José Luis Rebordinos talks to us about his work, the Festival, today’s film scene and other aspects of life.
The opinions and comments of three members of the Festival Selection Committee open to discussion with the public: Quim Casas, Roberto Cueto, Jose Ángel Herrero-Velarde.
This year the Festival will be celebrating its 60th consecutive edition with the same enthusiasm felt the day it first saw the light on September 21st 1953. [+]
Asalto al cine, the Mexican director Iria Gómez Concheiro’s first feature about four teenagers who decide to solve their financial problems by robbing a cinema is set in her home town, but she claims that it is a situation that could happen to youngsters anywhere in Latin America.
She confesses that she combined two ideas when she wrote the script: the problem of the lack of educational and job opportunities for the young whom often drift into crime and a news story she read about some youngsters who robbed a cinema and got away with it.
Gerardo Naranjo’s Miss Bala, on the other hand, takes a look at a much darker side of crime.A young girl’s obsession with winning a beauty contest leads her to get mixed up in a war between rival drug gangs. Naranjo stresses how it has really polarised its audience: “some people think we are betraying our country; others think it is the first step on the way to solving this problem.”