Recently we have confirmed the participation of the latest film by the French director Xavier Beauvois, The Guardians. The director of Of Gods and Men adapts in his seventh film the homonymous novel by Ernest Pérochon. The famous French actress Nathalie Baye, her daughter Laura Smet and the beginner Iris Bry head the cast of this story. We are in 1915, in a France that is more agricultural than industrial. The men are forced to abandon their lands to go to the front. The women, until now subordinated to their husbands, start to run the farms, helping each other to carry on at all costs.
The Guardians joins the other titles already announced in the Official Section: Anchor and Hope by Carlos Marqués-Marcet, The Sea Stares at Us from Afar, by Manuel Muñoz Rivas, Zama by Lucrecia Martel, Barbara by Mathieu Amalric, A Ciambra by Jonas Carpignano, The Nothing Factory by Pedro Pinho, A Violent Life by Thierry de Peretti, Pure Hearts by Roberto de Paolis, The Workshop by Laurent Cantet, Little Crusader by Václav Kadrnka, Ramiro by Manuel Mozos, Let the Sunshine In by Claire Denis, God’s Own Country by Francis Lee, Western by Valeska Grisebach and Winter Brothers by Hylnur Pálmason.
Bajo la piel de lobo by Samu Fuentes is being shown in the Festival’s Official Section out of competition.
The Resistances section, in which the Festival gathers the most independent works in Spanish cinema, has incorporated the first film by Anxos Fazáns, a young director making her debut with A estación violenta, an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Manuel Jabois with Nerea Barros (Goya for La isla mínima), Alberto Rolán and Xosé Barato. Disillusionment and disorientation, addictIons, relationships worn down by time and the endless night… The latest surprise from the novo cine galego with the crew that obtained such good results with Las altas presiones (New Waves Award in Seville 2013), Daniel Froiz in production and Ángel Santos as co-writer. Anxos Fazáns, the director, at only 23 has already made the Atresmedia web series Fame and the short film Doce.
A estación violenta completes the selection of Spanish films in Resistances, along with Seeing a Woman by Mònica Rovira, Mr. Liberto and the Little Pleasures by Ana Serret, Children of the Vine by Ana Domínguez, The Earth Will Open by Alonso Valbuena, The Island by Miguel Rodríguez Pérez, Affection and the Third Person by Pablo Llorca, Things by Carlos Rivero, Transaction: an audiovisual journey through the Transition, and the collective film Histeria de España both headed by Kikol Grau.