Another title we thought would appear in 2020 was the debut of screenwriter Clara Roquet, who co-wrote Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10,000km (2014), Jaime Rosales’ Petra (a Cannes 2018 in Directors’ Fortnight selection) and upcoming films such as Antonio Méndez Esparza’s horror flick Que nadie duerma and Mounia Akl’s debut Costa Brava Lebanon. The highest ranked directorial debut on our list, Roquet’s film stars Nora Navas, Vicky Pena, Nicolle Garcia, Maria Rodriguez Soto and David Selvas. Libertad, was produced by Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Stefan Schmitz and Maria Zamora through Barcelona’s Lastor Media, Madrid’s Avalon and Snowglobe. The film (which landed a prize at the San Sebastian’s 7th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum) is lensed by Gris Jordana.
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, Roquet might pop up on the Croisette in 2021 in either the Directors’ Fortnight, Un Certain Regard or Critics’ Week.