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Luna de València Award to Lynne Ramsay, the most authorized voice in current British cinema

Cinema Jove presented its 36th edition at a press conference this morning. The Deputy Director of Audiovisuals and Cinematography of the Institut Valencià de Cultura, José Luis Moreno, and the art director of the Valencia International Film Festival, Carlos Madrid, have detailed the contents of the cultural event scheduled between June 18 and 26, where the Luna de València award to the British director Lynne Ramsay stands out.

“This award is most pertinent, taking into account the philosophy of the festival, because Ramsay’s cinema is fixated on children, adolescents and young people with unusual problems. His way of dealing with the crucial conflicts of his characters is very close to the sensory, giving weight to the images and the sensations in detriment of the dialogue ”, has highlighted Carlos Madrid, who defines the author of ‘We need to talk about Kevin‘ ( 2011) and ‘You were never really here‘ (2017), as “the most authoritative voice in British cinema today”.

Since its inception, the director has received recognition from the most relevant international festivals. Thus, the short that constituted his final project, ‘Small Deaths’, won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 1996. His second short film, ‘Kill the Day’, won the Special Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand in 1997, and the third, ‘Gasman’, the best short film at BAFTA Scotland in 1998 and again, the Jury Prize at Cannes.

The director participated in contest at Cinema Jove with her first two films, the film set in World War II ‘Ratcatcher’ (2000) and ‘Morvern Callar (2003), a striking example of British social cinema starring Samantha Norton .

Ratcatcher’ won the BAFTA for Best British Hope at the 53rd Awards Ceremony and the Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival; while ‘Morvern Callar’, based on the homonymous novel by Alan Warnerque, won the C.I.C.A.E. and of the youth in Cannes.

Her next project was a new literary adaptation, in this case of ‘We need to talk about Kevin’, by Lionel Shriver, a book recognized with the Orange Prize for fiction in 2005. In 2011 she presented the film of the same name to competition at Cannes. Its protagonists were Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller.

In 2017 she repeated at Cannes with the adaptation of Jonathan Ames’ compilation of short novels “You were never really here.” Joaquin Phoenix played the role of a war veteran haunted by his past. Both the American actor and the director were recognized with the award for best performance and best screenplay.

Despite the fact that it’s often based on the adaptation of literary texts, Ramsay’s cinema is clearly based on the cinematographic image and sound. His films present an air of magical realism in which the images, strange and uncomfortable but also poetic, show the experiences of characters wounded by isolation and violence, immersed in degraded moral and social environments, tormented by madness and pain. .

Cinema Jove will screen all of her filmography and will have the presence of the director, who will participate in a meeting with the press and the public.

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Belgian film in competition and unpublished shorts by Berlanga

Carlos Madrid has also announced the incorporation of a new film in the Official Section of Feature ilms in competition, so that the selection would be made up of 10 titles. The Belgians Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni, present at Cinema Jove 2019 with their short Avec Thelma, visit Valencia again with their feature debut, ‘Madly in Life’, a bittersweet story about Alzheimer’s disease. The plot reflects the difficulties of family life, taking the opportunity to portray personal stability, the search for happiness and how to deal with setbacks that appear in life.

The news announced during the press conference is completed with the screening of Álex Montoya’s second feature film, ‘Lucas’, whose leading actor, Jorge Motos, has just been recognized at the Alicante Festival with the Silver Tesela; and a session entitled “Unknown Berlanga“, where four unpublished short films by the Valencian filmmaker will be screened on the centenary of his birth.

This selection will take us on a journey through the different stages of the director’s life: on the one hand, his years as a student, with his first short films “Paseo por una guerra antigua” and “El circo” from 1949; in between, the episode “El leñador y la muerte” from the series “Les fables de La Fontaine” directed at the middle of his life, in 1966; and finally, his last production, “El suelo de la maestra” from 2002, starring, among others, Luisa Martín, Santiago Segura and his favorite actor, Pepe Isbert. José Luis Moreno has highlighted in this regard: “This session of Berlanga’s short films at Cinema Jove is a unique opportunity to see on the big screen a little-known work by the Valencian filmmaker.”