Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), one of the most important festivals in Asia specialized in the independent and experimental cinema, has selected 3 Catalan productions.
Final Round 's co-production (Toned Media, Le Midi Productions, Ozz Films), by Mohamed Fekrane and Gustavo Cortés will make its world premiere in the "International Competition" section. The film tells the story of Rachid and his two friends, three children from Marrakech who will try to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in a dinghy to start a new life.
Correspondence (Carla Sospedra, Televisió de Catalunya - CCMA, Avalon, Goroka, Cinestacion) by Carla Simón and Dominga Sotomayor has been selected in the "Expanded Cinema" section. A short film documentary that has already been in several festivals such as Visions du Réel, the San Sebastián Festival or SEMINCI. The short film portrays a conversation between two filmmakers who talk about family issues, inheritances and motherhood.
The animated feature film Josep (Imagic, Les Films de Ici Méditerranée) by the French director Aurel, will be the closing filml. The film has made a long journey through several national and international festivals and accumulates different awards such as the César Award or the European Film Award for Best Animated Film. The film recreates the story of Josep Bartoli (Barcelona 1910 - New York 1995), a republican, anti-Franco fighter and cartoonist who is exiled in a concentration camp during Franco's dictatorship.
Finally, the recognized Catalan director Albert Serra will be part of the festival's jury, specifically in the International Competition's section.