2 t. 7 min.
ESCENA. Oslo Ibero-amerikanske filmdager 2021
A desperate man (Luis Bermejo) blackmails a mentally ill woman (Bárbara Lennie) to buy a dress for his terminally ill daughter (Lucía Pollán).
MAGICAL GIRL is a thrilling neo-noir in which writer-director Carlos Vermut distinguishes himself with his willingness to court melodrama; the layers of perversion, betrayal, and revenge verge on the operatic, but the action is played with impressive sobriety. The film was awarded with the Golden Seashell for Best Film and Silver Seashell for Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival
MAGICAL GIRL is an exciting project, in which Barbara Lennie’s intense, unhappy performance strikes a keynote.
This event is organized with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Norway.
ESCENA. Oslo Ibero-amerikanske filmdager is a platform for cultural exchange between Norway and the Ibero-American region.
ESCENA 21 will present 10 films with wide international recognition of great directors and filmmakers from 7 different countries. Some films will show a realistic portrait of a social and cultural reality, while others take a more magical or even surreal approach.
This year’s edition aims to bring forward the diversity of the Ibero-American cultures: from underground comic book authors to indigenous cultures, from LGTBQ+ rights to elite panic and from the reclaiming of ethnic identity to the life of the elderly.
Accompanying the film program, there will be additional events that will provide an appropriate context for the films, such as conversation with the filmmakers, dance performances and round tables in collaboration with other associations.
Regi Carlos Vermut
Spilletid 2 t. 7 min.
Aldersgrense med begrunnelse