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Mario Casas' descent into hell in 'Cross the Line' featured this Saturday in Sitges

Oriol Tarragó receives the Honorary Maria Award in Sitges for his dedication to sound design on a marathon activity day

The world premiere in Sitges of David Victori's Cross the Line, with a cast headed by Mario Casas, the stars of An Optical Illusion, award-winners Najwa Nimri, Manuel de Blas and Oriol Tarragó, the presentation of the Honorary Maria to Oriol, the presentation of the book Reina del grito (Scream Queen) by Desirée de Fez, the new releases from CineAsia and the + zombie night with Soy leyenda, Get the Hell Out and Yummy were the focus of an intense day.  Without the Zombie Walk but full of fantastic, thriller and horror films in all the Festival's theatres. Sitges 2020 continues to pave the way and make a strong commitment to the very best in fantastic genre.

Oriol Tarragó received the Honorary Maria Award for his contribution to fantastic genre. One of Spain's most prolific sound designers who has worked with directors such as Jaume Balagueró, Kike Maíllo, Denis Villeneuve, Daniel Monzón and Juan Antonio Bayona, and on films that are genre benchmarks like [Rec] (2007), The Impossible (2012), El Niño (2014), Enemy (2013) or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), today he spent an intense day in Sitges attending to media outlets and participating in the In conversation with master class as part of the Sitges Film Hub section, where he talked about his professional career. Tarragó, who participated in two of the 53rd edition's official films this year, the opening picture Malnazidos and A Perfect Enemy, answered questions at a press conference with the accredited media outlets, along with award winners Najwa Nimri and Manuel de Blas, before proceeding to the stage at the Auditori in the early afternoon to thank the Festival for the professional acknowledgement it has given him at this very special edition.

One of the important moments of the day was the very busy press conference of Cross the Line that was attended by its director, David Victori, its producer Carlos Fernández and its lead players Mario Casas and Milena Smit. The director, with a brilliant career in the field of short films that includes titles such as La culpa (2012) and Zero (2015), produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender, spoke about his new feature film Cross the Line, a thriller starring Mario Casas who brings to life a character that will find himself against the ropes. Regarding the film, Victori said that he wanted to make a very sensorial piece of work and to achieve this he gave the actors total freedom to be able to arrive at the truth. Mario Casas talked about his role and how this character changed him and guided him on his own personal journey: "In this film I totally slit myself open from top to bottom. I told the crew, 'do whatever you want to me' ".

Continuing with Spanish productions, today the Noves Visions section also presented the eagerly awaited new film by the unclassifiable Juan Cavestany An Optical Illusion, a comedy starring Carmen Machi and Pepón Nieto who play a couple from Burgos travelling to New York and who, once there, realize that they are in a different city.  And in the International Section, two much awaited debut feature films were also presented today: in the official in competition selection, The Owners, the debut of British Julius Berg who delves into the home invasion sub-genre with a harsh story starring Maisie Williams, the unforgettable Arya Stark. And in Noves Visions, the peculiar The Stylist, by filmmaker Jill Gevargizian, who brings her own experience as a hairdresser to the big screen, based on her multi-award winning short film of the same name. And in the Anima't section, this afternoon in the Prado Theater was the presentation of Hello World (Haro Warudo), the new feature film by Tomohiko Itô, the director who started out in anime as Mamoru Hosoda's assistant director and who now presents us with a story about virtual simulations of young Naomi's present and past self.

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