The Spanish movie sector, present at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival
The 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be inaugurated by "Todos lo saben", a feature film directed by the Iranian Asghar Farhadi and with a cast headed by Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darín, together with Barbara Lennie, Inma Cuesta and Eduard Fernández. It is a coproduction of Spain (Morena Films) and France shot in Madrid (Torrelaguna) and Guadalajara.
Also in the official section, in a special session outside the contest, will participate the Polish-Spanish coproduction "Un día más con vida", directed by the Navarrese Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow, which recreates the life of the legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski mixing real images with animation ones.
The film "El Ángel", by Luis Ortega, is selected to participate in the official section 'Un Certain Regard'. The feature film by Ortega is an Ibero-American coproduction by K & S Films, Underground and Telefe from Argentina and Spain's El Deseo. The film is based on the life of Carlos Robledo Puch, who murdered 11 people between 1971 and 1972, and is starring Lorenzo Ferro.
Report Action! CINE.AR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1-6IFYs0I
In the Directors' Fortnight there are two Spanish titles: "Petra" by Jaime Rosales and "Carmen y Lola" by Arantxa Echevarría.
"Petra" is a coproduction of Spain (Fresdeval Films, Wanda Vision), France and Denmark shot in the mountains of Madrid and La Empordà in Girona, with a script by Rosales himself together with Clara Roquet and Michel Gaztambide, starring Barbara Lennie, Àlex Brendemühl and Marisa Paredes.
Movistar + report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCMWFv6cNSI
The first work of the Bilbao-born Arantxa Echevarría, "Carmen y Lola". With the shooting between Madrid and Cantabria, produced by TVTEC Servicios Audiovisuales and distributed in Spain by Super 8, it's plot revolves around the love story of two gypsy teenagers and addresses the great difficulties of living homosexuality. The script is by the director herself and the leading actresses are: Rosa Montoya and Javier Godino.
First images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adTojMt-yys
The Festival will come to its end with a film shot in Spain: “El hombre que mató a Don Quijote” by Terry Gilliam. It's co-produced, among others, by the Spanish company Tornasol, and stars Jonathan Pryce in the role of Don Quixote, together with Adam Driver, Rossy de Palma and Sergi López. In Spain it was filmed in Navarra, Castilla la Mancha and Canarias.
The world premiere at the Cannes Festival, outside the official competition, of "Han Solo: a Star Wars story" also has some connection with Spain, since several of its scenes were filmed in the Canary Islands, specifically on the island of Fuerteventura.