9
Jan

THREE

SYNOPSIS

1.

D’s passion is dancing. During the day he rehearses a contemporary dance spectacle under the orders of Sol, the choreographer. During the night he makes a living working as a security guard in a parking lot. The building’s  security cameras are witnesses to his improvised nighttime rehearsals. Every morning, when Luna, his day shift colleague arrives to relieve him, D. races off, without changing his uniform, to the rehearsal room.
In the rehearsal room, things aren’t easy for D. Sol isn’t happy with his performance. She makes him repeat and perfect the dance routines over and over again. At night, among the cars in the parking lot, D. continues to work repeatedly on the movements that Sol sets out for him during the day, trying to improve. Despite his dedication, one day D. discovers that Sol is getting ready to replace him with a new dancer.
Finally D. is dismissed, and he leaves the rehearsal rooms totally despondent. When he returns to his night job, he discovers through the security cameras that Luna is willing to be his new and unexpected dance partner.

 

2. 

C. is a sound designer. She has just got divorced.. She works long hours at night in the studio, editing the sound on short films about security guards who dance in empty parking lots. After days of obsessive work, C. starts to perceive sound in real life as if it were a soundtrack. In her brain, she can “silence” the dialogue, isolate ambient sounds or modify volume levels. The most horrifying thing of all is that C. starts to believe that the sound she perceives is out of synchrony.
C. goes to the doctor, thinking that she is ill. The doctor reassures her. C. is not ill. Instead of that, C. is one of the first people to realize that it is really the world that is becoming desynchronized. A sensory catastrophe is taking place: image and sound no longer go hand in hand. Like a badly matched film, audio reaches people’s ears later than it should. And the gap between image and sound becomes greater with each passing day.
This delay is a disaster for humanity, and even more so for C. In a desynchronized world in which sound cinema is no longer possible, C. loses her job and her apartment. She will no longer be able to maintain a beneficial relationship with any of the man who pass through her life, she will face the death of her mother, with whom she had a complicated relationship, she will fleetingly discover the world of the deaf as a refuge where direct communication is still possible, and she will finally enter a spiral of disregard and lack of commitment that will lead her to the verge of personal and emotional collapse.
One day, without warning and just as it went, synchrony returns to the world. Miraculously, C. gets back her job as sound editor. Her first job will be to synchronize the music on that film in which two security guards were dancing in a half-empty parking lot.

 

3.

The days of the delay are now left far behind for C. and her new partner. A brilliant, happy synchronized future unfolds before her eyes and ears. But one morning, a new sensorial tsunami reappears. Suddenly, desynchronization reappears. But now it isn’t the sound that arrives later than the actions. Now the audio PRECEDES the image. We hear words before they are pronounced, blows before they are carried out. This new desynchronization will mean not only the end of C. and of this film, but of the universe as we have known it until now.

 

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, Science Fiction, Sport
Running time: 90
Format: 4K to 1.66 / DCP
Original language: SPANISH
Year: 2019
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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