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Cinema Jove presents its ‘Luna de Valencia’ Awards at the closing gala of its 34th edition
  • Pol Monen, ‘A Future in Film’ awardee, will present his film ‘¿A quién te llevarías a una isla desierta?’

Cinema Jove will present its ‘Luna de Valencia’ Awards today to the winners of this 34th edition. During the closing gala, which will take place at 7.00pm at the Teatro Principal de Valencia, the film ‘Cronofobia’ will be screened, presented by its director, Francesco Rizzi.

In the words of its director “‘Cronofobia’ is the story of the encounter of two people who live in a self-imposed isolation outside of time. It is the story of two ‘prisoners’ that, in spite of everything, find a way to communicate and generate a relationship that is, at a time, distant and intimate.”

According to Francesco Rizzi, the idea for the film emerged around 10 years ago, during a personal experience of ‘mystery shopping’: “I found the job of the ‘mystery shopper’ with their own rituals, permanent wandering and the study of scripts to play different types of clients fascinating from the start, and it became the inception to develop an interesting story about identity loss.”

The ‘A Future in Film’ awards will also be presented during the closing gala, to actor and actress Pol Monen and Nuria Herrero; they are awards that have been presented in the past to renowned performers such as Elena Anaya, Marta Etura, Carlos Areces, Leticia Dolera and Adrián Lastra.

Last week Telecinco premiered the TV series in which Nuria Herrero stars, ‘Señoras del (H)ampa’. We have also seen her in films such as ‘El amor no es lo que era’ (Gabi Ochoa, 2013) and ‘Toc Toc’ (Vicente Villanueva, 2017), in TV series such as ‘Bienvenidos al Lolita’ and ‘Los misterios de Laura’, and in theatre productions such as ‘La pechuga de la sardina’ (CDN) and ‘La llamada’ (Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo).

Pol Monen’s first starring role was in ‘Amar’ (Esteban Crespo, 2017) together with actress María Pedraza; a role for which he was nominated for the Best New Actor Goya. A year later he stared together with José Coronado in ‘Tu hijo’ (Miguel Ángel Vivas, 2018). Monen will be at Cinema Jove tomorrow to present his latest work ‘¿A quién te llevarías a una isla desierta?’ (Jota Linares, 2019). The screening will be at 6.00pm at La Filmoteca.


The Festival continues its second to last day with its last screenings and closing of some of its cycles. This is the case of the Young Audiovisual Workshop, which will celebrate its closure at the Colegio Mayor Rector Peset with the announcement of the winners and the award ceremony.

At La Filmoteca two of Miguel Gomes’ films will be screened, both being part of his trilogy ‘Arabian Nights’: ‘The Restless One’ and ‘The Desolate One.’ A sharp critical view on the political, economic and social crisis Portugal suffers, through the rewriting of traditional Middle eastern tales.

‘The Young Coen’ cycle presents, at Centre del Carme, one of their most famous films, ‘Fargo’ (1996). Set in their home state of Minnesota, with this film they received their second Best Director award at Cannes and the lead actress, Frances McDormand, received the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a very pregnant policewoman. The film, funny and terrible at a time, is living a second life on the TV screen, with a series in its third season produced by the Coen brothers themselves.

At the Teatro Rialto, the Short Film Official Section will be screened, including Program 6 with ‘Riviera’, ‘Proszę o ciszę’, ‘Rapaz’, ‘Dulce’ and ‘The silence of the dying fish’; Programa 7 with films ‘Nus dans les rues la nuit’, ‘Rise’, ‘On the border’, ‘Le tigre de Tasmanie’ and ‘Double D;’ and Programa 8 with ‘Lasting marks’, ‘Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year’, ‘Tracing addai’ and ‘Fuck you’.

The cycle ‘The Gods of Anime’ offers two new films: ‘Grave of the Fireflies’, by Isao Takahata, and ‘Night is short, walk on girl’. The cycle ‘Youth and the wall’ closes with the screening at the Instituto Francés of ‘The Promise’ (Margarethe von Trotta, 1994). Set in east Berlin, autumn 1961. Shortly after the construction of the Wall, Sophie and Konrad try to escape to the western side but Konrad does not succeed. For the next 28 years, they only see each other four times.