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11 noviembre 2022

Zaragoza inaugurates the first edition of the international Saraqusta Film Festival

The Saraqusta Film Festival opened yesterday 26 September at 19.00 with a dramatised event in the Plaza del Pilar, starring actors Alfonso Desentre and Alba Gallego. This was followed by the opening gala presented by Alejandra Andreu at the Cervantes Cinema.

Zaragoza has a new film festival, but it is not just another one, it is a festival focused on historical cinema. It is a commitment of the city council, is directed by José Ángel Delgado and has been created with the support of all sectors involved.

During the nest days Zaragoza will be the capital city of the historical Films.

The event was presided over by the Deputy Mayor, Sara Fernández; the Director General of Culture of the Government of Aragon, Víctor Lucea; the Deputy Delegate for Culture of the DPZ, Ros Cihuelo; and the director of the newly created festival, José Ángel Delgado.

“A NEW FESTIVAL IS BORN WITH THE COLLABORATION OF THE ENTIRE ARAGONESE AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR. TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, IT IS CLEAR THAT IT IS AN EVENT THAT IS GOING TO HAVE A LONG CAREER” SARA FERNÁNDEZ

“We in the sector have been hearing for years that Zaragoza is a city of cinema, but we always wondered if it was true. Lately we are seeing that a lot of things are happening and that it is going in the right direction. The important thing about this festival is that people enjoy it, and if, in addition, we get international exposure, so much the better,” assures the festival’s director, José Ángel Delgado.

The official section consists of five feature films and five documentaries, which will compete for the Golden Dragon in their respective categories, worth 6,000 euros.

The main venue of the festival will be the Theatre Museum of Caesaraugusta. The jury for the different sections will be made up of Claude Coret, Irene Alquézar, Ana Puyol, Orencio Boix and Ramón Betrán.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

The first day of the festival will see the crews of the documentary “Pierres Vedel”, the series “Inés del Alma Mía” and the film “Faraway Land”; on Tuesday it will be the turn of “Marzo, crónicas de una vida” (documentary), “Heroínas con maña” (series), and “The name of the people” (film); on Wednesday “The Spanish flu” (documentary), the series “Rubirosa” and the feature film “La mancha negra” will be screened; the series “Rubirosa” and the feature film “La mancha negra”; on Thursday they will welcome “Les damnés de la commune” (docu), “El Ministerio del Tiempo” (series) and “Delicioso” (feature film); and on the last day the Saraqusta Film Festival will welcome “Estos muros” (documentary), “Isabel” (series) and “The Ingloriuous Serfs” (feature film).

The closing ceremony of the festival will begin on Saturday 2 October at the Cervantes Cinema, with a gala presented by Gerald Filmore at 20:30. The awards will be presented and the actor Rodolfo Sancho and the screenwriter and creator Javier Olivares will also be honoured. Afterwards, the documentary “Waiting for Waldemar” will be screened.

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