The Andalusian film industry comes to the U.S. with two productions for the Brooklyn Film Festival

June 8, 2013

The Andalusian film industry comes to the U.S. with two productions for the Brooklyn Film Festival taking place in New York until 9th June, to promote independent films and the artistic excellence and audiovisual creations without censure, according to the organization of the event.

The Andalusian work that has been selected to participate in this event are feature length 30 Years of Darkness, coproduced by Forma Animada and Pizzel Studios (both from Seville), and short film The Lady and the Reaper coproduced by Kandor Graphics (Granada) and Green Moon (Malaga).

30 Years of Darkness, by director Manuel H. Martin and writer Jorge Laplace, narrates the story of a mayor who is forced to hide in his own house during the Spanish Civil War. With its alternative approach to the representation of the conflict, this Andalusian production has gathered a great deal of recognition and multiple awards, including the nomination for the best feature length documentary in the Spanish Goya Film Awards.

Under the direction of Javier Recio, The Lady and the Reaper deals with one’s right to die. This 3D animation received a nomination for the Oscars and furthermore won the Goya award for animated short in 2009.

These films will be shown at different locations during Brooklyn Meets Spain on 8th June for the Brooklyn Film Festival, in association with the Spanish Consul in New York, Mecal and the International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona.

For more information on this event visit: www.brooklynfilmfestival.org/events/mecal/