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Seven world premieres at the sixth BCN Film Fest

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- Between 21 and 29 April, the premieres will take place of the films Espejo, espejo, by Marc Crehuet; Amor de madre, by Paco Caballero; and Todos lo hacen, by Martín Cuervo, among others

Seven world premieres at the sixth BCN Film Fest
Espejo, espejo by Marc Crehuet

The Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival or the BCN Film Fest, which focuses on the ties between audiovisuals, literature and history, has now finalised the programme for its sixth edition, to be held from 21 to 29 April in Barcelona. This year's festival includes 70 films in the event's eight sections, including seven world premieres.

The festival opens with the world premiere of the Spanish film Espejo, espejo [+see also:
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, the latest work from Marc Crehuet, starring Santi Millán, Malena Alterio, Carlos Areces and Natalia de Molina; and closes with Pig, a primarily American film directed by Michael Sarnoski and starring Nicolas Cage.

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The other premieres (all Spanish productions, spread across different sections of the festival) will be El frío que quema, directed by the newcomer Santi Trullenque, starring Greta Fernández, Adrià Collado and Roger Casamajor; Amor de madre, by Paco Caballero, starring Quim Gutiérrez, Yolanda Ramos and Carmen Machi; the choral comedy Todos lo hacen, by Martín Cuervo, with Salva Reina, Macarena Gómez, Andrea Duro, Kira Miró, Julián López and Toni Acosta; El Pilar, a documentary by Esther Cases on clandestine filmmaking in the late Franco era; El comensal [+see also:
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, the return of Ángeles González-Sinde; and Quico Sabaté: sense destí, a historical drama by Silvia Quer starring Roger Casamajor.

The Official Section of the festival includes features films such as the Spanish drama Guilt [+see also:
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, by Ibon Cormenzana (who has just released Beyond the Summit [+see also:
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after Málaga) and with Manuela Vellés as co-writer and in the central role of a woman who has been sexually abused; the German The Conference, by Matti Geschonneck; the British Mr. Wain, by Will Sharpe, and The Phantom of the Open [+see also:
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, by Craig Roberts; the French Deception [+see also:
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, by  Arnaud Desplechin, Eugénie Grandet [+see also:
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, by Marc Dugain, Maigret, by Patrice Leconte, and The Accusation [+see also:
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, by Yvan Attal; and the co-production between Indonesia, France, Singapore and Australia Yuni [+see also:
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, by Kamila Andini, winner of the Platform Prize at the Toronto Film Festival.

The Official Section Out of Competition includes, among others, films such as Ennio [+see also:
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, by Giuseppe Tornatore, about Ennio Morricone, the composer of legendary soundtracks; the thriller La maniobra de la tortuga, by Juan Miguel del Castillo; I Want to Talk About Duras [+see also:
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, by the French Claire Simon; and the Spanish dramas Sinjar [+see also:
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, by Anna M. Bofarull, and La piel en llamas [+see also:
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, by David Martín Porras.

Finally, China by Cineasia, a selection of short films by ESCAC students, documentaries focusing on great painters (Art al cinema) and the retrospective on Jeremy Thomas, accompanied by the documentary dedicated to him by Mark Cousins (The Storms of Jeremy Thomas [+see also:
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) and a bunch of classics produced by him, such as The Last Emperor, The Dreamers [+see also:
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and The Sheltering Sky, by Bernardo Bertolucci, among others, complete the programme.

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)

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