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Clara Roquet

Libertad

Officiële Selectie – In Competitie 109' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish - Format: DCP
Director: Clara Roquet Composer: Paul Tyan With: Carlos Alcaide, Nicolle García, Carol Hurtado
The Vidal family has decided to reunite after a long time in their summer house in La Costa Brava to spend a “last summer” with their grandmother Angela, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. From Belgian production company Bulletproof Cupid.
Tue 19 Oct
17:00
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch
Wed 20 Oct
19:45
Kinepolis 4
Subtitles: Dutch
Special guests
Thu 21 Oct
14:45
Kinepolis 4
Subtitles: Dutch
Special guest
Fri 22 Oct
22:30
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: Dutch
“Clara Roquet’s eloquent first feature captures the quicksilver charge of an intense bond that develops and dissolves between reserved 15 year-old Nora (María Morera) and Libertad (Nicolle García), the stroppy, self-sufficient daughter of Nora’s grandmother’s maid. But for a while at least, they’re inseparable. Roquet’s intimately textured filmmaking captures not just the hot and cold currents of sentiment between the girls, but how all-consuming and all-important it feels to the sheltered Nora. Roquet’s filmmaking is light of touch and instinctively perceptive.” - Screen Daily

The Vidal family has decided to reunite after a long time in their summer house in La Costa Brava to spend a “last summer” with their grandmother Angela, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. For the first time in her life, Nora, 14, can’t find her place in the family dynamics. She is too old to play with the kids but she doesn’t belong with the adults either. Everything changes when Libertad arrives. She’s the teenage daughter of Rosana, 35, the Colombian caregiver who works for the family, taking care of Angela.

Rebellious and beautiful, Libertad becomes Nora’s only source of excitement and adventure, and the two girls quickly form a dangerous and uneven friendship. Libertad opens a door to the unknown desires and the promise of freedom of adulthood, but also forces Nora to get out of the bubble of privilege she has always lived in, making her discover a whole new side of the Costa Brava.

When the friendship between Nora and Libertad starts to push Nora away from her family, her mother pulls her apart from Libertad, arguing that she is a bad influence for her. The forced separation between the girls makes the class differences more obvious, and Libertad starts resenting Nora for the privileges she never had. Nora sees her world falling apart as her mother disappoints her and Libertad decides to escape without her. Nora will do everything in her hand to prevent her from leaving, but as the summer comes to an end, their destinies will prevail.

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Credits

Director

Clara Roquet

Composer

Paul Tyan

With

Carlos Alcaide, Nicolle García, Carol Hurtado

Scenario

Clara Roquet

Director of Photography

Gris Jordana

Editor

Ana Pfaff

Producer

Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Stefan Schmitz, María Zamora

Co-Producer

Katleen Goossens

Production studios

Avalon, Lastor Media, Bulletproof Cupid

More information

Dialogue

Spanish

Subtitles

Dutch, English

Countries of production

Belgium, Spain

Year

2021

Filmography

Clara Roquet
El adiós (short, 2015), Les bones nene (short, 2016), Tijuana (TV-series, 2019), Escenario 0 (TV-series, 2020)

Technical Specs

Format
DCP

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