Two Eye to Eye titles heads to UK: Hidden Away and My Skinny Sister will be screened during Into Film Festival 9-25 November in UK.
As a part of Eye to Eye and Into Film Festival partnership, Mikel Rueda – renowned Spanish director of Hidden Away is invited to present his film during the festival and meet local to students on November 24th in Manchester.
The screening times of Hidden Away and My Skinny Sister at Into Film Festival:
My Skinny Sister: Tuesday 22 November 10 am in Nottingham, Cineworld
Hidden Away: Thursday 24 November 10.30 am in the Cervantes Institute, Manchester
Hidden Away tells a story about Ibrahim, a 14 year‐old Moroccan boy, who walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city, alone and disoriented. He has just been informed that he will be deported in two days, so he has packed up and ran away. He is alone with no place to go. Rafa, a 14 years‐old Spanish boy, runs into a club toilet like a bundle of nerves. Outside, there is a girl, Marta, waiting for him. A girl who expects him, far more than what he can give. These two boys´ paths are about to cross
Hidden Away premiered in BUFF Film Festival in Sweden in 2015 and traveled to a number of film festivals across the world since.
The director of Hidden Away - Mikel Rueda is from Bilbao, Spain. His debut as director with A escondidas. After completing his studies in Audiovisual Communication, he worked for 4 years in television as producer of the tv-show Vaya Semanita (ETB). After receiving a grant from the Diputación of Vizcaya, he decides to continue his studies at the New York Film Academy, where he shot, among others, the short Present Perfect. With this short film, Mikel has been awarded in more than 25 international film festivals. The next year, gets the opportunity to co-direct his first feature film Stars that wish upon, selected in San Sebastian Film Festival. During this years, Rueda decide to keep shooting 2 more short-films, with them hi has been selected in more than 150 festivals around the world. Right now he is working in his next feature film project.
My Skinny Sister. Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter.
My Skinny Sister is a first feature film of Swedish director Sanna Lenken. The film premiered in Berlinale 2015.
Into Film Festival - now in its fourth year, the Festival is a free celebration of film and education for children and young people. The programme features over 3,000 free cinema screenings and events across the UK, many linked to topical themes or subjects in the curriculum. The programme showcases everything from exclusive blockbuster previews to classic family films, to workshops and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. The 2016 Festival has over 450,000 5-19 year olds and educators booked in so far. It encourages young people, including many who may never otherwise visit the cinema, to learn and develop an interest in film, with the aim of engaging and informing a new generation of cinema-goers.
For mor information and bookings, please check here.