The Wedding Cake reaching its 50th selection by entering the prestigious and beautifully curated Afrodite Short film festival in Rome! It’s hard to believe my little short reached this far, I’m delighted!!
In the meanwhile, I am extremely excited that I will be meeting girls and boys from a local school in Lecce next week, online, to talk about my ideas about filmmaking and art in general.
This is really cool, I very much look forward to this, especially because I am very fond of this festival, where my first narrative short, “Midsommar”, was selected back in 2014! The Lecce Film Festival was actually the first festival I ever traveled to, and I will never forget that.
During the latest Göteborg Film Festival I watched a feature film by the Swedish directress Ninja Thyberg which made both furious and sad. I am very proud that Nordic Model Now hosted this very long piece about it which I just felt compelled to write.
It is not at all about the film as such (which I appreciated) but about the content and its message.
I want to thank Vanessa McCulloch who was editing the first draft of this piece.
The deception of “Pleasure”
Ninja Thyberg’s film “Pleasure” depicts a quite simple story: a 19-year old girl from Sweden travels to Los Angeles in order to become a porn star. She starts with more traditional performances but realizes that if she wants a break-through she must do more extreme scenes; so, she agrees to BDSM and double anal, with apparent indifference. The only time she feels violated is during a shoot where the male actors are very aggressive and she reacts showing emotional distress. Continue reading
A small digital festival with a strong political intent – El grito de los sin voz – has selected both The Wedding Cake and Just Looking for this edition. I am apparently appreciated in Spain 🙂
Back to Spain! I was already missing it! I am currently participating with The Wedding Cake at the seventh edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine en Corto Ciudad de Consuegra, that will go on until February 28. Disfrutalo! 😉
I feel very honored for having been invited to be a juror at the oldest Swedish film festival, the Sveriges Kortfilmfestival!
It is not the first time I am appointed for this task, and I really enjoy it.
This is the Facebook announcement – in Swedish! 🙂