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A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.

Original Title La Pròxima Piel
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 103'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Spain, Switzerland
Directed by Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo
Screenplay Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo, Fran Araujo
Director of photography Diego Dussuel
Editor Domi Parra
Sound Amanda Villavieja
Music Gerard Gil
Main cast Emma Suarez (Ana)
Sergi Lopez (Enric)
Alex Monner (Leo/Gabriel)
Igor Szpakowski (Joan)
Produced by Milena Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
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--- regista --- isaki lacuestaIsaki Lacuesta
Isaki Lacuesta (1975) has directed eight feature films, including THE LEGEND OF TIME, THE CONDEMNED and LOS PASOS DOBLES. His films have been screened in artistic centers as MOMA, National Gallery in Washington (where he was rewarded with the retrospective "The artist's ruse") and Anthology Film Archives. He is the commissioner of the Catalonia’s pavilion in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. His nature of mestizo artist has also brought collaborations with choregraphers (he co-­‐codirected the contemporary dance show named “Tranç” with Cesc Gelabert and La Veronal), with musicians (Pau Riba, Kiko Veneno, Albert Pla, El Teatre Magnètic) and with painters (Miquel Barceló, Frederic Amat, Perejaume), as well as his multiple collaborations in the written media.

--- regista --- isa campoIsa Campo
Isa Campo (1975) is a screenwriter, a producer and a direction teacher in the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. She has written the fiction feature films LOS CONDENADOS (FIPRESCI Award in San Sebastian Festival, 2009) and LOS PASOS DOBLES (Golden Shell in San Sebastián Festival, 2011) as well as the documentaries LA NOCHE QUE NO ACABA e EL CUADERNO DE BARRO, all of them directed by Isaki Lacuesta and GAME OVER (Gaudi 2016 prize) by Alba Sotorra. She has directed some feature films and video installations like “Lugares que no existen. Google Earth 1.0”, "Mapell", "Luz Azul", "Mullada Llum" and "El retablo de las adivinaciones". LA PRÓXIMA PIEL is her first feature film as director.


Directors' statement
"We wrote this story in 2005 for Emma Suárez and we proposed it to Emma in 2006. Since then, she has always been Ana, the mother of “La próxima piel”. On the other hand we didn’t have the teenage son. It needed eight years for the child Àlex Monner to grow up and be able to embody our protagonist. Curiously, the same eight years that his character has disappeared in the fiction. Along the way, we have all changed a lot, we have made films and children. Some of the issues that fascinated us then, they are still in the movie: self-deception, uncertain family ties, the need to be loved unconditionally, the fragility on which is based the identity and the desire to become other people. But new interests have been added that before, several movies back, we could not have foreseen that we would have. What we wanted now was to open new paths in our cinema and work the psychological thriller and suspense from the physical proximity, epidermal, to the characters. We did not want to make a film of themes but of characters: to focus on a group of characters that live extremely the most common feelings, with which we can all identify. In particular, it challenges us and attracts us the relationship of mother and son, the immense need for love that both have and that leads them to make a family relationship, remembering, forgetting or recreating the past as they want, because they can no longer resign to the bonds that have been created between them".

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