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Nuria Herrero, ‘A future in film’ awardee, presents the film ‘Toc Toc’ at Cinema Jove
  • The actress will present the film ‘Toc Toc’ at La Filmoteca
  • Music will also be featured on the seventh day of the Festival

Cinema Jove has awarded Valencian actress Nuria Herrero one of the ‘A Future in Film’ Awards of this edition; actor Pol Monen will receive the second award. Today, at 6.00pm at La Filmoteca, the actress will present the film ‘Toc Toc’ (Vicente Villanueva, 2017) in which she stars together with Paco León, Rossy de Palma, Alexandra Jiménez, Adrián Lastra, Inma Cuevas and Verónica Forqué, among others.

At 8 years old, Nuria Herrero started her piano studies, of which she has completed the Grado Medio. She studied Dramatic Arts at La Escuela del Actor in Valencia and Musical Theatre at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

She started her professional career in TV series for Canal 9. Nationally, she is known for her work in ‘Bienvenidos al Lolita’, ‘Los misterios de Laura’, ‘Rabia’, ‘El barco’ and ‘Tiempos de guerra’. She has starred in many films, such as ‘El amor no es lo que era’ (Gabi Ochoa) and ‘Toc Toc’ (Vicente Villanueva). Her theatre work includes ‘La pechuga de la sardina’ (CDN); ‘Pulveriza’, ‘Todas muertas’ y ‘El declive’ (Abril Zamora); ‘Kafka i la nina viatgera’ and ‘Ficció’ (Carles Alberola); ‘La Llamada’ (Javier Ambrossi y Javier Calvo) and ‘Venus,’ by Víctor Conde. She has also worked in Telecinco’s series ‘Señoras del (H)ampa’ and the film ‘Zero’, by Ignacio Sanchez Arrieta, to be released soon.

Official Sections

At La Filmoteca the Feature Film Official Section screenings continue. At 11.30am ‘Parade’ will be screened. Directed by Nino Zhvania and structured as a road movie, it focuses on the reunion of three old Friends in Tbilisi. The three characters are all over 50 and their lives have been marked by the soviet past of a now independent country. The Georgian film is inspired by Husbands (John Cassavetes, 1970), as well as by the director’s memories of the conversations between her father and his friends, part of the lost generation of Georgia.

At 08:00 pm there will be another screening of ‘The Last to See Them’ (Gli ultimi a vederli vivere), by Sara Summa, where the audience attends the last day of a family in the south of Italy. The fate of the characters is based on a real story that took place in 2012. The night before a wedding, the Durati family were killed for unknown reasons, where a connection to the mafia was presumed.

At night, at 10.30 pm, the main actress of ‘Domingo’, Manu Morelli, will present the Brazilian feature film by Clara Linhart and Fellipe Barbosa. The film temporarily places the audience on the 1st of January of 2003, in the midst of the celebration of the investiture of President Lula. The changes promised by the new Head of the State generate both enthusiasm and worry among the members of two families in Rio Grande do Sul, gathered together in an old house. Adolescents and adults live through emotional turmoil where love and sexual disarray take place during the preparations of a quinceañera celebration.

Music, the main feature of the day

Music takes the main spotlight during this day at Cinema Jove, on the one hand as the setting of the two films screened in the cycle ‘Youth & the Wall’, and, on the other hand, as part of the second day of ‘Beats and frames’.

The rise of the punk scene and the influence of music imported from the UK also frame the main story of ‘Never Mind the Wall’ (Connie Walter, 2001). In 1982. Nele travels from West-Germany to East-Germany where she meets Captain, singer of a band. They fall in love but the regime prevents them from seeing each other again. The film will be screened at 6.00pm at the Instituto Francés.

At 8.00pm, another film of the cycle will be screened, ‘B-Movie. Lust and sound in West Berlin 1979-1989’ (Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck, 2015), where we can find Tilda Swinton filming ‘Cycling the frame’, along with other renowned artists such as Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld and David Bowie. Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. “The interest of this film centers on the emergence of the cultural and creative life in West Berlin”, highlights Carlos Madrid. A collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied and creative decade.

Music, in this case electronic music, is also the main focus of the cycle ‘Beats and Frames’, with the screening, at 8.00pm in Radio City of the second film of the cycle: ‘Irvine Welsh’s Ectasy’. Based on the story by the ‘Trainspotting’ author, it introduces us into the Edinburgh and Amsterdam clubbing scenes, and its plot takes us to the dance floors at the beat of Primal Scream, Orbital or Paul Oakenfold.

At the Centre del Carme, a new Coen Brothers film will be screened, the comedy ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ (1994), where Tim Robbins portrays a simple, uncharismatic man that is elevated to the summit of big corporations when he invents the ‘hula-hoop’.

At the Edificio Rialto the screening of the different sections of the festival will be taking place. At the Teatro Rialto, three new short film Programs: Program 3 with ‘Kids’, ‘Cocodrilo’, ‘Las fuerzas’, ‘La mugre’, ‘En esas tierras’ and ‘Pauline Asservie’; Program 2, which includes ‘Los que desean’, ‘Reconstruction’, ‘Mudanza contemporánea’, ‘Good intentions’ and ‘Cuzco’; and Program 5 with ‘La mala fe’, ‘Siostry’, ‘Halayla’, ‘Muero por volver’ and ‘Miss Mbulu’.

At the Sala 7 of the same building, two new films of the cycle ‘The Gods of Anime’ will be screened: ‘Patema Inverted’ (Yasuhiro Yoshiura, 2013) and futuristic ‘Akira’ (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988). Two professional sessions will also take place in the same venue, one to inform about the Media Program and another as an encounter for short film creators. At the Centre Octubre another professional event will take place, the ‘Fòrum Coproducció Vlc 2019’.

Cinema Jove programs, at the Colegio Mayor Rector Peset, the second day of the Young Audiovisual Workshop, aimed to students under 24 years of age, residents in Spain, who belong to educational centers, youth associations or visual workshops.