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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #85. Libertad – Clara Roquet

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #85. Libertad – Clara Roquet

Libertad

Screenwriter Clara Roquet, who co-wrote Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10,000km (2014) and Jaime Rosales’ Petra (notably premiered in Cannes 2018 in Directors’ Fortnight) makes her directorial debut with Libertad, produced by Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Stefan Schmitz and Maria Zamora through Barcelona’s Lastor Media, Madrid’s Avalon and Snowglobe. Roquet’s title stars Nora Navas, Vicky Pena, Nicolle Garcia, Maria Rodriguez Soto and David Selvas. The film (which landed a prize at the San Sebastian’s 7th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum) is lensed by Gris Jordana. Roquet’s Libertad is the highest-ranking directorial debut on our list.

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Gist: Roquet’s debut is described as “a story of feminine friendship and loss of innocence” when a young girl is forced to come of age thanks to her relationship with the family maid’s wild teen daughter.

Release Date/Prediction: Shot in Barcelona over the summer of 2019, we thought that Roquet could be heading to Sundance (as the project was a 2019 January Screenwriters Lab participant) but it could instead be a contender in Berlin 2020.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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