‘reStart’ a science fiction short directed by Olga Osorio selected for ‘CORTOMETRAJES, 7 Spanish Short Films’

by Brit Es Magazine

We are very proud to announce the upcoming screening in London of ‘reStart’ a short film written and directed by Olga Osorio. The film it is included as part of the programme of CORTOMETRAJES, 7 Spanish Short Films, a screening event curated and produced by Shorts On Tap and Brit Es Magazine. The event will take place on 18 February at 93 Feet East, a legendary spot in the heart of East London, the Old Truman Brewery at 150 Brick Lane.

The programme is made up of a special selection of 7 short films which offer an eclectic point of view on the reality of today across different genres. As well as watching the films themselves, the audience will get the chance to talk to the directors and there will also be a number of special guests.

‘reStart’ (Spain, 2015) it is a science fiction short film about memory and time travel. The film was included in the Official Competition at Sitges Film Festival 2015 into the Fantastic Shorts Section.

Synopsis: Like other days Andrea goes out for a walk. She is kidnapped by a group of people who take her to an isolated warehouse from where she can’t leave. Since then regularly, the door opens and Andrea appears in the same place where she was kidnapped twenty minutes ago. She is trapped in a temporal loop that she may not be able to break.

“It’s a taut, thriller-like story. It’s also aware of genre precedents — you can spot a Spanish copy of Asimov’s The End of Eternity. It’s very well-acted by Larralde, and doesn’t go where you’d expect. The resolution’s ambiguous, but I think points to the value of even a small change (and what that change might mean). It’s a spare, intelligent piece that brings out character with a minimum of dialogue.” Matthew David Surridge – Black Gate.

Credits: Olga Osorio (director, producer and writer) / Juan Galiñanes (producer and editor) / Marta Larralde (actress)/ Sergio Mourde de Oteyza (music)

Cast: Marta Larralde (Andrea).

“Marta Larralde is kind of great as Andrea, the victim of this situation. She kind of gets to be Linda Hamilton in both The Terminator and Terminator 2 here, although she probably accomplishes the transformation more with attitude and body language than workouts. It’s impressively jarring to see early/late Andrea contrasted with each other as their paths cross later. And writer/director Olga Osorio handles her story’s cyclical nature very well, doing what she can to disconnect the audience from time in the way that Andrea is.” Jason Seaver- Jay’s Movie Blog

Selections: International Premiere at 19th Fantasia FIlm Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2015; 48th Sitges Film Festival – Oficial Fantàstic (2015) (nacional premiere); 6th Avvantura Film Festival Zadar, Croatia (2015);  Golden Blasters – The National Irish Science Fiction Awards (2015); Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, USA (2015);  Festival de Cine de Santander Corto y Creo (2015);  Suspiria Fest, Alicante (2015);  Cortos con Ñ, Madrid (2015);  SciFi Film Festival, Australia (octubre 2015) Festival de Cine Fantástico de Torremolinos (noviembre 2015) Festival Internacional de Cine de Oruro FICO, Bolivia (noviembre 2015) RazorReel Flanders Film Festival – Méliès d’Argent Zinema Zombie Fest, Bogotá, Colombia (2015); Paris International Fantastic Film Festival (2015);  Cortogenial (2015);  Festival Internacional Sueños de Cine, Madrid (2015); 13th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris (2015).

Olga Osorio is a Spanish filmmaker and writer fascinated by science fiction stories especially those about time travel and reflections on our memory and past. ‘ReStart‘ is her directorial debut in fiction. She won the Best Music Video Mestre Mateo Award (Galicia, Spain) in 2015 for ‘Garden’s Road’, and her works has been shortlisted and recognized in several international selections and festivals around the world. Osorios is also a teacher and Professor of Direction, Production and Photography Direction in Spain.

Join us for a celebration of Spanish cinema in London!

Discussing, debating, commenting on the films with their directors and guest speakers. A great opportunity to expand your network, make friends and enjoy a night out checking great talent. 

Doors open at 7pm for a pint & networking session. Films screening start at 8pm and show ends approximately at 10:30pm. The screening room is situated at the back of the venue. Special guests from film industry.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/559126510921718/

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CORTOMETRAJES – 7 Spanish Short Films
Thursday, February 18th at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London E1 from 7pm.

£3 Entry (guaranteed entry for online tickets holders https://goo.gl/bGY6rM).
Event suported by  Uniter.

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