleans and Cuba. She has worked in the sound of more than 60 films with directors like Icíar Bollaín, Goya for Best Sound 2004 for Te doy mis ojos, and with Manuel Martín Cuenca, nominated to the Goya for Best Sound with Cannibal in 2014. She has recently been nominated for the sound category of the Gaudí Awards 2018 for Estiu 1993 by Carla Simón. In parallel to his work in film, she is dedicated to academic research and teaching sound expression in university seminars. With Javier Rebollo, she received the Best Sound Award at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Larissa for the short The baggage opened and for In separate beds, at the National Short Film Competition of Medina del Campo. She has also received the Award for Best Sound for Goodbye, by Nacho Ruiz Solanas.
Ana Pfaff (Barcelona). Editor, director and experimental filmmaker. Co-founder of the Dostopos project, a collective focused on the production of content that relates images and music in formats such as video clips or video projection, using the practice of found footage or animated collage. In her filmography as an editor are: Hamada (2018), Els dies que vindran (2018), Ainhoha: Yo no soy esa (2018), Con el viento (2017) Trinta Lumes (2017), Estiu:1993 (2017). Niñato (2016), Remine (2014). In fiction she has worked on projects such as La Inquilina directed by Mar Coll, Els tres porquets directed by Albert Serra and in advertising she has directed for brands such as Wallapop, ING Direct, Stradivarius or Pans & Company.