With an introduction by the Isla Cristina Polyphonic Choir, the Bajo la Luna International Film Festival – Islantilla Cineforum will pay next Wednesday, August 10, a heartfelt tribute to three figures from the audiovisual industry who have been a reference in the cinematographic sample of this enclave of the Huelva coast, and who unfortunately have died during the last year: the actress Veronica Forquethe actor Juan Diego and the film director Roberto Pérez Toledo.
The special cycle, entitled ‘In the stars’, will begin at 10:00 pm in the open-air auditorium of the ‘El Camaleón’ Park, and like the rest of the screenings at this Festival, it is a Free activity with free admission open to all spectators who want to join this memorial evening.
In addition to the musical performance, the event will include the screening of three short films, each one in memory of one of these three great friends of the Islantilla Festival. Two of them, the performers Verónica Forqué and Juan Diego, are also immortalized through their respective Starfish on the pavement of the Islantilla Walk of Fame, next to the Paseo Marítimo of this coastal nucleus belonging to Lepe and Isla Cristina.
In memory of the inimitable Verónica Forqué, the title selected for the occasion is the short film ‘Yo confeso’, by Saúl Gallego Mateo, a six-minute piece that addresses gender-based violence from the particular personality of an actress who has marked the panorama of interpretation in Spain for decades and that has left a huge void with his departure.
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The work chosen to commemorate Juan Diego is the short film ‘Matador on the road’, a work by Alexis Morante produced in 2011 under the American flag and with a road movie aesthetic with a costumbrista air that was endorsed by the Official Jury of this Festival, by granting him the Andalusian Creativity Award in its IV edition.
Finally, the figure of the film director from Lanzarote Roberto Pérez Toledo, who was a member of the Official Jury of this Festival in 2011, will be remembered through his short film ‘Before the eruption’, a plea in favor of diversity and integration that It was a preview of what would have been his next feature film, and which was recognized with a Special Mention from the Official Jury in the 2021 edition of Islantilla.
The three works that make up this special cycle of homage have been part of previous editions of the official programming of the Islantilla film festival.