AKELARRE, le film de Pablo Agüero nommé aux Goya

The feature film by Argentinian Pablo Agüero is the second film with most nominations at the Spanish cinema’s ceremony!

“Akelarre” by Pablo Agüero, co-written with Katell Guillou, is part of the 14 films selected to take part to the 35th edition of the Premios Goya, after having its world premiere in September 2020 at San Sebastian International Festival.

“Akelarre” will compete for Best Original Music, Best Actress, Best Production, Best Photography, Best Artistic Direction, Best Costumes, Best Makeup & Hairstyle, Best Sound and Best Special Effects! The ceremony will be held on March 6, 2021.

This feature film, inspired by an authentic witchcraft affair that took place in the 17th century, is a Spanish-French-Argentinean co-production gathering Sorgin Films, Tita B, Campo Cine and La Fidèle Production. It will be distributed in France by Sophie Dulac Distribution.

“Akelarre” was developed as part of the Annual Selection & the Cross Channel Film Lab, and was one of the Talents of LA SÉLECTION, an annual event co-created by Le Groupe Ouest & the Gan Foundation for Cinema.

PITCH
Basque Country, 1609. The men of the region are at sea. Ana, 17, takes part for the first time in a party in the woods, at night, with others village girls. At dawn, they are arrested. Judge Rosteguy given the task of purifying the region by the King, arrests the women and accuses them of witchcraft. Sure, that he has found his greatest affair here, he decides to do what it takes to make them confess what they know about the Akelarre, a ceremony with magical connotations during which the Devil is said to initiate his servants and mate with them. Savage and cunning, Ana will at first resist the judge before gradually getting into his game…