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CLARA ROQUET

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Since I usually work as a screenwriter, I’m very used to working from home. During the first weeks of the lockdown, we used to joke with my screenwriter friends that we are the most used to confinement, but of course, it was just another way to lift our spirits. We’re used to confinement, yes, but once we finish our pages it’s so necessary for us to step out of the house, go for a walk, clear our heads, see friends, watch a movie. I’m sure it’s the same for everyone, we’re all united in this. Fortunately, I have the best writing partners, Elena Martín and Carlos Marques-Marcet. I’ve been collaborating with them individually on their respective next features, and it’s really like writing and hanging out with friends, you get the best of both worlds. 

Ironically, when the lockdown started, I wasn’t supposed to be writing, I was supposed to be in Belgium, finishing the post-production of my first feature as a director, Libertad. I had to be out there in the studio, giving notes on colour grading and sound mixing, and it was an experience I was really looking forward to. But if this pandemic has taught us anything it is the need to adapt, to be resilient and to make the most of what we have. So now we’re finishing the post-production online, and it’s been hard at times, but I’m thankful for the effort that the team has made to make it possible. I really can’t complain. I’m privileged. I’m making a film, I’m healthy and I have a beautiful window to look outside. 

Clara Roquet, director

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