Recognized by the Museum of Modern Art as a “rarity among the young generation of Filipino filmmakers for her muted, serene aesthetic,” Isabel Sandoval has premiered her films at major festivals like Venice, Locarno, London, and Busan. Cahiers du cinéma profiled her in April 2020 upon the French release of Lingua Franca, which was then acquired in North America by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY and premiered on Netflix. She is currently in development on her fourth feature, Tropical Gothic, a sixteenth-century colonial drama with surreal elements that riffs on Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
Curated film: Solar Noise
Directed by Pablo Hernando
A collection of stories about people who saw a glimpse of the future after an inexplicable cosmic event.
Director of Solar Noise
Pablo Hernando is a filmmaker from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. He has written and directed several short films and music videos selected and awarded at various international festivals. In 2015 he wrote and directed the feature film Berserker, which premiered at the Seville European Film Festival, where it won The New Waves Special Award. It was subsequently selected for the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
In 2016, he co-wrote and co-directed Esa sensación along with Juan Cavestany and Julián Génisson. It premiered at the Rotterdam Festival, was selected at BAFICI and won the Movistar+ Award at the Málaga Film Festival. That same year the Gijón Film Festival programmed a retrospective to his whole career.
He’s currently working on his next feature film, Una ballena, which will begin shooting in early 2022.
Curated film: TBA