Spring consecrationthe director’s third feature film Fernando Francowill compete for the Golden Shell in the 70s San Sebastian International Film Festivalto hold between September 16 and 24 of 2022.
The consecration of spring in San Sebastián
Con Spring consecration It will be the third time that the Sevillian filmmaker has taken part in the official section of Zinemaldia in San Sebastián, after his first feature film in 2013, The injurywill win the Special Jury Prize and the Silver Shell for Best Actress for Marianne Alvarez; and that in 2017 he presented his second film, Die.
The teaser-poster of the film is now available, the work of Begona Arostegui, co-writer of the film. Begoña is a director and screenwriter of the short film YOproduced by Ferdydurke Films, premiered at Annecy in 2021 and winner of, among others, the Alcalá de Henares Alcine Festival or the Malaga Film Festival.
Filmed between February and March 2022 in Granada and Madrid, Spring consecration is played by Valeria Sorolla in his first job in a feature film; Telmo Irureta (steal you one night2018; Nomophobia, 2017); there Emma Suarez (Goya Award for Best Leading Actress for The dog at the gardener1996 y Juliet, 2016; Goya for Best Supporting Actress for the next skin, 2016; Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, 2020).
Original title: Spring consecration
Address: Fernando Franco
Script: Fernando Franco
Photography: santiago racaj
Department: Valeria Sorolla, Telmo Irureta, Emma Suarez
Producer: Kowalski Films, Lazonafilms, Canal Sur Radio and Television, Ferdydurke, ICAA, Movistar Plus+
Spring consecration introduces us to Laura (Valeria Sorolla), who has just arrived in Madrid to settle in a Colegio Mayor and study chemistry. Alone and penniless, she tries to adjust to her college life while dealing with her insecurities. One evening, by chance, she meets David (Telmo Irureta), a boy with cerebral palsy who lives with his mother, Isabel (Emma Suarez). Laura begins a relationship of mutual trust with them which helps her to overcome her complexes and to face a new stage towards maturity. The Rite of Spring is a story about that vital moment when anything is possible and how the most unexpected encounter can change our lives.
Spring consecration is a production of LAZONA (Jaime Ortiz d’Artinano, Gonzalo Salazar Simpson), Kowalski Films (Koldo Zuazua), Ferdydurke Films and Blizzard Films. Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles and Merche Herranz Llorente are executive producers. It has the participation of RTVE, Canal Sur, EiTB, Movistar Plus+ and Cosmopolitan; the collaboration of the Community of Madrid; the support of the Andalusian Agency of Cultural Institutions; and ICAA funding. It will be distributed in Spain by La Aventura and international sales are handled by Film Factory. Its theatrical release is scheduled for fall 2022.
The film’s director admits that “from The injury My taste for a cinema based on the psychological portrait of characters who go through emotional situations at vital crossroads is clear. Laura comes from a conservative background that has nothing to do with what she finds in David’s house, a kind of oasis of tolerance to which she is not at all used. His passage to maturity will consist, fundamentally, in rethinking the notions he had instilled in himself and in realizing that everything is much more ambiguous than certain Manichaean moral categorizations. He is a character who is inevitably linked to this situation that we have all, in one way or another, gone through: emancipation, abandonment of the nest and the consolidation of our own personality”.
About director Fernando Franco
Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Seville and degree in Editing from the School of Cinematography and Audiovisual of the Community of Madrid (Ecam), Fernando Franco (Seville, 1976) has edited some thirty feature films, having been Goya nominated in this category four times: Snow White (Paul Berger, 2012), God forgive us (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2016), Journey to a Mother’s Room (2018) ) y black beach (Esteban Crespo, 2021).
At the same time, he develops his own projects. In 2013 released his first feature film, The injurywhich increases with Special Jury Prize and the Silver Shell for Best Actress (Marian Alvarez) in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film had a long festival career and, among other awards, won andl Goya for Best New Director and Best Actress, as well as the nomination of the best first film at the awards of the European Film Academy. In 2017 he presented his second film, Dieco-written with Coral Cruz and inspired by the homonymous novel by Arthur Schnitzler. His work on this film earned him Andres Gertrudix award nomination Goya for best lead actor.
In the field of education, he has been coordinator, since 2008, of the Editing specialty at the University Ecam and regularly gives courses in centers such as Escac, San Antonio de los Banos (Cuba), Pompeu Fabra University, UAB Barcelona, Carlos III, Veritas Costa Rica waves universities of Seville and Cadiz.
Source La Aventura Communication Department
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