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InFocus 2021: Lynne Ramsay

17 June 2021
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As in 2020, Curtas de Vila do Conde reaffirms its commitment to a hybrid format that combines screenings in theaters in various locations across the country and VoD exhibitions, thus allowing it to broaden its audience nationally and internationally. Intense, poetic, vibrant, restless, haunting: these are some of the possible adjectives for the cinema of Lynne Ramsay, one of the most relevant names in contemporary cinema, owner of a truly unique and original work.

With a filmography that is still not extensive, each film by this Glasgow-born director is an unforgettable wonder, full of moments and images that echo in time and remain memorable.
Like many directors who participate in the festival, Ramsay began her career in short films, having distinguished herself early on: in 1996 her first short film, Small Deaths, was awarded at the Cannes Festival with the Jury Award, the same given, in 1998, to Gasman; and in 2000 she received the Clermont-Ferrand Jury Prize for Kill the Day, her third work. The three works will be included in the special program that Curtas dedicates to her, alongside the four feature films, within the framework of the cult.

In addition to the unforgettable We Need to Talk About Kevin – a film that marked a generation and a jewel in Ramsay's crown –, the festival will feature features Ratcatcher, You Were Never Really Here and Morvern Callar.

By telling stories of dense characters and themes such as death, trauma and the relationship with grief, her films sign the particular vision with which Ramsay approaches cinema and her restless search for non-repetition and reinvention. of their own language.

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