9
Jan

THREE

SYNOPSIS

C (39) is a sound designer. She spends many hours alone, recording foley effects, editing, mixing. The studio is her last refuge: a place where she can avoid dealing with her broken relationships with an ex-partner, an elderly mother and a co-worker.

C is starting to be out-of-sync. Like a badly synched film, her brain has begun to process sound later than images. As the delay increases, C is forced to quit her job, to deal with her mother’s death and to rethink her life completely.

Over time, she will discover that her disability is not just a stigma. It will allow her to make a living in a surprising way, and it will open the door to the world of the deaf. There she will meet Max (45) her sign language teacher, with whom she will have an intense relationship, unthinkable before the onset of her delay.

One day, synchrony simply returns to C’s brain.

Suddenly she’s cured, but she’s not the same anymore. Her sensory odyssey has made her mature. And now she has a second chance. It’s up to her not to let it escape.

 

DIRECTOR’S PROFILE

Director_Juanjo Gimenez_2Juanjo Giménez was born in Barcelona. His last short film,TIMECODE (2016) won the Palm d’Or at Cannes, The 2017 EFA award for European Short Film, and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Short Film, as well as the Goya in in the same category. In all, it has won more than 100 awards at film festivals the world over. Giménez has also directed the feature film NOS HACEMOS FALTA (TILT 2003), which premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and two documentaries, CONTACT PROOF (2014) and ESQUIVAR Y PEGAR (2010).

He has directed several short films which have won several national and international awards.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Running time: 90
Format: 4K to 1.66 / DCP
Original language: SPANISH
Year: 2020
Produced by: FRIDA FILMS
Producer: LUISA ROMEO
Coproducers: NADIR FILMS
Executive producers: LUISA ROMEO, JUANJO GIMÉNEZ

 

 

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29
Feb

TROT

SYNOPSIS

Daughter.  Sister.  Carme lives in a mountain village in Galicia with her sick mother and her father Ramón, with whom she hardly speaks.  She works in a bakery and feels the need to escape from this oppressive atmosphere, but circumstances always stop her from breaking free.  From trotting.  From running.

Trot takes place during the weekend of the celebrated “Rapa das Bestas,” a symbol of the age-old struggle between man and horse.  The village prepares for the celebration.  Luis, Carme’s older brother, comes home for a few days with his wife María.

Trot is the struggle between man and horse, between reason and instinct.


Project selected for KUSMIRA BERRIAK, a programme designed to support audiovisual projects that show innovation and experimentation in both cinematic language and the production medium. It is the result of a partnership between Tabakalera International Centre of Contemporary Culture, Donostia Zinemaldia / San Sebastián Film Festival, the DSS2016 Capital of Culture project, Donostia Kultura and the Basque Film Archive Foundation.

www.sansebastianfestival.com/2015/noticias/1/5071/es

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: FEATURE FILM
Format: 2K
Original language: Galician
Year: 2018
Produced by: FRIDA FILMS & CIOBRELIAI FILMS
Producer: LUISA ROMEO
Coproducers: MARIJA RAZGUTÉ
Screenplay: XACIO BAÑO
Script: XACIO BAÑO, DIEGO AMEIXEIRAS







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SYNOPSIS

After four years, Ana (35 years old) goes back to the city where she had grown up. A huge city, at the seashore. A city everybody is running away from because of the economic crisis. It is a hot summer, so people hide in their houses until the sun goes down. There is no one waiting for her at the bus station.

Ana meets her friends again, and her brother, Paulo. They all give her a cold welcome, expecting some kind of explanation from her, which they never get. Sofía, one of her best friends, throws a welcome party for her, with several friends that Ana had never met before.

Ana and the Future is a film about the absence of the past. And about forgiveness. About the right to make mistakes, the consequences of sins, and the importance of accepting our penances.


Project selected for EAVE PRODUCERS WORKSHOP 2016.

http://www.eave.org/network/Romeo/

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SYNOPSIS

Since her mother died when she was fifteen, Maria has cared for her father and her siblings. Responsible and controlling, she has always been the pillar of the family, a role which she is proud of. So, when her father suddenly falls in love with Cachita and announces his imminent engagement, Maria feels that her life is falling apart.

