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Carmen Pedrero – Winds of Springtime #KVIFF56

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A cinematic letter of director Carmen Pedrero to her teen self of the past.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Carmen Pedrero, director of the film Winds of Springtime.

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Vientos de primavera, screening at the 56th Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Future Frames section is director’s Carmen Pedrero’s letter to her teen self back in the past. The young director confirms that She wanted to direct a personal story, about an experience she personally made in the past, in her teenage years. What about the condition of women in cinema? A change is going on, Pedrero hopes. 10 years ago it was very difficult to find women directors to relate with and look up to, now there are many examples. Among those, Carla Simon, who recently won the Berlinale with Alcarràs.

Winds of Springtime: Teenager Amelie is impatiently counting down to the end of the school year. The class is going on a trip to Tenerife, and Amelie can finally pack a pair of jeans – after many years, she can now throw off the orthopedic corset that has kept her from wearing this particular article of clothing. A poetic film about the dreams, desires, and disappointments that are an integral part of our journey towards adulthood.

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  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Carmen Pedrero
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Winds of Springtime
  • Festival section
    Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
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