San Sebastian 2022 New Administrators Lineup Introduced
Three buzzy titles, all turning on ladies carving out their very own destinies – Carmen Jaquier’s “Thunder,” Laura Baumeister’s “Daughter of Rage” and Dinara Drukarova’s “Grand Marin” – function within the 13-title lineup of San Sebastian’s 2022 New Directors part.
Additionally making the New Administrators’ reduce – now firmly consolidated as crucial sidebar on the highest-profile movie competition within the Spanish-speaking world – is “Tobacco Barns,” the awaited and second function from Spain’s Rocío Mesa, in addition to Jeong Ji-hye’s Jeonju Competition winner “Jeong-sun” which has its director hailed as a expertise to trace.
Eight of the 13 options are chosen by ladies who additionally function protagonists in a lot of the movies. Their themes vary extensive, nevertheless, from the absurdity of Moldova’s previous (“Carbon”) to an allegorical portrait of civil battle (“Carbide”) to cybershaming (“Jeong-sun”) and girls’s love of literature (“To Books and Ladies I Sing”).
A quick drill-down on New Administrators titles:
“Carbide,” (“Garbura,” Josip Zuvan, Croatia)
As thick as thieves, youngsters Antonio and Nikola, cell-phone buffs and dab palms at pyrotechnics, see their friendship threatened by their feuding households. The primary function from TV writer-director Zuvan (“On the Border”).
“Carbon,” (Ion Bors, Moldova)
Set within the ‘90s Moldova, on their method to the entrance, Dima and Vasea stumble throughout a carbonized physique and got down to set up its id. A tragi-comedy about Moldova’s absurd previous, based on Bors, the movie received each the WIP Europa Trade Award and the WIP Europa Award eventually 12 months’s San Sebastian.
“Daughter of Rage,” (“La Hija de Todas las Rabias,” Laura Baumeister, Nicaragua)
Mixing scathing social realism and oneiric lyricism, Baumeister’s first function, a mother-daughter damaged relationship story set at a rubbish dump in Managua, Guatemala which swept San Sebastian’s Co-Manufacturing Discussion board (2019), earlier than profitable its WIP Latam (2021), a uncommon double.
“Grand Marin,” (Dinara Drukarova, Russia)
The primary function of Russian actor Drukarova, who performs the lead function of Lili, round 50, who ups and leaves every part, arriving at a village in Iceland to fulfil her dream – of turning into a cod fisherwoman. The newest from Marianne Slot’s Slot Machine, producer of a number of Lars von Trier movies and “Ladies at Conflict,” backed by Arte France Cinema.
“The Nice Silence,” (“Den Retailer Stilhed,” Katrine Brocks, Denmark)
Alma, about to take her vows, is visited by her brother Erik, who reveals a secret tragedy up to now, plunging Alma into torment. The function debut of Brocks, who received a Danish Academy Award for finest brief movie in 2021 with “In The Blink of An Eye.”
“Jeong-sun,” (Jeong Ji-hye, South Korea)
Jeonju’s Korean competitors prize winner this Spring, carried by Kim Geumsoon’s central efficiency, a portrait of the devastating impact of office cyber-shaming on the placid lifetime of a middle-aged mom and food-processing manufacturing facility employee.
“Nagisa,” (Takeshi Kogahara, Japan)
A younger man is stricken by the dying of his adored little sister till he discovers her ghost in a haunted tunnel. The function debut of Kogahara, whose commercials and brief movies screened on the Cannes Lions and Busan Movie Competition.
“On Both Sides of the Pond,” (“Pokhar Ke Dunu Para,” Parth Saurabh, India)
A pair, having eloped, return to their native metropolis after falling on arduous occasions due to the pandemic. There, their relationship founders. The function debut of Mumbai-based screenwriter, editor and director Saurabh.
“Roleless,” (“Miyamatsu To Yamashita,” Masahiko Sato (Japan), Yutaro Seki (Japan), Kentaro Hirase (U.S.)
A directorial three-hander, in regards to the vicissitudes of a call-center operator who moonlights as a match further.
“Spare Keys,” (“Fifi,” Jeanne Aslan, Turkey, Paul Santillan, France)
Over one Summer season, Fifi 14, establishes a relationship along with her pal’s older brother. Produced by France’s Haiku Movies, which co-produced “And Tomorrow the Complete World.”
“Thunder,” (“Foudre,” Carmen Jaquier, Switzerland)
Possibly the buzziest title to this point at New Administrators, a title courted by a number of festivals. Returning to a backward hamlet excessive within the Swiss mountains in the summertime of 1900, a younger nun seeks to tread the identical path to emancipation as her elder sister, who ended up committing suicide. From Geneva’s Shut Up Movies, a co-producer on “I Am Not Your Negro.”
“Tobacco Barns,” (“Secaderos,” Rocío Mesa, Spain)
Simply added to San Sebastian’s Spanish movie lineup, and the most recent from Olmo Figueredo’s La Claqueta, an business chief in Andalusia. Two coming of age tales set in a bucolic village on Granada’s Vega, mixing close to documentary element and style tropes, including to the canon of Spanish feminine filmmakers – Carla Simón (“Alcarràs”), Elena López Riera (“The Water”) –delivering rural portraits of bigger worldwide potential.
“To Books and Ladies I Sing,” (“A los libros a las mujeres canto,” Maria Elorza, Spain)
Already introduced, a primary doc function from Spain’s Elorza, a widely known determine on the San Sebastian movie scene, about ladies’s relation to books and oral literature.