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Jonas Trueba’s ‘The Other Way Around’ Wins at Directors’ Fortnight

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The Other Way Around” from Spanish director Jonás Trueba has gained the Europa Cinemas Label for finest European movie within the Administrators’ Fortnight part at this 12 months’s Cannes Movie Pageant.

The movie activates Ale (Itsaso Arana – who co-wrote the screenplay with Trueba) and Alex (Vito Sanz), who’ve been collectively for 15 years. Now, although, the duo is able to break up, however not with out throwing a hell of a fiesta to rejoice their time collectively.

“The idea of a ‘separation party’ can be scary, but I just kept hearing about it,” Trueba advised Selection in a latest interview. “I even suggested it to a friend of mine, but every time, people’s faces just drop. You can see fear creeping in. It’s crazy and silly, and at the same time, it could be something beautiful. It’s a great idea for a film, if not for real life.”

This 12 months’s Administrators’ Fortnight jury, headed by Canadian actor Xavier Dolan, defined their admiration for the movie in an announcement that reads: “Jonás Trueba’s well-crafted and nuanced film has an unusual premise – it tells the story of a couple who embrace a novel ritual. Prior to their separation, they elect to celebrate their 15-year relationship with a party. Humorous and cleverly written, the film’s circular structure manifests generosity of spirit in its inspiring look at human relationships. It is a pleasing beacon of positivity and one which we feel will appeal to audiences around Europe.”

“The Other Way Around” is produced by Trueba’s label Los Ilusos Movies and co-produced by France’s Les Movies du Worso. Gross sales are dealt with by Memento Worldwide.

Trueba comes from a storied filmmaking household. His father is Fernando Trueba, who co-wrote and directed the Oscar-winning characteristic “Belle Epoque” and co-directed the Oscar-nominated animated characteristic “Chico & Rita,” which was produced by Jonas’ mom, Cristina Huete. The youthful Trueba has paved his personal method as a celebrated filmmaker with latest competition darlings resembling 2019 Karlovy Differ FIPRESCI winner “The August Virgin” and “Quién lo Impide,” which gained three prizes at San Sebastian in 2021.

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