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FESTIVAL PROGRAM 

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THURSDAY 13/7

We kick off the FICdÀ!

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8:00 p.m

FICdÀ 2023 opening gala

Collegiate of Sant Pere d'Àger

We kick off the FICdÀ with the opening gala, in the presence of the organizing team and authorities. Then, Session 1 of short films in competition!

8:30 p.m

SESSION 1 - SHORT FILMS OFFICIAL SELECTION

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LA BANYERA

12+

Fiction

19 minutes

 

Director: Sergi Martí i Maltas

Director of photography: Ona Isart

Cast: Abel Folk, Paula Jornet

 

Filming location:Barcelona

 

Synopsis:

Ramon Riera is taking a well-deserved bath when suddenly his cell phone rings. On the other end of the line is Clara, a girl who insistently tries to sell him life insurance.

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KAMBANA

12+

Documentary

15 minutes

Director: Samuel Shepherd

Director of photography: Samuel Pastor 

 

Filming location: Madagascar

 

Synopsis:

Mother and twin sons are socially rejected because of being twins. In the Mananjary region of Madagascar, there is a popular belief that twins are carriers of misfortunes.

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LA VISITA

12+

Fiction

10 minutes

 

Director :Carmela Sandberg

Director of photography: Carolina Rolandi

Cast: Eliana Murgia, Luciano Suardi

 

Filming location: Argentina

 

Synopsis:

Real-estate agent Danila awaits for prospect-buyer Luis. His visit starts as nothing out of theordinary, until an unsettling atmosphere unravels during the walk-through and spirals her discomfort.

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ACTOS POR PARTES

7+

Fiction

16 minutes

 

Director: Sergio Milan

Director of photography: Fran Ramos

Cast: Marta Casado, Javier Laorden, Sergio Milán, Sara Escudero, Melissa Morán, Juan Díaz, Pepe Viyuela, Elena González, Montse Peiró, Marco Lavrencic

 

Filming location: Madrid

 

Synopsis:

Marta´s cancer makes a strong comeback. Tired of her luck, she decides to give up. That´s when three stories, filled with the most unexpected humor, will come to help her rewrite her destiny.

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WARSHA

12+

fiction

15 minutes

 

Director: Dania Bdeir

Director of photography: Shadi Chaaban

Cast: Khansa

 

Filming location: France / Lebanon

 

Synopsis:

Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom

Dinner and welcoming drink with the support of

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FRIDAY 14/7

6:30 p.m

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Film screening "UN SOL RADIANT"

Collegiate of Sant Pere d'Àger

Fiction Drama

79 minutes

 

A film by Mònica Cambra Domínguez, Ariadna Fortuny Cardona, Clàudia Garcia de Dios, Lucía Herrera Pérez and Mònica Tort Pallarès

 

Directors: Mònica Cambra Domínguez, Ariadna Fortuny Cardona

Cast: Laia Artigas, Núria Sales, Núria Prims, Jaume Villalta, Mercè Pons, Cloe Costa

 

Synopsis:

Mila (11) faces the last days of her life before the end of the world. As she struggles to understand the complexity of death, she also tries to keep her family together by organizing a party to celebrate her last day on earth.

Post-screening discussion with Clàudia Garcia de Dios

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8:00 p.m

Popular dinner with food trucks and live music with Alba Escalón

Plaça Major, Àger

Popular dinner with food trucks in the town with live music by Alba Escalón. 

Free coffees and infusions with the support of Delsams Cafes.

22:00

SESSION 2 - SHORT FILMS OFFICIAL SELECTION

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YEGUA

12+

Fiction

17 minutes

 

Director: Javier Celay

Director of photography: David Mendizábal

Cast: Karra Elejalde, Natalie Pinot, Amaranta Osorio, Bruno Ciordia, Natalia Huarte, Xabier Perurena

 

Filming location: Spain

 

Synopsis:

A sick mare and a dependent woman test Jaime, a mare breeder from a small town in Navarra, who must face his own ghosts

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KUMBANG

12+

Fiction

14 minutes

 

Director: Gwai Lou

Director of photography: Abudin Abdullah

Cast: Muhd. Ikhliel Amree, Syahmi Rafiq Syazwi 

 

Filming location: Malaysia

 

Synopsis:

After cutting himself accidentally during one of his live-streaming sessions, Farid, a boy from a rural area of Malaysia is offered money by one of his followers to do it again.

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LA NAU

All audiences

Fiction

18 minutes

 

Director: Guillem Miró

Director of photography: John Gonzalez

Cast: Miquel Gelabert, Martina García

 

Filming location: Mallorca

 

Synopsis:

Bartomeu, a retired man who quietly cultivates his terraces beneath the Sierra de Tramuntana, is attacked by a drone that steals his privacy and calm.

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WHY

12+

Documentary

22 minutes

 

Director: Nacho Leuza

Director of photography: Natxo Leuza Fernandez, Iñaki Alforja, Jaime Alekos

Filming location: Ukraine, Poland

 

Synopsis:

Why this war? why are they shooting at us? why are they destroying everything? why am I afraid?
why do they want to kill us? why such hatred? Why do they murder our children? Why do they humiliate us? Why do they take everything from us? Why do I have to run away? Why has someone decided to erase everything?

