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Year of Production 2020

ECFA Award Winner

Life without Sara Amat

English title: Life without Sara Amat
Original title: vida sense la Sara Amat, La
German title: Life without Sara Amat
Spain, 2019

Director: Jou, Laura
Production company: Xarxa Audiovisual Local, Massa d'Or Produccions
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 74 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
A scorcher summer in Catalonia. Fourteen-year-old Sara disappears without a trace. Thirteen-year-old Pep, head over heels in love with Sara, is the last person to have seen her. While the whole village is engaged in the search, she decides to hide in his room. Not having much choice, Pep agrees to offer her shelter for the last summer days. By fulfilling Sara’s demands, the boy is put to test, which makes him grow up unexpectedly fast.

Comments:
Life without Sara captures the precise moment in time dividing the line between childhood from adolscence. The main caracters, Sara and Pep acts in a wonderful way. Sara with her powerful, strong and determined goals and dreams in life, and Pep with his longing and terrifying love for her, leads the story of discovery and going of the growth process, that will have significance for the rest of their lives. The casting is wonderful, the cinematography by Gris Jordana is stunning, sensual and close. All together is directes in a spectacular way by Laura Jou, in a film which silences, questions and misterys fill the vital process of the characters (and audience) meaningly. Its a poetic film that talks about life, looking for ourselves, although the first step is to run away or miss ourselves.
Verdict of the ECFA Jury at BUFF Malmö 2020

Marketing strategies:
Adaptation of a popular book by a Catalonian author, Pep Puig.

Festivals:
Cambridge IFF 2019, Ale Kino! Poznan 2019 (awarded), Giffoni CFF 2020, Zlin CFF 2020 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2020 (ECFA Award), Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2020

World sales address/es:
Xarxa (ES)

Sold to:
Alfa Pictures (ES)