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Curtocircuíto 2017 will present first complete retrospectives of F.J.Ossang and Teddy Williams in Spain

Curtocircuíto will host its fourteenth edition from 1 to 8 of October, showing two retrospectives of filmmakers F. J. Ossang and Teddy Williams. Also, an internationally renowned filmmaker who will visit the festival will soon be announced.

French filmmaker F. J. Ossang’s program will present an underground artist, unable to limit his creativity into a single discipline. Explosive and sensitive. Bold and transgressive. Prolific and uncanny. For this multifaceted artist, film is another discipline in which to overturn his permanent creative restlessness, inseparable from poetry, literature or music. Film is imposed as a confluence where films of unmistakable originality arise and collide with the violent and the beautiful. His movies travel with fascinating naturalness from noir and science fiction to punk, from expressionism to situationism, where it is frequent to find acting musicians like Joe Strummer (The Clash), punk band Lucrate Milk (transformed into a group of Gladiators) or boxers like Stéphane Ferrara.

Film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Rotterdam and, more recently, Locarno have acknowledged this overwhelming filmmaker, to whom Curtocircuíto is dedicating a thorough retrospective.

On the other hand, Teddy Williams, from the inertia of a constant and imprecise movement, has been building a body of work that reflects the uncertainty of an almost forgotten youth, abandoned by adults, that somehow also emerges as an intimate portrait of his country, Argentina. A set of films that grow in coherent progression and that have been shown in the Directors Fortnight of the Festival of Cannes, FIDMarseille, Toronto International Film Festival, Tate Film or Locarno International Film Festival –where the premiere of this first feature film El auge del humano (2016) was enthusiastically received.

Curtocircuíto highlights the work of this young but already established filmmaker, showing all his films to date within the Púlsar section.

Nine films, Dharma Guns (2012), Vladivostok! (2010), Ciel Eteint (2008), Silencio (2007), Docteaur Chance (1997), Le Tresor des Iles Chiennes (1990), L'affaire des divisions Morituri (1985), Zona Inquinata (1983) and La derniere enigme (1980), will be shown at F. J. Ossang’s retrospective.

Púlsar section will host El auge del humano (2016), Tôi quên rồi! (2014), Que je tombe tout le temps? (2013), El ruido de las estrellas me aturde (2012), Pude ver un puma (2011) and Tan atentos (2011).

Dharma Guns (2012), by F. J. Ossang

Nine films, Dharma Guns (2012), Vladivostok! (2010), Ciel Eteint (2008), Silencio (2007), Docteaur Chance (1997), Le Tresor des Iles Chiennes (1990), L'affaire des divisions Morituri (1985), Zona Inquinata (1983) and La derniere enigme (1980), will be shown at F. J. Ossang’s retrospective.

Pude ver un puma (2011), by Teddy Williams

Púlsar section will host El auge humano (2016), Tôi quên rồi! (2014), Que je tombe tout le temps? (2013), El ruido de las estrellas me aturde (2012), Pude ver un puma (2011) and Tan atentos (2011).