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Two Spanish films in the directors ' fortnight in Cannes

Filmmakers Jaime Rosales and Arantxa Echevarría have been selected to showcase their new projects

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Two Spanish films in the directors ' fortnight in Cannes

Spanish filmmakers Jaime Rosales and Arantxa Echevarría have been chosen this Tuesday to release ir latest projects in directors ' Fortnight, parallel section of Festival de Cannes. The event, which will celebrate its 50 edition between next 9 and 19 May, is also open with everyone knows, new film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, shot in Spain, in Castilian and starring Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín.

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This is fifth participation of Rosales in French festival after debuting in 2003 with his first feature film, The Hours of day. On this occasion will exhibit Petra, film starring Barbara Lennie, Àlex Brendemühl and Marisa Paredes, which tells story of a search turned into tragedy, a cruel path and no return to truth that unleashes a spiral of evil, family secrets and Violence for its protagonists. According to organizers of contest has been selected because it offers "a new vision of Spain".

For his part, Echevarría will project his debut, Carmen and Lola, a love film between two gypsy teenagers struggling to get ahead of ir relationship despite social discrimination in a culture where homosexuality is a taboo.

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