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Three Catalan films selected at Venice International Film Festival

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The Venice Intermational Film Festival (September 1-11), has announced its line up which includes two Catalan films. 

Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn's Official Competition comedy, starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez, and produced by The Mediapro Studio, will compete in the international competition section. The film tells the story of  a multimillionaire businessman who decides,iIn search of transcendence and social prestige, to make a film to leaves a mark. For this, he hires the best: a stellar team consisting of famed filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penelope Cruz) and two well-known actors, both of whom are huge talents, but with even bigger egos: Hollywood actor Felix Rivero (Antonio Banderas ) and the radical theater actor Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both legends, but not exactly best friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric tests designed by Lola, Felix and Ivan must face not only each other, but also with their own legacies.

For its part, Mounia Akl first feature film, Costa Brava Lebanon coproduced by Lastor Media, Snowglobe (Denmark), Abbout Productions (Lebanon), Cinema Defacto (France), Fox in the snow (Swdene), co-written by director and scriptwriter, Clara Roquet (Libertad), will be premiered in the Orizzonti extra section. The project was selected at international labs such as Residence Cinéfondation, Torino Film Lab or Sundance Institute Lab. 

What's more, Juanjo Gimenez's feature film Out of Sync/Tres (Nadir Films, Frida Films, M-Films Tres la pelicula frida nadir AIE) will premiered at Giornate degli Autori, the independent sidebar of the Venice Film Festival. 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.

 

Festivals

Italy - Venècia

01/09/2021 - 11/09/2021

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