April 25, 2022

Important names and spanish premieres in the Play-Doc competitive programme

French filmmaker Arnaud des Pallières will attend the festival to show his latest film Journal d’Amerique (2022), which had its world premiere in the Encounters section of the 2022 Berlinale. Footnote (2022) by Chinese filmmaker Zhengfan Yang will have its Spanish premiere in Tui after its world premiere at the latest International Film Festival Rotterdam. The Belgian filmmaking duo Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes will also be in Tui accompanying their film Kind Hearts (2022), winner of the Crystal Bear in the Generation section at this year’s Berlinale. German director Philip Scheffner will participate with his film Europe (2022), which, after screening at several important festivals, won a special mention from the jury in the Burning Lights category at the most recent edition of Swiss festival Visions du Réel. The international feature film competition at this edition of Play-Doc will be completed by the Portuguese film Terra que Marca (2022) by the young director Raul Domingues.

In the international short film category, the UK-Spain co-production Agrilogistics (2022) by Spanish director Gerard Ortín Castellví will be screened. Also competing will be Caught in the Rain (2021) by Belgian directors Elie Maissin and Mieriën Coppens; the French production Silabario (2021) by Marine de Contes as well as Polycephaly in D(2021) by American director Michael Robinson. Finally, the prestigious French filmmaker Jean-Claude Rousseau will be in Tui to present his latest film Le Tombeau de Kafka (2022) for its Spanish premiere.

The international jury tasked with awarding the prize in both categories will be composed of Émilie Cauquy from France, head of HENRI, the video-on-demand platform of the Cinémathèque française, Haden Guest from Amera, director of the Harvard Film Archive, and Andrea Meneghelli from Italy, curator of the film collections of the Cineteca di Bologna.

Prestigious international film professionals in the 2022 Play-Doc programme of online roundtables

Coordinated by Argentine film critic and programmer Roger Koza, Play-Doc will host a series of virtual gathering that will bring together renowned professionals from around the world, from filmmakers, artists and programmers, to professors, archivists and film critics.

These roundtables, which will be accessible online during and after the festival, will deal with various issues relating to the film industry: festivals, audiences, training spaces, production and exhibition dynamics, and the need for preservation.

The professionals participating in this edition will be: Adrian Martin (Australia), Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria (Spain), Eva Sangiorgi (Italy), Radu Jude (Romania), Manuel Asín (Spain), Émilie Cauquy (France), Gastón Solnicki (Argentina), Andrea Meneghelli (Italy), Marta Mateus (Portugal), Haden Guest (USA), Jean-Pierre Rehm (Algeria) and Mariano Llinás (Argentina).

The online ticket office for advance sales is now available on the festival’s website.