Víctor Iriarte’s first feature, Reescritura, is in preparation
– This melodrama with elements of suspense, sponsored by Isaki Lacuesta and starring two great Spanish actresses, Lola Dueñas and Ana Torrent, is currently being shot
Actresses Lola Dueñas and Ana Torrent
Victor Iriartethe first movie of Rewritea melodrama with Lola Duenas (which we saw recently in the series Veneno [+see also:
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interview: Constance Meyer
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interview: Isaki Lacuesta
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The scenario of Rewrite is written by the director himself, with Campo and Andrea Queralt (producer on the Move 2020 and titles such as The fire will come [+see also:
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Víctor Iriarte (Bilbao, 1976) has always been involved in cinema: he is selector of the San Sebastián International Film Festival, member of the academic council of the Elías Querejeta school and director of the audiovisual program of the Tabakalera Center of Contemporary Culture, while in San Sebastian. He also obtained a master’s degree in creative documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, worked as an assistant to Isaki Lacuesta in 2001 on Lacuesta’s debut Cravan versus Cravanthen worked as a cinematographer on Buenas noches, Spain, by Philippine Raya Martin, presented at the 2011 Locarno Film Festival. In 2007, he directed the short film Decir adiós and in 2019 he publishes the novel Geometrywith a prologue by Lacuesta himself.
Rewrite is a production of the Spanish companies La Termita Films, Atekaleun and CSC Films, in co-production with Portugal (Ukbar Filmes) and France (4A4 Productions), supported by ICAA – Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Basque Government and the Provincial Council of Guipuzcoa. Also involved are TVE and Televisió de Catalunya. This project also received the Micro Climat Studios prize (for post-production in Paris, worth €15,000) at the FID Lab Marseille, and €232,000 from the Eurimages Fund for author co-productions. Atalante will manage its distribution in Spain and Film Factory Entertainment its international sales.
(Translated from Spanish)