The abundance of world, worldwide and Spanish premieres characterised a program that additionally highlighted the closest expertise and that reached virtually 12,000 viewers in its face-to-face and on-line codecs.
The competition publicizes new dates and opens the decision to take part in its XVIII version, which can be held from May 4 to eight, 2022
Photo by Pablo Nunes
Tui, October 13, 2021.- The Tui International Film Festival, Play-Doc, lowers the curtain on its seventeenth version, after ending its on-line programming by the FILMIN digital platform, and which included, amongst its content material, the 2021 retrospectives devoted to Manfred Kirchheimer and Bette Gordon, and the restoration of the titles by Filipino filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik that Play-Doc screened in 2019.
The competition administration, made up of Sara García Villanueva and Ángel Sánchez, chargeable for the creative and government path respectively, values the standard of the programming for this 2021, which resumed its extra unique and worldwide character with out ceasing to emphasise the cinema made in Galicia and which gave continuity to initiatives that emerged from the earlier version, such because the shut collaboration with FILMIN Spain, or the profitable Cinema-Percorridos, the routes by the historic heart of Tui, wherein a bunch of video artists take their Expanded cinema proposals exterior the normal screening rooms. “Play-Doc shows that it is possible to make an ambitious international film festival, with a programming of excellence and, at the same time, develop it on a human scale that connects directly with the local, with the space and with the inhabitants of the place in the that is being celebrated ”, says the administration workforce, which is already engaged on the 2022 version.
World, worldwide and Spanish premieres
In a trajectory that can shortly span 20 years, the Tudense competition has at all times offered the primary retrospectives in Spain, devoted each to true legends of documentary cinema, in addition to to many different forgotten, censored, misplaced or unknown filmmakers. This work of restoration and discovery has been significantly notable on this not too long ago closed version, which has vindicated the work of the American filmmaker of German origin Manfred Kirchheimer, who at 91 years of age has not been in a position to go to Tui, because of the pandemic, to current it in particular person as was his want. Among his extraordinary filmography, the Galician competition offered his final two movies in world premiere and included the primary screening of Short Circuit, which since its inception in 1973 has by no means been proven in public earlier than.
Who did go to Play-Doc was the American director Bette Gordon, who offered her iconic masterpiece Variety (1984) and which captured the eye of the specialised press. The competition additionally offered in Spanish premiere the most recent movie recovered from the not too long ago deceased German director Wolf-Eckart Bühler, to whom Play-Doc already devoted a highlight in 2019, entitled Amerasia (1985) and which was offered by his accomplice Hella Kothmann. Play-Doc additionally offered in Spanish premiere one other misplaced jewel rescued from oblivion, SEPA: Nuestro Señor de los Milagros (1987) by the Swiss director Walter Saxer, greatest recognized for being the producer of Werner Herzog and chargeable for a few of the most filming. troublesome within the historical past of cinema, akin to Aguirre la cholera de Dios (1972) or Fitzcarraldo (1982). Saxer himself flew from the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, to current his movie on the competition and supply an unique grasp class.
Walter Saxer together with his daughter Micaela
Photo Tamara De la Fuente
The worldwide function movie competitors additionally contains the world premiere of the most recent movie by French-Canadian Dominic Gagnon, Big in China. Georges and the Vision Machines (2020) who have been current on the competition, in addition to the Italian Giovanni Cioni or the director Kumjana Novakova, from Macedonia and the Catalan Guillermo Carreras-Candi, who offered their movies Dal pianeta degli umani and Disturbed Earth additionally at Spanish premiere.
In the worldwide brief movie competitors, the movie Paraíso (2021), by Marina Lameiro and Maddi Barber, each current on the competition, was offered for a world premiere at festivals, and we've got the worldwide premiere of Fruto do vosso ventre (2021), from the Portuguese Fábio Silva, who additionally personally offered his movie on Play-Doc. Vagalumes (2021), by the Brazilian Leo Bittencourt, was additionally a world premiere; and Baki Tadu É (2021), by Kate Saragaço and Calum MacBeath, and Zu Dritt (2020), by Agnèse Laposi and Benjamin Bucher, had their Spanish premiere on the Tudense competition.
Bette Gordon presenting her retrospective
Photo by Tamara de la Fuente
Play-Doc has been from its origins a platform and incubator for the closest expertise