Supernovas, the new Seminci cycle for young directors

The 62nd Valladolid International Film Week has incorporated a new cycle into its programming called “Supernovas.” This cycle will offer the works of outstanding young directors who have managed to place themselves at the forefront of current cinematography.

These are essentially filmmakers who have directed their first feature film in the past year, with the exception of some directors who have a somewhat longer, but a generally brief history in the industry. However, all are united by their undoubtable talent, as each has been endorsed by recognition in festivals and with excellent reviews of their work.

The series will highlight, among other feature films, Sofia Exarchou’s debut (Park, winner at the international festivals in San Sebastián and Créteil); Rachel Lang (Baden Baden, winner of several awards at the Riviera International Film Festival and IndieLisboa); Ralitza Petrova (Godless, selected in more than 20 international contests, winner of the Golden Leopard in Locarno, and the Fipresci Prize in Warsaw, among others); Nele Wohlatz (The Future Perfect, Best First Film in Locarno); Sophie Goyette, (Mes nuits feront écho, ‘Bright Future Prize’ in Rotterdam); and Spanish directors Elena Martín (Julia Ist, winner in the ZonaZine section of the Málaga Festival); Carla Simón (Estiú 1993, Golden Cactus in Malaga and Best First Film in Berlin, among other prizes); and Nely Reguera (Maria y los demás, Turia Award for Best First Film and Goya nomination for actress Barbara Lennie).


Mamma!, by Rebecca Daly

In addition, the Rebecca Daly’s second film (Mammal, screened at Sundance and awarded a prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival) and Milagros Mumenthaler (La idea de un lago), the film with which she participated in the Locarno Festival) will also be shown.

And to conclude, the cycle will also include two names that have already made a place for themselves in the film landscape: Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann, her third film, with which she has won more than 50 awards at festivals such as Toronto, Cannes, San Sebastian, Spitit Awards, and at the European Film Academy) and Mia Hansen-Løve (L’avenir, the fifth work of the French director with which she won the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin). Hansen-Løve participated in the Official Section of the 2009 edition with her second feature film, Le père de mes enfants.


Directors and feature films:

Maren Ade (Germany), Toni Erdmann

Rebecca Daly (United Kingdom), Mammal

Sofia Exarchou (Greece), Park

Sophie Goyette (Canada), Mes nuits feront echo

Mia Hansen-Love (France), L’avenir (The future)

Rachel Lang (France), Baden Baden

Elena Martín (Spain), Julia Ist

Milagros Mumenthaler (Argentina), La idea de un lago

Ralitza Petrova (Bulgaria), Godless

Nely Reguera (Spain), María y los demás

Carla Simón (Spain), Estiú 1993

Nele Wohlatz (Germany), El futuro perfecto

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