Catalan Shorts 2020 Selection II
Online: 19 Nov – 6 Dec, Panteres available 19 – 21 Nov (UK Only) Get your tickets here
Short Film continues to be at the heart of the festival. Once again we bring together our favorite Catalan Shorts of the year. It’s the house specialty, so make sure you don’t miss our 2020 Official Selection Programmes I and II and our Shorts Retrospectives.
In this programme (Catalan Shorts 2020 Selection II) we gather a selection of fascinating character driven short films. We follow them in silence, when they dance and when they listen music. We are there with them when they dream and when they explode – also when they shave -. Keep an eye on one of our favorite Latin American actresses, Paulina Garcia starring in the Tribeca Film Festival-selected Vera. You will find a particular presence of directors coming up from Barcelona’s prestigious film school ESCAC, strong emerging talent with a peculiar sense of humor and climax. Special mention deserves young director Carmen Aumedes that has not one but two films in the Official Selection, both sharing an interest on ‘the foreigner point of view”. Cry, laugh, shout, dance, all at once if you want. We promise an emotional rollercoaster!
MORE ABOUT THE FILMS
MARLENI, NO MARLEN (Marleni, not Marlen)
15 min – 2020
Director: Carmen Aumedes Mier
Marleni hates her job as a live-in carer at Mr. Ramón’s home. Her life changes when she receives a message from an unknown number and she decides to create a fake identity, looking for a way to escape.
MOLT OCUPADA (I’m Too Busy)
11 min – 2019
Director: Carmen Aumedes Mier
Ocean’s son got married and moved out; his departure hits her harder than expected. In this bizarre emotional self-portrait, an aging dance instructor talks about her humdrum life, the indolence that has crept into her marriage, and her job, which she has been going about unhappily for years. Ocean soon recognizes that it’s time for a new choreography in her life: Jitterbug!
12 min – 2020
Director: Lluís Margarit
Pablo, in a failed attempt to get back together with his ex girlfriend, he realizes he’s going bald. Thereafter, he will do his best to achieve the two main challenges: not getting bald and get back with his ex girlfriend.
17 min – 2020
Director: Laura Rubirola Sala
Vera, a fan of classical music who works as a night-time cleaner, discovers Miguel, a man she has never seen but who she imagines thanks to the objects on his desk.
NI OBLIT NI PERDO (Neither Forgive nor Forget)
20 min – 2019
Director: Jordi Boquet Claramunt
Betlem returns home to spend a few days with her family in the town where she grew up. But this town has a sad aura which, against her will, always end up coming back to remind her that there are things that can never be forgotten. Nor forgiven.
22 min – 2020
Director: Èrika Sánchez Marcos
Joana and Nina are two 13-year-old friends in the midst of puberty. The first one, bubbly and brazen, has vital questions about female gender. Both are young women of their time and condition: social networks, immediacy and excesses. Today, Joana has decided to put an end to her existential anxiety. At that moment a macabre game devised by Joana begins. That decisive moment of puberty will cause something in each of them to change forever.
DON’T MISS | Q&A’s
Short is Biutiful! Q&A’s with the directors of the Catalan Shorts 2020. Short film was the origin and remains the heart of the festival. This year we widened the selection to 15 shorts, and our team had a short talk with most of the directors selected.
CinemaAttic wants to thank all the institutions, partners and friends who made the Catalan Film Festival in this challenging year: