Maria Perez Sanz, Maddi Barber Board Locarno Match Me Title ‘This Is Not a Poem’ (EXCLUSIVE)


Two on-the-rise administrators, Maria Perez Sanz (“Karen”) and Maddi Barber (“Land Underwater”), have signed on to direct episodes in “Current,” a singular exploration by Spain’s Garde of a brand new technology of girls artists, each cineastes and writers, who broke out final decade.

A part of a broader literary-film venture, “This Is Not a Poem” (“Esto no es una poesía”), “Current” (“Presentes”) is being launched to potential co-producers and distributors by Garde founder Cristina Hergueta at Locarno’s Match Me, a networking discussion board which kicked off Aug. 6.

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Perez Sanz will carry to the display a textual content written by Cristina Morales, winner of Spain’s 2019 Nationwide Narrative Prize for “Lectura Facil.” Barber will create a movie from a poem by Maria Sanchez, whose first e-book of poetry, “Cuaderno de campo,” was revealed in 2017, and has shortly run by means of a number of editions.

Each Perez Sanz and Barber’s movies are conceived as a part of a primary collection of arthouse shorts in “This Is Not a Poem.”

Recognized by Selection in 2017 as a Spanish expertise to trace, Cáceres-born Perez Sanz broke by means of along with her characteristic “Karen,” an imagining of the ultimate days in Africa of Karen Blixen, creator of “Out of Africa.”

Blixen was a non-conformist, so is Perez-Sanz, selecting to profile Blixen and what she stood for by means of her relationship along with her extremely environment friendly Somali farm supervisor Farah Aden fairly than the dashing Hon. Denys George Finch Hatton, performed by Robert Redford within the famed film adaptation. In her newspaper articles, Morales comes by means of as a caustic critic of the unthinking cliches of a lot modern thought.

Showcased on the San Sebastian Competition’s 2019 Zabaltegi-Tabakalera part, Barber’s medium-feature doc “Land Underwater” – as have been her shorts, 2018’s “Above 592 Meters” and 2020’s “Gorria” – charts man’s vestigial and ambivalent relationship to nature in Navarre’s Pyrenees. A rural vet, Sánchez explores her clear affinity with nature as a supply of pleasure, a household legacy and a connection to different girls writers.

“Current” will characteristic two extra shorts from girls administrators, impressed by and representing the work of two extra feminine writers, Hergueta advised Selection.

Primarily based out of Cáceres in South-West Spain, Garde has in the meantime tapped Seville’s BNV Producciones and Sarao Movies (“As soon as Once more”) to co-produce its different prime Match Me venture: “Horses” (“Caballos”).

Described by Garde as a “horse film” and “experimental” doc characteristic, it’s directed by Pedro G. Romero (“Nueve Sevillas”). It data a flamenco live performance for horses that passed off within the Tempietto di Bramante in Rome. On the identical time, nonetheless, “it’s also a mirrored image on our approach of wanting, attempting to flee the anthropocentric gaze, hegemonic because the daybreak of modernity, in addition to a mirrored image on the language of cinema,” Hergueta mentioned. The venture has been well-received by those that have learn it in Spain.

Garde was launched in 2017 by Hergueta, a manufacturing co-ordinator on “The Hanged Man,” by Manuel Gómez Pereira (“Between Your Legs”), and line-producer of “Los mundos sutiles,” from Eduardo Chapero-Jackson (“Sky Rojo”).

Garde’s manufacturing credit to this point absorb co-producing Guillermo Benet’s “Los Inocentes,” which scored a particular jury point out eventually November’s Seville European Movie Competition. El Sur Movies opened “Los Inocentes” in Spanish theaters in March. Outdoors Spain, it has screened as Austria’s Crossing Europe pageant and Romania’s Transilvania Movie Competition.

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