Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival: Libertad
Clara Roquet imbues every little detail in her feature debut with meaning, as she delves into the complexities of attaining freedom from the point of view of a teenage girl. After a long time without meeting at their summer home, the Vidal family spends the last vacation with Grandmother Angela, who suffers from advanced Alzheimer’s. For the first time in her life, Nora, 14, feels that she does not find her place: children’s games seem ridiculous and adult conversations are still difficult for her. But everything changes with the arrival of Libertad, 15, the daughter of Rosana, the Colombian woman who takes care of Angela. Rebellious and magnetic, Libertad becomes the gateway to a different summer for Nora and the two girls quickly forge an intense and uneven friendship. Together they emerge from the bubble of protection and comfort that the family home represents and discover a new world in which Nora feels freer than ever.
Premiered at the 60th Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival
Opening film at the 2021 Seminci in Valladolid