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Foremost By Night
Victor Iriarte
Spanien, Frankreich, Portugal 2023
105 min
OmeU
V'23

Dass in Spanien von der Franco-Zeit bis in die 1980er Jahre ein zuerst politisch und später finanziell motiviertes System von Kinderhandel existierte, zählt zu den offenen Wunden des Landes, mit denen die beiden Mütter – die leibliche und die adoptive – eines halbwüchsigen Sohnes konfrontiert werden. Gespenstergeschichte und Melodram, Cinéma épistolaire der inneren Stimmen und Thriller zugleich – in seinem Debüt greift der Filmkurator Iriarte auf Elemente unterschiedlicher Genres zurück, ehe sich seine Charaktere zu einer solidarischen Dreierbande formieren. Bereit, sich an Verhältnissen zu rächen, die selbst die elementarsten menschlichen Bindungen zerstören. (Stephan Settele)

In Anwesenheit von Víctor Iriarte.
Mit der freundlichen Unterstützung von Accion Cultural Española.

Víctor Iriarte’s debut feature is an exploration of tonal shifts and how they define cinema. The director playfully employs different film historical genres to tell the story of a mother who had to give up her son at birth, the other mother who adopted this same son and the son himself. The background to this plot is the estimated 300,000 newborn children who were abducted during and after the Franco regime. Starring iconic Spanish actresses Ana Torrent and Lola Dueñas, Iriarte’s film is set in the present, thus hinting at a possible way to go on, to find an answer to history. At first, the protagonists are connected through intricate yet isolated movements, linked by invisible threads which could lead anywhere. Later they meet and form a triangle of rare tenderness. The film oscillates between noir, political drama, road movie, melodrama, written correspondence and ghost story, thus questioning the accepted idea that a film’s quality depends on the extent to which you can trust where it’s going and what it’s doing. Yet trust emanates in spades from the two mothers and their son, proof that care and the possibility to narrate one’s own biography is a means to overcome violence and hopeless destinies. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In the presence of Víctor Iriarte.
With the kind support of Accion Cultural Española.

 

Víctor Iriarte: VOLVER (2006, K), DECIR ADIÓS (2007, K), CINCO PELÍCULAS BREVES (2008, K), APUNTES PARA UNA PELÍCULA DE ESPÍAS (2008, K), ZORTZI-BERERATZI: LISABÖ (2009, K), EL MAR (2010, K), INVISIBLE (2012), VISIONES (2013, K), COSAS QUE YA NO EXISTEN (2014, K)

Credits
  • Ana Torrent
  • Lola Dueñas
  • Isa Campo
  • Andrea Queralt
  • Pablo Paloma
  • Alazne Ameztoy
  • Ana Pfaff
  • Maite Arroitajauregi
La Termita Films, Atekaleun, CSC Films, Inicia Films, Victor Iriarte, Ukbar Filmes, 4A4 Productions

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