Cienfuegos ousted at Gijon – ‘Sundance of Spain’ under threat, por John Hopewell

In reality, however, Cienfuegos spread fest’s net much wider, screening experimental and radical films to crossover arthouse fare. In 2011, Valerie Donzelli’s Declaration of War, Argentine Santiago Mitre’s The Student and Swede Ruben Ostlund’s Play topped its 49th edition.

It is precisely this cosmopolitan, upscale focus that, though applauded by critics and industryites in Spain, appears to have grated with the municipal authorities, controlled for the last nine months by the right-wing Foro Asturias political party, which announced Cienfuegos’ ouster Wednesday.

Artículo completo de John Hopewell en Variety.

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