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Eugène Green has chosen Gijón/Xixón for the world premiere of his new film: En attendant les barbares


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  • The French master presented his previous works in the Official sections at Locarno and Berlinale
  • The films was born thanks to a formative action for young actors
Gijón/Xixón International Film Festival is the space chosen by French director Eugène Green for the world premiere of his new film, En Attendant les barbares, Green is one of the great referents for European independent cinema. He was born in 1947 in New York, and relocated to Europe when he was twenty years old where, after living in Munich and Prague, settled in Paris. There, he studied Literature, French and Art History, acquiring the French nationality in 1977.

In the film he's bringing to Gijón, Green once again reflects about some of the keys that define our society and shows his mastery when it comes to directing actors, a basic principle in his cinema and present in the project's genesis: a formative action made for young actors and actresses interested in Green's skill in that field.

Regarding his artistic labour, we can mention his work leading the drama company Théâtre de la Sapience, with a continuous activity until 1999. When it comes to cinema, we can highlight films like Le monde vivant ( Best Film at IndieLisboa 2003, FIPRESCI Award at the London Film Festival 2003), Le pont des Artas, A religiosa portuguesa ( Official section at Locarno 2004) or Le fils de Joseph (International Cinephile Society Award 2016, Best Actor and Best Director Seville Festival 2016).

On his work behind the camera, Eugène Green has tried to capture the internal self of the characters he films, distancing himself from everyday life understood as a naturalist copy of the day to day and getting closer to what we could call "spiritual portrait", something that brings him closer to some of his authors of reference, like Yasujiro Ozu, Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson or Michelangelo Antonioni, and at the same time, it has helped him to create his own and inimitable personality different from the modern Hollywood cinema canons. That cultural difference, a search of referents outside of the American frame, is quoted as one of the main causes that brought Green to abandon his native country and settle in the Old World.

Eugène Green will be present in Gijón alongside his film to meet the different media outlet and the FICX spectators.

Palabras clave Festival de Cine, 2017