Toronto (Canada), August 4 (EFE).- “Venus”, the latest feature film by Spanish director Jaume Balagueró, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held this year from August 8 to September 18, and where Albert Serra’s “Pacification” will also be screened.
In addition, the Canadian program announced this Thursday the world premiere of “The Girl of All Rage”, by Laura Baumeister, the first Nicaraguan feature film directed by a woman.
Balagueró’s film, starring Ester Expósito, Ángela Cremonte and Magüi Mira, will be screened in Toronto in one of the festival’s most prestigious programs, Midnight Madness, dedicated to horror cinema.
Balagueró described “Venus” as an “extremely horrifying, violent and filthy” film.
Although inspired by the American tale HP Lovecraft “Dreams of the Witch’s House”, the Catalan director places the action of his film in a building on the outskirts of Madrid.
For its part, “Paiction”, a production between France, Spain, Germany and Portugal directed by Albert Serra, presented in preview this year at the Cannes Film Festival, will be screened for the first time in North America. North as part of the Wavelengths program in Toronto.
The film, shot in Tahiti, in French and with actor Benoît Magimel, was defined as a mixture of thriller and inner journey film which opposes the idea of paradise and corruption.
The Canadian festival also premiered Laura Baumeister’s feature debut on TIFF’s Discovery program on Thursday.
“The Girl of All Furies” is the story of an 11-year-old girl who survives with her mother in Nicaragua’s largest landfill.
Baumeister’s film is one of 13 nominees for the Kutxabank Award in the New Directors section of the 70th San Sebastian Film Festival, which runs September 16-24 this year.
In addition to these feature films, the Canadian program will present this year’s Wavelengths program the short films “The Newest Olds”, by Argentinian Pablo Mazzolo, and the Mexican “Puerta a Puerta”, by Jessica Sarah Rinland and Luis Arnías.
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