Malaga Work in Progress, Highlights, Developments

Malaga Work in Progress, Highlights, Developments

Three first options from Spain’s burgeoning subsequent era of feminine filmmakers, led by Cannes Critics’ Week winner Laura Ferrès, is one spotlight at this 12 months’s Málaga Work in Progress, an Málaga Competition business centerpiece the place productions comparable to “The Platform” first noticed the sunshine of day.

Enjoying in Malaga WIP, “The Platform” was acquired by Latido Movie which offered the title to Netflix at Toronto. It has gone on to rank because the third most-watched non-English film ever on Netflix.   

A minimum of three titles – Spanish highway film “Satan Canine Street,” horror pic “The Hidden Metropolis,” the neo-noir “Foremost by Evening” – boast style gristle. Some titles activate gender oppression (“As Neves”), feminine self-discovery (“Mara’s Trip”) or sexual variety (“I Belief You”). Many, particularly from Spain, have social-issue overtones.  

Manufacturing firms vary from established indie forces –  Madrid’s Aquí y Allí, Buenos Aires’ Magma Cine, Portugal’s Ukbar Filmes – to on-the-rise outfits, comparable to Colombia’s Los Niños Movies and Barcelona’s Fasten Movies. 

Málaga WIP España’s eight titles kind a part of Málaga’s Spanish Screenings Content material, an enormous multi-initiative worldwide market platform for the nation’s motion pictures and producers, which is an element in flip of the Spanish authorities’s large Spain AV Hub program. 

Right here’s the within monitor on the titles introduced: 


“As Neves,”  (Sonia Méndez, Spain)

From Aquí y Allí, behind San Sebastian prime winner “Magical Lady” and “Life and Nothing Extra,” a 2018 Unbiased Spirits laureate, Galician Méndez’s characteristic debut activates a intercourse tape incident in a snowbound village. Elamedia distributes in Spain. Cósmica Producións additionally produces. 

“The Daughter of the Volcano,” (Jenifer de la Rosa, Spain, Mexico)

Separated from her organic household when one week previous within the 1985 eruption of Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz, director De la Rosa was adopted in Spain. The movie is “a journey of discovery of what it means to be a daughter, sister, household,” she says. Solita Movies and Auna Producciones, each behind 2023 Sundance entry “The Fishbowl,” produce with Samuel Kishi’s Guadalajara-based Cebolla Movies (“Los Lobos”). 

“Satan Canine Street,” (Guillermo Polo, Spain)

Billed as a darkly comedic highway film, touring from Asturias to Benidorm, the journey permits a annoyed author an opportunity to search out his voice. The characteristic debut of Polo, a cinematographer on SXSW premiere “The Thriller of the Pink Flamingo,” produced by Los Hermanos Polo Movies, Batiak Movies, Japonica Movies and Volcano Movies.

“Foremost by Evening,” (Víctor Iriarte, Spain, Portugal, France)

A neo-noir drama, with two ladies of their fifties assembly on the banks of the Duero River, and three deaths, two heists and a getaway. A robust forged – Lola Dueñas, Ana Torrent – and screenplay by Isa Campo, Iriarte and Andrea Queralt. Produced by Reescritura AIE, Ukbar Movies, 4A4 Productions.

“Mara’s Trip,” (Elena Escura, Spain)

One other first characteristic, from the Valencia area’s Escura, described as a journey of self-discovery, as Mara goes to stick with her buddy Vera, who lives on Valencia’s hanging coastal Sierra d’Irte. When Vera leaves, Mara takes her place. From Valencia’s Tarannà Movies, headed by Giovanna Rives and Deborah Micheletti.

“La nit no fa vigília,” (Clara Serrano, Gerard Simó, Spain)

A graduate characteristic from six college students of Barcelona’s prestigious Pompeu Fabra U., picturing the connection between Unai (18) and his now frail grandmother, Nati, (83) who has purchased him up and is now provided an opportunity of a free room at a care residence. A fiction characteristic enjoying off Pompeu Fabra’s decade-old custom of grounded inventive documentaries, produced by Catalonia’s Mireia Graell at Ringo Media, a producer on Berlinale Panorama participant “Matria.” 

