The eleventh edition of the D'A Film Festival Barcelona (April 29-May 9) presents the best national and international contemporary independent cinema and adopts a hybrid format after the online experience of the last edition. The festival has announced its full program that includes more than 20 Catalan films.
Catalan Films activities within the framework of the festival
Catalan Films and D'A organize two activities within the framework of the festival: A dialogue between Mar Medir, coordinator of Catalan Films, and the director of CinemaChile, Constanza Arena. The session will focus about the objectives, actions, to promote the participation of the Catalan and chilean industry internationally.
What's more, Catalan films will present the best short films of the program for the internationalization of Catalan short films, Shortcat 2020 and 2021.
Catalan cinema at the D’A
Two Catalan films have been selected to compete in the Talents’ section, dedicated to emerging directors: Mia and Moi (Toned Media) intimate drama directed by Borja de la Vega and starring Bruna Cusí, Enerko Sagardoy and Ricardo Gómez, will make its world premiere at the festival. And the Mexican co-production Ricochet by Rodrigo Fiallega (Erase una vez Films, Tangram Films) which, after having been premiered at Rome Festival, Ficunam or Morelia Film festival, celebrates its premiere in Catalonia. Based on a true story that occurred in Argentina, the film takes place in a single day; the day Martijn learns that the alleged murderer of his son is to be released due to lack of evidence to prove his guilt. That is then when Martijn releases all his pent-up frustration and decides to take revenge.
For its part, the festival will host the world premiere of Marc Ferrer's feature film, ¡Corten! (Filmin, Canada) in the Direcciones' section, which brings together the greatests names of contemporary cinema.
Furthermore, 16 Catalan films will be screening in the Un impulso colectivo section, a sample of new Spanish cinema with films far from the industry standards, with a great diversity of names, themes, genres and styles:
Finally, Armugan by Jo Sol (Shaktimetta) that made its world premiere at the PÖFF Black Nights Festival, The Luminous View, by Fabrizio Ferraro (Eddie Saeta, Boudu / Passepartout) premiered at Berlinale, Tehran Blues, by Javier Tolentino, firts premiered at Gijón and recently selected for CPH: DOX, will be shown at Especials section.