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Spanish cinema has undoubtedly been making a strong imprint on the international film festival circuit throughout the last few years and, crucially, there’s a new wave of female filmmakers that are driving this charge.
Carla Simon’s Alcarràs took the Golden Bear in Berlin last year, while Elena Lopez Riera and Clara Roquet debuted their respective films The Water and Libertad in Cannes as well as Elena Martin’s feature debut Creatura, which played in the festival’s Directors Fortnight section this year.
So at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, it’s unsurprising that the trend is continuing as three Spanish films in official competition this year are directed and produced by women: Isabel Coixet’s Un Amor, based on a bestselling novel by Sara Mesa, which is produced by Marisa Fernández Armenteros and Sandra Hermida; Sultana’s Dream, the debut feature from Isabel Herguera which is produced by Chelo Loureiro of Abano Producíons; and The Rye Horn from director Jaione Camborda, which counts Elastica Films’ María Zamora as its Spanish co-producer.
“At the moment, cinema in Spain is very strong but the situation is changing for women at the moment, which is really encouraging,” says San Sebastian International Film Festival director José Luis Rebordinos.
It’s been an intentional push from the Spanish government, which has implemented strong policies in the last few years to increase gender parity for female filmmakers in Spain. Spanish film body ICAA has been instrumental in pushing the agenda in the last few years and has introduced positive measures linked to points in the applications for ICAA funds. In 2020, the body announced that at least 35% of its funding would be allocated to projects headed up
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The San Sebastian International Film Festival has long been considered the most intimate of the A-list festivals, neatly wrapping up a hectic fall festival season as delegates descend on the enchanting seaside city in Northern Spain. But in the last few years, the event has cemented itself into a festival reputed for championing new talent and emerging voices across all sections of its programming.
Rolling Stone last week (September 14), which reported that two festival-goers had filed the lawsuit just over a week after the 2023 instalment, which ran between September 2 and September 3.Here, they highlighted the tumultuous conditions faced by ticket holders over the weekend, and described the two-day event as “a nightmare endured by thousands of electronic music fans”.According to reports, the first day was cancelled just three hours before it was set to start due to ongoing “global supply chain issues”, which reportedly prevented the construction of the main stage at the festival.Additionally, the final day reportedly opened late and was oversold – with the full capacity being met by midday and approximately 7,000 festival-goers being prevented from entering the site, despite having valid tickets.As shared by the outlet, the plaintiffs – Nicole Brockmole and Lauren Bair – are seeking damages on behalf of all of “all affected patrons who paid for ticket(s) for access or entry to [Electric Zoo] were not granted access”.The lawsuit also highlights that “in addition to Friday’s cancellation”, the circumstances at the site on Randall’s Island, New York soon “turned worse for Electric Zoo fans on Sunday when they were left to languish in heatwave for hours after being greeted by never-ending lines to enter the festival and eventually denied entry because the venue was oversold and overcrowded”.Brockmole and Blair – who are from North Carolina and Arizona respectively – were among thousands who travelled to New York for the festival, only to be denied entry. Another attendee who faced the same predicament told Rolling Stone: “I’m never coming back.
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Rod Wave dropped his sumptuous fifth studio album “Nostalgia.”The record, which seesaws from slinky club bangers to soulful piano ballads — sometimes within the same song — shows that the 25-year-old rapper is fully in control of his craft.And if you want to hear him perform his new tracks as well as singles from his number one albums “Soulfly” and “Beautiful Mind” live, you can make that happen in the very near future.Rod Wave is embarking on his ‘Nostalgia Tour’ from Oct. 19 through Dec.
Pete Doherty documentary Stranger In My Own Skin have been revealed. Watch full trailer for the film above.Previously announced as debuting at Zurich Film Festival, Peter Doherty — Stranger In My Own Skin is directed by the Libertines and Babyshambles singer’s wife Katia deVidas, who also plays in his other solo outfit band The Puta Madres.Now, it has been announced that the film will hit cinemas from November 9, 2023 – with screenings taking place in the UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Ireland and Austria.A synopsis describes the feature-length documentary as “following English punk singer-songwriter and Libertines’ legendary frontman, Peter Doherty, as he plunges into the depths of addiction at the very height of his popularity.“Over a period of 10 years, the artist was intimately filmed by director-musician Katia deVidas who shot more than 200 hours of exclusive footage.
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Naman Ramachandran The 31st edition of London’s Raindance Film Festival will open with the U.K. premiere of British actor Jack Huston’s directorial debut “Day of the Fight.” The film comes to Raindance fresh off its Venice debut, where Huston was honored by Variety as a breakthrough director. The story of a once-renowned boxer who takes a redemptive journey through his past and present on the day of his first fight since he left prison stars Michael Pitt alongside a cast including Ron Perlman, Joe Pesci, and a cameo from Steve Buscemi.
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Jem Aswad Executive Editor, Music As expected, 19 years after Justin Timberlake left the group and ten since their last performance together, the five members of NSYNC reunited again on Tuesday at the VMAs at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Their return was greeted with no small amount of enthusiasm by the crowd and especially Taylor Swift, who was seated up front next to Ice Spice.
New York Post.Based on records of in-patient and out-patient procedures obtained from two national surgery databases, around 4,550 Americans sought transition-related surgical procedures in 2016, with that number more than tripling to 13,000 by 2019, according to the study, published in JAMA Network Open.The study’s authors attribute the rise in surgical procedures to federal and state laws approved during the Obama administration requiring coverage for medically necessary care, including treatments for gender dysphoria. The study only looked at surgical procedures in the years prior to 2020, and not hormonal interventions intended to assist in a gender transition.In total, about 48,00 individuals underwent surgical procedures from 2016 to 2020, while the overall number of “health system encounters for gender identity disorder” tripled during that same time.“The rapid rise [in gender dysphoria diagnoses] suggests that there will be a greater need for clinicians knowledgeable in the care of transgender individuals and with the requisite expertise to perform [gender confirmation surgery] procedures,” the report says.Following an 11th U.S.
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