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. [+]
At the end of the Civil War, Manuel Cortes, a former mayor of the town of Mijas in the province of Malaga, had no chance to escape from Spain. After a long and dangerous journey, he managed to make it home one night without being discovered. His wife, Juliana, warned him of the numerous firing squads operating in the village. They therefore decided to open a small hole in the wall where Manuel could hide. Manuel Cortes could never have imagined that this small space behind the wall would become his personal prison for 30 years. This is the story of the so-called "post-war moles" who had to sacrifice an entire lifetime to escape repression.
Has directed several shorts and documentaries, including El árbol seco (2007), Pepe Luis Vázquez. El sabio de San Bernardo (2009), Bécquer desconocido (2010) and El defensor (2011), RTVA to Andalusian Creation Award at the Festival Iberoamericano de Huelva. 30 años de oscuridad was one of the four finalists to the Goya for Best Documentary Feature in 2012. He is presently working on the screenplay of his first full-length feature, Distrito Sur, alongside Aleix Raya, and as the creative director of Art-Poética, an animated series for TV based on the work of popular national and international poets.
MANUEL H. MARTÍN (SPAIN)
Enrique Fernández Guzmán and Manuel H. Martin
Manuel H. Martín (Director) y Enrique Fernández Guzmán (Productor)
Manuel H. Martin and Enrique Fernández Guzmán