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TU TIJERA EN MI OREJA

12+

Fiction

12 minutes

 

Director: Carlos Ruano

Director of photography: Leon Velasquez

Cast: Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Kuni Tomita

 

Filming location: Madrid

 

Synopsis:

Desperate for a last minute haircut the night before his wedding, a fancy client enters a cheap barbershop. But he´ll get more than he bargained for when the barber recognizes him as a very important person from his past.

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00:00

Stargazing

Collegiate of Sant Pere d'Àger

Observation of the stars by the professionals of the Montsec Astronomical Park. 

SATURDAY 15/7

5:30

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Film screening "UN CEL DE PLOM" with

the support of

Collegiate of Sant Pere d'Àger

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7+

Fiction Historical drama

102 minutes

 

Director: Miquel Romans Ruiz

Cast: Nausicaa Bonnin, Rachel Lascar, Iria del Río, Laura Conejero Rayo

 

Filming location: Girona, Barcelona, Teruel

 

Synopsis:

In 1945, with the liberation of the Nazi camps, Neus Català, a young feminist republican, returns to France after being imprisoned by the German army. As she rebuilds her life in freedom, she reminisces about the events that occurred a year earlier, when a group of women sabotaged the bullet production factory where the Nazis made them work, in Czechoslovakia. They became known as "The Commando of Gandulas." But Neus Català's true resistance begins now: the fight for memory.

7:30 p.m

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Projection of short films Youth 72 hours

Collegiate of Sant Pere d'Àger

To promote cinema among the youngest, the FICdÀ set them a challenge: shoot a short film in just 72 hours. To make it even more complicated, they were asked to incorporate two premises that would not be revealed until the day they started shooting.

 

Young people from educational centers in the province of Lleida present the short films they have shot in just three days in this parallel section.

 

Participating centers:

Institut Almatà

Institut Caparrella

Institut Màrius Torres

Escola Pia Balaguer

Escola Vedruna Balaguer

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8:00 p.m

Popular dinner with food trucks and live music with Culli

Plaça Major, Àger

Popular dinner with food trucks in the town with live music by singer Culli. 

Free coffees and infusions with the support of Delsams Cafes.

10:00 p.m

SESSION 3 - SHORT FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION

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PARIS 70

7+

Fiction

15 minutes

 

Director: Dani Feixas Roca

Director of photography: Biel Chapels

Cast: Luisa Gavasa, Alain Hernandez, Neus Asensi

 

Filming location: Barcelona

 

Synopsis:

Jan’s life suddenly changed after his mother Angela started to succumb to Alzheimer’s. He’s in charge of taking care of her, which tests his commitment and resistance. Every day she asks about his father, but hearing about him dying a long time ago makes her sad. Is there a way for Jan to ensure that his mother does not suffer?

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YELLOW

9+

Fiction

12 minutes

 

Director: Elham Ehsas

Director of photography: Yiannis  Manolopoulos

Cast: Afsaneh Dehrouyeh, Elham  Ehsas,  Ahmad Jan Mano

 

Filming location: Afghanistan / United Kingdom

 

Synopsis:

In Taliban controlled Afghanistan, Laili walks into a Chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full body veil from a Talib shopkeeper, and face a new future.

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A ENTREVISTA

All audiences

Fiction

10 minutes

 

Director: Fernando Tato, Susana Sampedro

Director of photography: Lucas Terceiro 

Cast: Silvia Loreno, Martina Stetson  

 

Filming location: Santiago de Compostela

 

Synopsis:

Sara arrives for a job interview at Cosmo Fashion Magazine. The interview proceeds normally but soon the atmosphere begins to get weird and the situation turns into something really uncomfortable.

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THE CACHARRICO

12+

Fiction

12 minutes

 

Director: Oscar Toribio Carbayo

Director of photography: Enrique Hernando Garcia

Cast: Rosario Pardo, Isabella Rose Woolger, Cristian Bustos, Alejandro San Martín, Mar Vidal, Marina Borreguero
 

Filming location: Madrid

 

Synopsis:

Angustias is an elderly widow who lives a sad and dull life because she misses her late husband. One day he receives a mysterious package and when he opens it he finds inside a strange object that he has never seen. With the help of her friends, she will try to find out what «the pileup» is for.

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24 SIETE

7+

Fiction

29 minutes

 

Director: Santiago Requejo

Director of photography: Javier Bermejo

Cast: Manuela Velasco, Ramón Barea, Raúl Fernández de Pablo, Hugo Montilla, Raquel Guerrero, Tamara Berbés, David Tenreiro, Bruna Lucadamo
 

Filming location: Community of Madrid

 

Synopsis:

After several years working as a counselor in a high school, Maite, a vocational psychologist, receives an innovative employment offer: A job 24 seven.

SUNDAY 16/7

Evento de alfombra roja

7:30 p.m

red carpet

Collegiate of Sant Pere d'Àger

Start of the closing gala with the presence of the members of the jury, film teams and authorities. 

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8:00 p.m

FICdÀ 2023 closing gala with the support of 

Collegiate Sant Pere d'Àger

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Festival award ceremony

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