Archive of films Butterfly / Bolboreta, mariposa, papallona

Spain
2006, 87 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2007

The remarkable Spanish film Butterfly will be shown at the festival in its world premiere, a fascinating work which hovers on the border between stylised documentary and fiction and seeks the true essence of filmmaking and the way in which one can faithfully capture the beauty of reality.


Synopsis

The remarkable Spanish film Butterfly will be shown at the festival in its world premiere. “The butterfly should be allowed to flutter freely and should only be observed for its beauty. If a person catches it by its wings, he will spoil its beautiful colour,” says the main character, film director Pablo, thus ushering in the main theme of the film. Pablo had made a feature film some time before but, during the editing, he discovered that he had been unable to capture the specific atmosphere of the place. So he sets off for the location of his unfinished film once more and, in his desire to convey its genius loci, he asks for the assistance of a group of local children. With their sense of immediacy, their ability to see the highly familiar environment of their native town and its inhabitants proves invaluable to him. The film hovers on the border between stylised documentary and fiction and seeks the true essence of filmmaking and the way in which one can faithfully capture the beauty of reality. As in the case of the butterfly, it is important to know how to observe life around us and, where possible, to avoid a direct hit.

About the director

Pablo García attended schools in Valencia and Barcelona during the years 1981–1991, taking several courses in classical and advertising photography, video direction and screenwriting. From 1990 to 1994 he studied film direction and screenwriting at the Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos de Catalunya, where he was taught by Jose Luís Guerin, Gerardo Gormezano and Luís Aller. In 2002 the Karlovy Vary section Another View screened his film Fuente Álamo. Filmography: Vos, que sos mi hermana (2002), Alicia retratada (2003), Sara ya sabe leer (2006), Butterfly (2006).

Contacts

Eddie Saeta S.A.
Pasaje Permanyer 14, 080 09, Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 934 677 040
Fax: +34 934 677 489
E-mail: eddie@eddiesaeta.com
www: www.eddiesaeta.com

Doble Banda
Castillejos 265 entlo 2, 08013, Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 935 118 929
Fax: +34 935 118 930
E-mail: doblebanda@doblebanda.com
www: www.doblebanda.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Pablo García
Screenplay: Pablo Garcia
Dir. of Photography: Elisabeth Rourich
Editor: Pablo Garcia
Producer: Yolanda Olmos, Luis Miñaro
Production: Doble Banda, Eddie Saeta S.A.
Cast: Fele Martínez, Tzeitel Rodriguez, David Bendito
Contact: Eddie Saeta S.A., Doble Banda
   
www: www.eddiesaeta.com

Guests

Pablo García

Film Director, Film Director

Lluís Miñarro

Film Director / Producer


Yolanda Olmos

Producer

Veronica Font

Film Editor


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