Just Three Features from Women Directors to Screen in Competition at San Sebastián 2022

Just Three Features from Women Directors to Screen in Competition at San Sebastián 2022

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Laura Mora, Marian Mathias, and Pilar Palomero are the one ladies who will probably be competing for the Golden Shell at this 12 months’s San Sebastián Worldwide Movie Pageant. The fest has added 12 Competition titles to the 4 it introduced just a few weeks in the past; throughout the 16 movies, simply three are helmed by ladies, or about 19 p.c. That’s a disappointing determine by itself, nevertheless it particularly stings when you think about the 2021 figures: within the first wave of Competition picks alone, there was twice the variety of women-directed movies.

Mora’s “The Kings of the World” is a surreal story about 5 boys who dwell on — and rule — the streets of Medellín, Colombia. Mathias’ “Runner” sees a younger girl bonding with a stranger after her father dies, and Palomero’s “La maternal” follows a pregnant 14-year-old insurgent who is distributed to a middle for teen moms.

Isabel Coixet’s non-fiction movie “El sostre groc” is, to this point, the one function directed by a girl set to display screen Out of Competition at San Sebastián 2022. It tells the story of 9 ladies who filed a grievance in opposition to two of their former academics, claiming they have been sexually abused between 2001 and 2008, as youngsters. Regardless that the statute of limitations had lapsed, the ladies found they have been nonetheless in a position to make a distinction.

Additionally screening Out of Competition is the Movistar Plus+ sci-fi collection “Apagón (“Offworld”). Isa Campo is among the many undertaking’s 5 administrators.

The total Competition and Out of Competition slates will be discovered on San Sebastián’s web site. The 2022 version will happen September 16-24.

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