A sad reality of the film industry, whether in Spain or in any country, is that many times we find films that go unnoticed. Albert Serra suffered this situation in his flesh in 2022 with Pacificction.
The director premiered the film, a French, German, Spanish and Portuguese co-production, in various competitions throughout 2022, and it has been considered the best film by media such as Cinema Notebooks.
Albert Serra saw how Pacificion went down well in Cannes or the Gaudí Awards, but it did not quite fit in with the Goya selection.
Currently, the director works in Afternoons of Solitudea documentary about bullfighting that began filming last summer and which, at the time of writing these lines, continues in traditional bullfighting venues such as Seville.
Albert Serra will test himself filming in English
As reported by Variety, one of Albert Serra’s future plans includes directing his first feature film in English, although there are not many details about it.
Serra would join Spanish directors who have made the leap to Shakespeare’s language as Jaume Collet-Serrawho has films like Jungle Cruise or Black Adam to his credit.
Afternoons of Solitude will approach the world of bullfighting from the bullfighter’s perspective. Albert Serra affirms that he has no intention of delving into the social debate that exists around bullfighting and whether or not it should continue to exist.
“The film is about the spiritual pain of the bullfighter. Of course we know about the suffering of animals, but the humans involved suffer too. We focus more on that than on the social debate about the practice.”
We will have to see the final focus of Albert Serra’s documentary on bullfighting and if the director from Banyoles finds a new market niche in the English-speaking public.
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