She soon stops being the perfect, responsible daughter and becomes the unmarried 35-year-old daughter who has not been able to become independent or fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. To make matters worse, she can’t even introduce her boyfriend as she doesn’t have one. And introducing anyone to her hopeless lover is not a good idea.

Incapable of facing reality, Maria decides to set herself up as a wedding planner in the hope that her father might have some doubts and she will be there to advise him. Meanwhile, she tries to convince herself and everybody that her lover is the ideal boyfriend. Since we’re already all about fantasizing, she reaches the conclusion that her boss wants to publish her story although he/she does not clearly say this.

However, despite getting her hopes up about her fantasies, reality is what it is and it ends up winning in the end. Her father does not need her anymore and her life has been stagnant for too long – the moment to dare to change it has arrived.

CAST

BÁRBARA LENNIE, JOSÉ ÁNGEL EGIDO, PABLO DERQUI, VITO SANZ, JULIÁN VILLAGRÁN, MARÍA VÁZQUEZ, MARINA SKELL, ALEXANDRA PIÑEIRO, ROCÍO LEÓN, AIXA VILLAGRÁN, MIGUEL DE LIRA, LUISA MERELAS, ERNESTO CHAO, ALBA LOUREIRO, XULIO ABONJO, FRAN LAREU, ALBERTO ROLÁN, JOSÉ RIAL, CARMELA PENA, ADRIANA REGUERA

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: FEATURE FILM
Running time: 90
Format: HD
Original language: SPANISH
Year: 2016
Produced by: FRIDA FILMS EN COPRODUCCIÓN CON AVALON P.C.
Producer: LUISA ROMEO
Coproducers: MARÍA ZAMORA, STEFAN SCHMITZ
Executive producers: LUISA ROMEO, SERGIO FRADE
Screenplay: NELY REGUERA
Script: NELY REGUERA, EDUARD SOLA, VALENTINA VISO, ROGER SOGUES, DIEGO AMEIXEIRAS
Composer: NICO CASAL
Director of  photography: AITOR ECHEVERRÍA
Editor: AINA CALLEJA
With the support of: ICAA (MINISTERIO DE CULTURA), AGADIC (XUNTA DE GALICIA) y TELEVISIÓN DE GALICIA (TVG)

 

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29
Feb

NOAH’S ARK

SYNOPSIS

We are experiencing the biggest global crisis ever known. This is the world where Paco and Miguel live, two security guards who look after an old abandoned factory. Although they have been working at the factory for over 8 years, they have never exchanged a word. They only exchange night and day shifts… But, everything changes when they suddenly lose their jobs. They finally come together and they decide to build a machine to escape from that world.

CAST

FRAN GOMIS, MIGUEL CHILLÓN, ALICIA SANTONJA

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: FEATURE FILM
Running time: 81′
Format: 1.85:1
B/W- Color: COLOR

Original languages: FRENCH, SPANISH
Year: 2014
Produced by: JAIBO FILMS, FRIDA FILMS, NADIR FILMS, POLAR FILMS, KAMAESTUDIO
Producers: MIGUEL MOLINA, JUANJO GIMÉNEZ, LUISA ROMEO,
 SERGIO FRADE
Directors and screenplay: ADÁN ALIAGA, DAVID VALERO
Composer: VINCENT BARRIÈRE
Editors: AURORA SULLI, ADÁN ALIAGA, DAVID VALERO
Sound: RICKY LATÍNEZ
With the support of: CONCEJALÍA DE CULTURA DEL AYUNTAMIENTO DE SAN VICENTE DEL RASPEIG, CULTURARTS-IVAC, CATALAN FILMS, XUNTA DE GALICIA y AGADIC

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
  • Valladolid International Film Festival. Seminci 2014. Official Section.
  • East End Film Festival 2015 (UK).
  • Seville European Film Festival (SEFF) 2014. Resistences Section.
  • Albacete International Film Festival. Abycine 2014. Official Section.
















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