- The competitive section presents as well the Polish-Irish coproduction 11 minutes, by veteran filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski, and the screening of the first group of short films
A veteran and a new director in the Official section screened today Tuesday, March 8: the Polish Jerzy Skolimowsky and the Argentinian Fernando Salem. This last one comes to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival to present its competing feature film to the Official Section, Cómo funcionan casi todas las cosas. The film, which has already won the Best Director and Best Screenplay Awards at the Mar del Plata Festival, is Salem’s first feature film. It will be screened at noon at the Monopol Multiplex’s 3rd screen. Besides, Salem will present it to the audience in the evening, at 8pm, at the same screen.
The Official Section will start the morning screenings, at 10am, with the Polish-Irish coproduction 11 minutes, a feature film of one of this edition’s veteran filmmakers, Jerzy Skolimowsky, who was also the 2011 Festival’s president of the official jury. Selected as well at the Venice, Toronto, London, Thessaloniki and Rotterdam festivals, 11 minutes tells the stories of different urbanites whose lives and romances interweave a certain day in Warsaw.
Competing Short Films
On Tuesday, March 8, starts as well the screening of the competing short films in the Official Section. The first group, with four out of the fourteen participants, will be screened at 8pm. The showing includes: Jay parmi les homes/Jay Amongst Men (Zeno Graton, France-Belgium, 2015, 28 min.), Figure (Katarzyna Gondek, Poland, Belgium, 2015, 9 min.), Paulina (Ricardo León, Peru, 2015, 20 min.) and Notre Dame des Hormones / Our Lady of Hormones (Bertrand Mandico, France, 2015, 30 min.).
The fourteen works presented to this edition are a panoramic view that shows the existence of a less-duration auteur cinema in which there are different and varied stories and ways of storytelling, told by filmmakers with a clear knowledge and intuition of the film medium.