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FICX and San Sebastián Film Festival launched their new section
CROSSROADS - ZINEMALDIA | FICX

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This space created by both festivals will host the screenings of five selected films in Gijón.

Alejandro Diaz Castaño, director of Xixón International Film Festival, and José Luis Rebordinos, director of San Sebastián Film Festival, launched the new collaborative section in the Basque city.
This section aims to “overcome the limitations of the premieres’ policy and open new spaces by collaborating and by taking a step towards new collaborations between festivals within the non-commercial circuit”. In view of those limitations, San Sebastián Film Festival and Xixón International Film Festival choose to revitalize spaces for collaboration that will ease the circulation of cinematographic works of special interest.

The five titles featured in the section are:
- High Life (Claire Denis) The renowned French director has become one of this season’s sensations due to the impressive premiere in Toronto International Film Festival of her first incursion in science fiction cinema. The film, starring Robert Pattison and Juliette Binoche, is included in Zinemaldia Offical Section.
- Midnight Runner (Hannes Baumgartner) The young Swiss director, who studied in the F+F School of Art and Design and in the Zurich University of the Arts, made his debut with this feature film based on a real life story of an athlete obsessed with being a member of the national athletics team in the Olympic Games. It is one of the most outstanding options within the New Directors Section.
- Nuestro tiempo (Carlos Reygadas). The long-awaited film by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas (‘Post Tenebras Lux’, ‘Batalla en el cielo’) was recently premiered in Venice Film Festival, where it surprised everyone because of its narrative audacity and its strong character. It takes part in Latin Horizons Section within San Sebastián Film Festival.
- Teatro de guerra (Lola Arias). The Argentine writer and theatre director Lola Arias reflects her vision of the Falklands war wounds. Six veterans perform their war memories on different improvised stages. ‘Teatro de guerra’ is part of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Section.
Carlos Reygadas and Claire Denis have a close relationship with Xixón International Film Festival since they had their first career retrospectives within the Spanish scene in Gijón.
- In Fabric (Peter Strickland).

FICX continues broadening its network with important festivals and institutions of the film industry, at both national and international level. Some examples are recent collaborations with San Sebastián and Rotterdam film festivals, the Spanish Film Archive, #Cities4Europe European Programme and the Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science.
Palabras clave Festival de Cine, 2018