“The Everlasting Image,” (Laura Ferrés, Spain, France)

Probably the most awaited titles within the part, the characteristic debut of Laura Ferrés whose quick “The Disinherited” received Cannes 2017 Critics’ Week. A “miserable comedy,” claims Ferrés, co-written by Carlos Vermut (“Magical Lady”), “Image” activates a casting director in search of a “regular” particular person for a political marketing campaign. Nadine Rothschild’s Volta produces with Fasten Movies, additionally primarily based in Barcelona, and France’s Le Bureau. 

“The Residents,” (Jo Sol, Spain)

The most recent from Barcelona’s Jo Sol, who burst onto the scene with social subject artwork movies “El taxista ful” (2005) and “Pretend Orgasm” (2010). Shaktimetta Produccions, Sol’s manufacturing label, produces.


“Carropasajero,” (Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes, Colombia, Germany) 

From Colombia’s Los Niños Movies in co-production with Germany’s Pong Berlin, “Carropasajero” narrates an examination of life on the border between Colombia and Venezuela. One of many highlights of 2021’s Sanfic Industria’s Lab Documental, the venture was beforehand chosen in 2020 at Málaga’s Fund & Co-Manufacturing occasion. Los Niños’ 2019 characteristic debut “Lapu” world premiered at Sundance and screened at Berlinale’s Discussion board. 

“Hidden Metropolis,” (“Ciudad Oculta,” Francisco Bouzas, Argentina)

Beneath Ciudad Oculta, the oldest villa in Buenos Aires, there may be one other metropolis the place the useless stay. After the demise of younger soccer participant Martino, his buddy César suffers recurring desires. He should discover a method to cross the town of the useless and shut points from the previous that also bind him to Martino. An Oculta Cine and Pensar Con Las Manos co-production, whose credit soak up Francisco Márquez’s Berlinale 2020 Panorama participant “A Widespread Crime.”

“En vos confío,” (“I Belief You,” Agustín Toscano, Argentina)

A documentary produced by Oriana Castro at Argentine outfit Magma Cine which received a Particular Point out at Buenos Aires Fidba competition. Toscano – whose “El Dueño” took a particular point out at Cannes’ 2013 Critics’ Week – follows the story of two ladies who met in a convent and deserted their habits to stay their love secretly.

“Estados Generales,” (Mauricio Freyre, Perú-Spain)

Teaming Spanish outfit Tasio with Peru’s Walden Movies and Estudio Rien, “Estados Generales” explores the journey of a seed that departs from the Botanical Backyard in Madrid ending up in a Afro-Peruvian village the place it was collected in a colonial expedition round 1800.

“Idade da Pedra,” (“Stone Age,” Renan Rovida, Brazil-Spain)

A manufacturing by Maria Tereza Urias, Roberto Tibiriçá and Ana Rabelo for Desalambrar Filmes, Plateau Produções and Tela Suja Filmes. “Stone Age” has simply received the Málaga Competition Prize at Brazil’s CineMundi Connection in the course of the twenty sixth Tiradentes Movie Competition. 

“Una luz negra,” (“A Darkish Gentle,” Alberto Hayden Hahn, Chile)

Chilean writer-director Hayden’s characteristic debut was the largest winner at Sanfic Industria’s 2022 Work in Progress. Produced by Brisa, the movie is impressed by the musings of South Korean-born thinker Byung-Chul Han and his French counterpart Deleuze that query whether or not folks live on previous their bodily selves by folks’s recollections.

“Punku” (Juan Daniel Fernández Molero, Perú)

Filmed in Spanish, Quechua and Matsigenka, “Punku” is produced by Peruvian firm Tiempo Libre and received a WIP Prize on the 37h Mar del Plata 37 Competition. It tells the story of Iván, a 15-year-old boy who had been presumed useless after getting misplaced mysteriously a few years in the past. Now he’s again after having been discovered within the Amazonian jungle by Matsigenka woman Meshia.

“The Saint,” (“El Santo,” Juan Agustín Carbonere, Argentina)

The story of Rubén, a healer of humble origins utilizing outlandish and disturbing methods. With the looks of Benjamin, his luck will change, together with his producing a cult round him. However that fame will find yourself being his personal hell. Govt produced by Eva Padro at  Buenos Aires-based Hiperión.

Malaga Work in Progress, Highlights, Developments

Málaga Competition’s Spanish Screenings
Photographer: Koke Perez