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Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Direction: Elia Urquiza
Screenplay: Elia Urquiza
Photograph: Tim Balcomb

Sinopsis

They come to Los Angeles everyday, happily skipping, on their mothers’ arms (almost always), rehearsing their lines in the supermarket. They are seven- to seventeen-year-olds hailing from Mid West towns where nothing usually happens. Like everybody else, they want to get their piece of the cake, the sweet and spongy American dream. Sometimes pushing, sometimes reluctantly, their parents go after them, go to auditions, agents’ offices, film sets, and academies. They live in motel rooms or temporary apartments. Next explores the life of girls who want to be Hollywood stars.


Bio

Elia Urquiza (Pamplona, 1979). Elia made her first documentary, De Carmen a Carmen, within her Master’s Programme in Creative Documentary Film at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Since then, she has written, shot, and edited many films, often at the crossroads of documentary and fiction. In 2005, she took part in the group documentary project Entre el dictador y yo. In 2006, she paid tribute to two of her favourite directors, Victor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami, in Historia de un niño, shown in their exhibition at Barcelona’s Centre de Cultura Contemporània (CCCB). Granted a scholarship from Fundación “la Caixa” in 2007, she entered the Film Directing Programme at CalArts, the California Institute of the Arts, where she was able to tap into fiction film. In 2010, she got a grant from  Navarra’s Government to complete here graduate studies in Los Angeles, under the tutorship of Monte Hellman.
PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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