The Permanent Picture

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‘The Permanent Picture’

Sónia Méndez’s As Neves (The Snows), Laura Ferrés’ The Permanent Picture and Agustín Toscano’s I Trust You are among 16 projects selected for the sixth edition of Malaga Work In Progress,

Spain’s Aquí y Allí Films, the company behind the winner of 2012 Critics’ Week with emigration drama Aquí y Allá, by Antonio Méndez Esparza, is producing the Sonia Méndez’s feature debut As Neves, a psychological drama with thriller touches set in Galicia.

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After her 2017 Cannes Critics’ Week short film winner The Disinherited, Laura Ferrés’ much-awaited feature debut The Permanent Picture centres on a middle-aged casting director whose world collapses when her boss retires.

Agustín Toscano, the Colombian director of 2018 Cannes Critics’ Week contender and San Sebastian Horizons award winner The Snatch Thief will present his second feature I Trust You, lead produced by Magma Cine, whose credits include Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat’s The Distinguished Citizen.

Another anticipated debut, Víctor Iriarte’s Foremost By Night, will follow a woman in her fifties who works in Madrid’s courts as a stenographer. The neo-noir film is a Spanish-France-Portugal co-production and already has Spanish sales agency Film Factory on board.

Meanwhile, German-Colombian co-production Carropasajero is road film featuring characters belonging to the wayú ethnic group travelling in an old truck by the Venezuela-Colombia frontier. It is directed by Juan Pablo Polanco Carranza and César Alejandro Jaimes, the directors of 2019 Sundance title Lapü.

The Malaga Work in Progress forms part of the festival’s Industry Zone, which is devoted to Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American films. The initiative comprises eight projects from Spain, and eight from Iberoamerica.

For the second year in a row, the eight Spanish productions participating in the initiative under the name Malaga WIP Spain are also part of Spanish Screenings Content, whose 2023 new activities and content will be announced soon. Malaga Work in Progress will run March 13-17.

Málaga Work In Progress - Spain

As Neves, Dir: Sonia Méndez; Prod: Aquí y Allí Films, Cósmica Producións (Sp)

Devil Dog Road, Dir: Guillermo Polo; Prods: Los Hermanos Polo Films, Batiak Films, Japonica Films, Volcano Films (Sp)

Foremost by Night, Dir: Víctor Iriarte; Prods: Reescritura AIE, Ukbar Films, 4A4 Productions (Sp-Por-Fr)

La Nit No Fa Vigília, Dir: Clara Serrano, Gerard Simó; Prod: Ringo Media (Sp)

Mara’s Vacation, Dir: Elena Escura; Prod: Tarannà Films (Sp)

The Daughter of the Volcano, Dir: Jenifer de la Rosa; Prods: Auna Producciones, Solita Films, Cebolla Films (Sp-Mex)

The Permanent Picture, Dir: Laura Ferrés; Prods: Fasten Films, Le Bureau (Sp-Fr)

The Residents, Dir: Jo Sol; Prods: Shaktimetta Produccions (Sp)

Málaga Work In Progress - Iberoamerica

A Dark Light, Dir: Alberto Hayden Hahn; Prod: Brisa (Chile).

Carropasajero, Dir: Juan Pablo Polanco, César Alejandro Jaimes; Prods: Los Niños Films, Pong Berlín (Col-Ger)

Estados Generales, Dir: Mauricio Freyre; Prods: Estudio Rien, Tasio (Peru-Sp)

Hidden City, Dir: Francisco Bouzas; Prods: Oculta Cine, Pensar con las manos (Arg)

I Trust You, Dir: Agustín Toscano; Prod: Magma Cine (Arg)

The Saint, Dir: Juan Agustín Carbonere; Prod: Hiperion (Arg)

Punku, Dir: Juan Daniel Fernández Molero. Prod: Tiempo Libre (Peru)

Stone Age, Dir: Renan Rovida; Prods: Plateau Produçoes, Desalambrar Filmes. (Bra-Sp)