tve movistar+
Official
Sponsors
65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

close
Complete this form with your details for accessing the contents reserved for registered users
Click here
Forgotten your password? Click here

close


You have still not activated your email. We have sent you an email. You must click on the attached link to activate your account.

You are in: Home > 2018. 66th Edition  > Festival Diary > A lavish eighteenth- century costume drama
A lavish eighteenth- century costume drama
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The Chilean filmmaker Valeria Sarmiento presented Le cahier noir in the Official Selection yesterday. It is an adaptation of a classic novel by the Portuguese author Camilo Castelo Branco, that was an old project of her late husband Raúl Ruiz, abandoned after his death. It tells the story of a young Italian nurse who has to take care of a little orphan against the backdrop of the French Revolution and includes appearances by historical figures such as Napoleon, Charlotte Corday and Marie Antoinette.

Although the film was shot entirely in Portugal, the film recreates scenes in Rome, Paris and London. Producer Paolo Branco pointed out that the palaces in that period were built in the same way in different countries, so they were able to shoot in Portugal as if they were elsewhere.

As for her next project Sarmiento said it would be very different. She said that she hoped to be able to start shooting a black comedy in Chile at the end of the year about the contemporary situation in her country.

Nora Askargorta

 

Official Sponsors:
Official Collaborators:
Associated Institutions:
© San Sebastian International Film Festival | Developed by: Yo Miento Producciones

This website uses cookies to improve the user experience. More info Agree