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Under Electric Clouds, celebrated for its outstanding artistic contribution in Berlin, and The Wolfpack, U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, present in Panorama

Under Electric Clouds

Under Electric Clouds

The Panorama section carries on with the screenings of the best 2015 titles. On Friday, March 11, two films worthy of attention will be screened: Under Electric Clouds’ last showing, by Aleksei German Jr., celebrated for its outstanding artistic contribution in Berlin, and The Wolfpack’s first one, by Crystal Moselle, U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

The last showing of the film by Alexei German Jr., Silver Lion at Venice for Bumaznyj soldat (Paper Soldier) and son of the deceased Aleksei German, a filmmaker whose last film (It’s Hard to Be a God, 2013), shot with huge difficulties, was already screened at the Festival, will be at 5:30pm. Under Electric Clouds, selected at the Berlin, BAFICI, Hong Kong and Seville Festivals, among others, is a depiction of the post-soviet Rusia, in the year 2017, exactly one hundred years after the Communist Revolution.

The Wolfpack

The Wolfpack

On the other hand, The Wolfpack, U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, takes place inside a Manhattan’s apartment, where certain brothers learn about the outside world through watching films. The film, its director’s first feature, has been at the Tribeca, Edinburgh and Stockholm Festivals, among others. The showing will be at 6:40pm.

Panorama presents Tangerine, a Sean Baker’s feature film, shot entirely with an iPhone5

Tangerine, de Sean Baker

Tangerine, by Sean Baker

Tangerine meets all the ingredients for having become a film phenomenon in 2015: two non-professional trans actresses, Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, and its entirely mobile-phone (iPhone 5) shooting. But, in addition to this, Sean Baker’s fifth feature film has been at the Sundance, London, Mar del Plata and Karlovy Vary festivals, among others, and its actress Mya Taylor has won last February the Best Actress Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival has included it in its Panorama section, and its first showing will be on Tuesday, March 8, at 10:15pm at the Monopol Multiplex.