LAB PROXECTS

GUAJES

España | Primeira longametraxe | Primer largometraje | First feature film

Dirección/Direction: Ana Sierra
Producción/Production: Ana Sierra
Estado/Current status: Desenvolvemento/Desarrollo/Development

Guaje is an exclusive word from the Asturian language, known as bable, which is used to name children, boys or youngsters of any town or village in the region. Guaje and work have an etymological relationship. This word has its origin in the dawn of mining, it was used to catalogue the smallest worker, the child who left his best years, his health and his life in the mine from a very young age. In the middle of the housing boom, around 40% of the Asturian youth population dropped out high school to work and start a new life in the 2000s.

ANA SIERRA

Ana Sierra (Avilés, 1984) is a fiction scriptwriter, advertising creative and cultural manager. In 2017, she was the Executive Producer of the Festival de Artes Escénicas en Azoteas: ESZENIT. After more than thirteen years telling stories for brands, she jumps into fiction by studying the Master’s Degree of Screenwriting at the Mediapro Group, a production company where she works today as a screenwriter. Along with Iván Escobar, Express is the first TV series project in which she has participated. Her fondness for indie cinema has led her to hold workshops with directors like Oliver Laxe and Jonás Trueba. Her Terror Killer Kelly project was selected by the Nox Fantasy Film Festival’s Horror Lab. Ana is the scriptwriter of Ruta Norte, a political and documentary story of the 90s, selected in the Lab of the Festival de Cine de Xixón.

LA ADOLESCENCIA INFINITA

España | Primeira longametraxe | Primer largometraje | First feature film

Dirección/Direction: Víctor Soho
Producción/Production: Víctor Soho
Estado/Current status: Produción / Producción / Production

Natalia, 14, is an insecure girl. She has never kissed any boy and feels displaced from the rest of her class. She barely has any friends and spends her time playing online with people she doesn’t know. Natalia, 102, is a very confident and highly politicized woman exiled in China for being part of a terrorist group in Galicia. An alien, thousands of years after the extinction of the human race, tries to piece together her history. What is the connection between these three stories? The endless party of some youngsters saying goodbye to their college days.

VÍCTOR SOHO

Víctor Soho (Vigo, 1999) moves to Madrid to study Documentary Film at ECAM and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. His works have been shown in spaces such as the Cineteca de Matadero. One of his writings, Atrapar con las manos el aire, is part of the anthology Árboles Frutales of Editorial 16.

LAGUNA EL MINISTRO

España | Primeira longametraxe | Primer largometraje | First feature film

Dirección/Direction: Antonio Llamas e Lucas G. Torralbo (espírituescalera)
Producción/Production: Eva Bodas & Laura Sánchez
Estado/Current status: Desenvolvemento/Desarrollo/Development

A minister walks the silent streets of a working-class neighbourhood and block of houses. Some oranges, a knife, some books and stones start to fall at his feet from the windows of these houses. A rain of dangerous objects. He covers himself with his briefcase as he runs and arrives at a large highway, where an official black car and a driver are waiting for him. They continue the journey and there is a buzz in the air. A minister has lost faith in politics and left the office without warning, losing himself on the periphery of the country where he rules.

Antonio Chamas e Lucas G. Torralbo

In order to explore the possibilities and limits of the moving sound image, Antonio Chamas (1992, Madrid) and Lucas G. Torralbo (1993, Madrid), founded the Espirituescalera film collective. Their works have toured international festivals (DocLisboa, FICVIÑA, Minsk Listapad or Riga IFF) and have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2018 and the First Rabat Women’s Biennial 2019, as well as at Matadero or La Fábrica de Armas in Oviedo. Today, they have three projects in the post-production phase: Mitología de Barrio; Dulcinea, La Llorona; and Lectura íntegra de la sociedad del espectáctulo en Atenas a la primera. In addition, they are developing their first feature film, Laguna el ministro.

TREINTA GRADOS DE SEPARACIÓN

España | Primeira longametraxe | Primer largometraje | First feature film

Dirección/Direction: Paula Pérez López
Producción/Production: Buscando productora / Buscando productora / Looking for a production company
Estado/Current status: Montaxe e postprodución / Montaje y postproducción / Edition and postproduction

In 1989, José Luis and Luz María, a young couple living in Galicia, got divorced. Thirty years later, their daughter Paula, who has been living in France for ten years with his girlfriend Joy, gets divorced too. Through homemade videos shot over thirty years, this documentary does an autopsy of two time-separated love breaks. The four characters try to live in the present without leaving the past behind. A dialogue between these two stories tries to show what love leaves us when it ends.

Paula Pérez López

Paula Pérez López (1986) studied Audiovisual Communication in Santiago de Compostela. In 2007, she specialized in Film Direction at the CECC in Barcelona. After finishing her academic formation, Paula moved to France, where she created Koalalumpur, an audiovisual production company where she developed several projects. For seven years she has written, directed and edited more than twenty music videos with bands such as Cabadzi, or the webseries Se vous n ‘aimez pas a montagne, scheduled at the Festival CinéPride Festival and the Festival International du Film de Montagne; as well as short films, concerts and festivals. In 2019, she moved to Madrid and starts to dig into the world of documentary with the project Treinta grados de separación, a creative documentary that tells the story of two relationships and two love breaks filmed over a period of 35 years.
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