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Rebel Rodríguez: Paula Ortiz Traces Footsteps of Spanish Pioneer “Hildegart”

Rebel Rodríguez: Paula Ortiz Traces Footsteps of Spanish Pioneer “Hildegart”

The other day Variety provided an update on Amazon’s Prime Video film items in the works for the Spanish market and one project that sticks out (and would probably receive a festival premiere – perhaps a future San Sebastian berth) is Hildegart. Paula Ortiz is directing from a screenplay co-written by the prolific Clara Roquet (Libertad) and Eduard Sola. No players have been cast yet, but the lead and supporting mother role will be a big deal. Hildegart will be produced by Elástica Films María Zamora and Avalon’s Stefan Schmitz. Here is the wiki entry and synopsis:

A precocious and prolific writer in Spain’s 1930s, raised by her mother to become a model of future women, friend of H.G. Wells, who, in this take at least, begins to experience freedom, meeting socialist Abel Vilella, leading to a dramatic response by her tyrannical and paranoiac mother.

Ortiz currently has Teresa in post and previously directed De tu ventana a la mía (2011), The Bride (2015) and Across the River and into the Trees (2022).

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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