After the opening gala and the world première of El tiempo de los monstruos, Seville Festival continued the screening of other prominent films. Sergio Oksman attended a press conference to talk about his film O futebol, competing in the Official Section. Playing somewhere between fiction and documentary, the Brazil-born and Spain-based filmmaker shoots the reunion of a father and his son on the occasion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “Football was invented to fill the awkward silence between father and son”, declared Oksman Jr. who also underlined the fact that, paradoxically, he did not want to make an autobiographical film.
One of the most awaited films of the New Waves competing section was the Iranian Paradise, that portraits the violence to which women from that country are subjected to, as a consequence of their own values, conduct, and social roles. The film was presented in a public meeting at the SEFF by its director, Sina AtaeianDena and its producer YousefPanahi, who also cooperated with his brother Jafar in the production of This Is Not a Film and Taxi Teheran. As these two films, Paradise was shot under difficult conditions and without any financial support.
The conference press with Timothy Spall, the appetizer with the media and the film crew of El tiempo de los monstruos, the public meeting with Sonja Heiss, director of Heidi Schneider is Stuck –competing in the New Waves section–, were just some of the several events of this Sunday in which the SEFF travelled beyond its borders.