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Buscando a Emma


ALEX QUIROGA NEWS FILMS LOOKING FOR EMMA
synopsis
A young English woman loses her memory after a car crash. By the time she wakes up in the hospital there is an elegant woman called Julia who claims she is a former classmate at her bedside. As she recovers, Emma begins to suspect that there is a plot being hidden from her.
 
original title: BUSCANDO A EMMA
country: Spain
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Álex Quiroga
film run: 98'
cast: Cristina Goyanes, Franchesca Strauss, Jorge Lucas, Carmen Vicente Arche, Dirtan Biba, Tomás Gallo
music: Estani Peinado
 

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BERNARD, FILMED ALEX QUIROGA FILM IN PÁTZCUARO, WINS THE JURY AWARD AT THE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL OF TRIESTE 34 2019

 
 
Official Section of the 34th Festival of Latin American Cinema of Trieste, to the Spanish film "Bernard" by Alex Quiroga, was awarded the Special Jury Prize given that it sensitizes on the need to include all persons considered "diverse."XXXIV Trieste Latin American Film Festival. This was decided by the jury, composed of Tonino Pinto, Luciano Sovena, Fernando Spiner, Valentina Ripa, who chose him for having "built as a dramatic fable, which reflects a universal reality through great interpretations." Every year, since 34 years ago, the Latin American Film Festival takes place in Trieste, capital of the Friuli-Venice region in Italy and this is, perhaps, the first time that the Festival's presentation is partly conditioned by a Latin American scenario totally shocked. In this context, as part of the Official Section of the 34th Trieste Latin American Cinema Festival, the Spanish film "Bernard" by Alex Quiroga was awarded the Special Jury Prize given that it sensitizes the need to include all the older people considered “diverse” and equal in their rights
 
 
Hernán and Marie Christine are two brothers who live in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico. One day, they receive a call informing that their father, who lives in France, is in the terminal phase of Alzheimer's. Surprised, after not knowing anything about him for years, after he left his mother without more, Hernán and Marie Christine must make a quick decision to go see him or not. The film makes you reflect: We sooner or later become elderly.
This movie is a great emotional story inspired by a real event that makes us reflect on our own life. Since time passes for everyone equally, no one escapes being older one day and living maturity is not an easy task if we do not respect authentic values ​​such as solidarity and empathy towards our fellow men. We live in a society of discarding, as the Pope says, where children still to be born, the elderly and young people "hinder society" for that rush to move forward, seeking progress, Movies like these shake the inside of being human.
 
Vatican News spoke with the director of the film, Alex Quiroga, who talking about his film tells us that it is a hard vision about life and in a very realistic way, compares it to art from a superlative degree that forces us to reflect on its simplicity, based on the fact that "less is more". A simple story that triggers something very complex as art can be. “The script does not speak directly, but portrays everyday attitudes inspired by real events. It is not one more film about Alzheilmer's disease, it is an invitation to love and respect our elders and ourselves, since we will not be able to escape the years or the consequences of this disease.Vatican news asks what else needs to be done to shake the hearts of societies, and to consider the most vulnerable, to think that they are the future and past of a nation, also from where and towards what sectors of society should raise awareness, about solidarity, empathy, accepting and fighting especially for the most vulnerable. What role could the seventh art have, Quiroga tells us:
 
 
 
“As director I propose to the spectators to make a different trip from one extreme to another with the eternal question: What is art? In Bernard they will discover it but they can also be seen from another perspective “life itself”. Old age can become a miserable stage for your parents and for yourself if you don't have enough understanding and patience. The elementary rule is empathy ... Think about how you would feel instead: without work, with poor health, without energy, with much less social life, suffering from what you had at an early stage in society, we increasingly disregard ourselves but I remember you that nobody escapes it, so we should devote more time to our elders. ”Finally, the Spanish filmmaker told us that the production was an “absolute synergy between independent producers with a single objective: to make films from the heart. That it reaches the viewer, as it has been shown in the feature film DIA SEIS that has already toured several festivals obtaining various awards. The script by Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham and the Production of Arturo Pimentel (screenwriter of BERNARD) expose an unquestionable reality of our time.
 
 
 
The soundtrack, by Antenor Bogea, a Brazilian-born musician, gives it a special and emotional touch along with the participation of Paloma Berganza and Eduardo Santini. ”
 
Quiroga tells us that for him, art is always present in their lives and is a reflection of the soul of each one of them.
 
Distribution ALEX MEDIA GRUPO 
 
Bernard has the participation of Arthur Morel, in the role of Bernard, María Cristina Barbabosa Meek, as Christine, Hernan Pimentel, as Hernán, Alex Quiroga, as Alex and with the support of Roberto Corona, Adrián Juárez, Sarah Alexander, Juliana Pimentel Echaniz and Luciano Pimentel Barbabosa, among others. 

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