51º Gijón International Film Festival

51º Gijón International Film Festival

The International Film Festival of Gijón 2013, the FICX, already has Official Selection. It will take place from 15 to November 23.

17 titles are 13 countries, among which France prevails. Some stories told with expert hands and others with newborn talents. In the words of Nacho Carballo, director of the contest, "We have returned to make a bet for the new values ​​of the cinema to join them to great names", defining thus the lines of the Official, to which it called the "jewel of the crown of the contest" »

The consecrated catalog is headed by Patrice Laconte, who will open the poster for the next November 15 with the love triangle framed in the First World War of 'A promise', out of competition. There is also Pawel Pawlikowski, who will compete, yes, with 'Ida', 'a moving and intimate drama with an overwhelming photography' - according to Jorge Iván Argiz, responsible for programming - who won the critics' prize (Fipresci) in Toronto. The triangle of the greats closes the applauded and Oscar-winning Iranian Asghar Farhadi, who contributes 'Le passé' (prize for the best actress in the last Cannes), also to the competition.

The FICX proposes two Spanish films. One hundred percent, entitled 'Blockbuster' by Tirso Calero and 'The shortest distance', by Claudia Pinto Emperador, which has Venezuelan production.

The cinematography of the USA it has two titles 'Blue Ruin', by Jeremy Saulnier (Fipresci prize in Cannes), and 'Sobras las palabras', by Nicole Holofcener, in which the great James Gandolfini says goodbye to cinema and life. This is the last movie he shot before he died.

France is the country that stands out in an extraordinary way in the Official Section, this presence is also striking in the Animaficx series, according to Carballo, it is the fruit of the "good work of the French professionals, who are working like nobody else and offering an example that I think we should follow".

Official Section of the Gijón Film Festival 2013

SPAIN. Directed by Tirso Calero

Blue Ruin
U.S. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier

Floating skyscrapers
POLAND. Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski

GLEN. Directed by Louise Archambault

CHAD. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

BELGIUM. Directed by Yolande Moreau

POLAND. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Ilo Ilo
SINGAPORE. Directed by Anthony Chen

The longest distance
VENEZUELA. Directed by Claudia Pinto

Le Passé
FRANCE. Directed by Asghar Farhadi

The Apaches
FRANCE. Directed by Thierry de Peretti

Little One
SOUTH AFRICA. Directed by Darrell James Roodt

Boys and Guillaume, to the table!
FRANCE. Directed by Guillaume Gallienne

The unusual catfish
MEXICO. Directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce

Words are unnecessary
U.S. Directed by Nicole Holofcener

Encounters ... with the Director
Undoubtedly one of the most satisfying and enriching experiences, both for film professionals and for the spectators, is the exchange of impressions and points of view. These meetings will have a limited capacity, so it will be necessary to reserve a place in advance, by contacting those responsible for the section.

The Film Workshops ... they are a creative cineforum, in which participants will go from being mere spectators to live the audiovisual fact from within.
Starting from the educational and formative potential of the films of the Enfants Terribles section, we intend to bring the cinematographic language to the students in an attractive and playful way, as well as favor the audiovisual creation among young people, using home technology and promoting innovation, imagination and investigation.

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