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Libertad Unclassified 18+

Director: Clara Roquet
Country: Belgium, Spain (2021)
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

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Selected for Critics’ Week at Cannes, Spanish filmmaker Clara Roquet’s coming-of-age debut captures female desire and friendship on the lush coast of Catalonia.

Shy 15-year-old Nora arrives with her family at their holiday mansion on the sparkling shores of Costa Brava, in north-eastern Spain. Nora dreads the prospect of being stuck with her parents for another summer, but luckily, her ailing grandmother’s Colombian caretaker has brought along her rebellious 15-year-old daughter, Libertad. One, a sheltered rich kid; the other, a street-smart girl who knows just how to handle the local boys. Where will their newfound friendship lead them?

First-time feature filmmaker Roquet – a screenwriter on Jaime Rosales’ Petra and Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10,000 KM (MIFF 2014), and whom Variety named a talent to watch in 2016 – has made a vivacious debut with this exhilarating, vibrantly sun-kissed drama. Premiering as part of the prestigious Critics’ Week at Cannes, Libertad richly evokes adolescent sexual awakening and female camaraderie while training a keen eye on class and the rot of the wealthy.

“A story about class differences, the meaning of freedom and who grants it, Libertad marks the much-awaited feature debut of Clara Roquet.” – Variety

In Cinema

Sun 08 Aug 1:30 pm [23141]
Libertad (104 mins)
Lido Cinemas 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Sun 15 Aug 11:15 am [16501]
Libertad (104 mins)
Kino 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
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Key Cast
Carol Hurtado, Maria Morera, Nicolle Garcia, Nora Navas, Vicky Peña
Director
Clara Roquet
Producers
María Zamora, Sergi Moreno, Stefan Schmitz, Tono Folguera
Screenwriter
Clara Roquet
Cinematographer
Gris Jordana
Composer
Paul Tyan
Editor
Ana Pfaff
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Playtime

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