Macarena García, Nacho Sánchez, Ingrid García-Jonsson, Mireia Oriol, Luka Peros, Lucía Juárez, Celso Bugallo
Pedro Collantes con with Daniel Remón
El arte de volver
Noemí is a young actress who returns home after six years in New York to attend an audition that could change her career. During the first twenty-four hours back in Madrid, Noemí has a series of encounters and farewells that will teach her how to cherish the seasons of life. Her grandfather, bedridden in a residence, encourages her to persevere in her determination to succeed in the world of acting while recalling memories from his best years. At home, her younger sister gives her a cold reception. Time and distance have made a dent. The complicity they once had has become a mixture of feelings that neither of them knows how to handle. With Carlos, an old friend, things are different. They laugh together as they stroll through a pine forest. They both missed each other. There is also Ana, an artist friend who is hosting a vernissage that Noemí visits with a mix of wonder and dread. And finally Radu, a random driver of Romanian origin with which Noemí has more in common than it might seem. These meetings, although brief, lead Noemí to rethink her past, her future and her place in the world.
In El arte de volver I would like to encapsulate a feeling. The feeling of a common ground steadily eroding when returning home after a period abroad. By creating a juxtaposition of encounters that accumulate in Noemí’s body and soul, my intention is to capture the unconscious fragmenting of personal relationships with its mix of both emotional and lighthearted, humorous moments. I’m interested in contrasting those moments of disintegration that are the result of small decisions, with the perspective of Noemí’s grandfather: an understanding friend who is sagely approaching death.
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