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Six Catalan productions at the 59th BFI London Film Festival

The 59th BFI London Film Festival 2015 includes six Catalan signature productions. Hèctor Fernández’s ‘The corpse of Anna Fritz’, Esteve Soler’s ‘Interior. Family’ and Cesc Gay’s ‘Truman’ are the titles directed by Catalans and three more are Catalan co-productions, Fernando León de Aranoa’s ‘A Perfect Day’, Eugenio Canevari’s ‘Paula’ and Patricio Guzmán’s ‘The Pearl Button’. A total of 240 films from 72 different countries will be shown in different theatres in the British capital, amongst them the work of internationally renowned directors Terence Davis, Cary Fukunaga and Jonas Cuarón, to name a few. 

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09 October 2015 02:23 PM

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ACN / Sara Prim

Barcelona (CNA).-  Hèctor Fernández’s ‘The corpse of Anna Fritz’, Esteve Soler’s ‘Interior. Family' and Cesc Gay’s ‘Truman’ are the Catalan directed films included in the 59th BFI London Film Festival. Other titles with Catalan collaboration are Fernando León de Aranoa’s ‘A Perfect Day’, Eugenio Canevari’s 'Paula' and Patricio Guzmán’s ‘The Pearl Button’. 240 films from 72 different countries will be shown in different theatres in the British capital including productions from renowned directors such as Terence Davis, Cary Fukunaga and Jonas Cuarón.  The festival, which will last until the 18th of October, started this Thursday with British director Sarah Gavron’s film ‘Suffragette’.


Hector Hernandez presents in the British capital ‘The Corpse of Anna Fritz’, a thriller entirely set in a morgue. Esteve Soler’s short film ‘Interior. Family’ lands in London after taking part in different festivals around the world, including Cannes 2014’s ‘Short Film Corner’. The film is based on the director’s play ‘Against’, a trilogy which tells the story of parents who wake their son at night to talk about something that could change their lives. The last of the three Catalan-directed films is Cesc Gay’s ‘Truman’, starring Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara, which tells the story of two childhood friends who meet after many years.

There are three more films in the 59th BFI London Film Festival with a Catalan connection. One of them is Fernando León de Aranoa’s ‘A Perfect Day’, a film with award-winning actors Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins, whom play the role of aid workers in the Balkan War trying to overcome the territory’s bureaucracy and their own conflicts. Eugenio Canevari’s ‘Paula’, a drama about a pregnant woman set in Argentina, is also on the programme. Patricio Guzmán’s ‘The Pearl Button', which explains the importance of water in the history of Chile, is the film that closes the group of six Catalan-related productions. 

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  • Official poster of the BFI London Film Festival (by ACN)

  • Official poster of the BFI London Film Festival (by ACN)