Óliver Laxe’s ‘O que arde’ special sesion MFF 2020

The film O que arde (The Fire Will Come, 2019) of the renowned director Óliver Laxe will be the protagonist of the space session of the edition of the Manlleu Film Festival 2020.

The event will take place on Saturday 11 July at 9.30 pm outside the Ter Museum (Passeig del Ter, 2). Attendance will be free.

Óliver Laxe (Paris, 1982), Galician director and screenwriter, author of “Todos vós sodes capitáns” (2010) and “Mimosas” (2016), surprised us last year with his latest work “O que arde”, a film that walks between fiction and documentary, and that tells the story of the return of an arsonist to his hometown in the mountains of Lugo. A film that talks about stigma, acceptance and the relationship with nature to be able to “go beyond guilt or innocence,” in the words of the director himself.

The film won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category at the Cannes Film Festival, the Gaudí Award for Best European Film and Best Director of Photography, and the Goya Award for Best New Actress and Best Picture.

Before the screening of the film, at the same event, the extraordinary call for short films affected by the COVID crisis19 will be presented.

Capacity restrictions will be carried out in accordance with the current situation on 11 July.