6 Points About Emma returns to the FICLPGC as a tribute to Roberto Pérez Toledo


 The film will be shown tomorrow, Tuesday 26, in a single screening at 7 p.m.

 The screening will be attended by Oriola Pérez Toledo, Roberto’s sister, Kike Pérez, his cousin, and Ana Sánchez Gijón, producer of the film which obtained Canarias Cinema’s Best Feature Award in 2012

 Tickets to attend the screening cost 4,5 euros and are available at Cinesa El Muelle’s website, as well as through the link provided on lpafilmfestival.com

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Monday 25 April 2022.- 6 Points About Emma returns to the FICLPGC as a tribute to its author, Roberto Pérez Toledo, who passed away last January. In its 21st edition, the Film Festival will dedicate a special screening to the filmmaker that’ll be attended by her sister, Oriola Pérez Toledo, his cousin, Kike Pérez, and the producer of the film, Ana Sánchez Gijón. It will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 26, at 7 p.m. at Cinesa El Muelle Screen 7.

In this 82-minute piece, the filmmaker from Lanzarote tells Emma’s story, a blind girl who wants to become a mother and who soon discovers that blindness doesn’t lie in the eyes. Verónica Echegui leads the cast of the film, which also includes Álex García, Fernando Tielve, Nacho Aldeguer, Mariam Hernández, Antonio Velázquez and Paloma Soroa.

6 Points About Emma was Pérez Toledo’s first feature film. In it, he showed his special sensitivity towards stereotypes and stigmas related to disability or diversity. Thanks to this approach, it obtained Canarias Cinema’s Best Feature Film Award in 2012. It also won the Silver Biznagas for Best Actress and Best New Screenwriter at the Málaga Film Festival, and the Audience Award and the Best Debut Film at the Toulouse Festival, among others. In addition to this, it was selected for the 5th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.

The filmmaker from Lanzarote, a prolific short-film maker, appeared in festivals regularly, participated in collective films such as Al final todos mueren (2013), and was a pioneer that used all possible channels to get his works to the spectators, either through Youtube or other social networks. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, but one of the most significant is LesGaiCineMad’s Honorary Award, an important LGTBI festival that awarded the author for his contribution to the cinema that brings sexual diversity to the fore.

The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival, organized by the Culture area of the Gran-Canarian capital’s City Council through Promoción de la Ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has received public assistance by the ICAA [Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts] and the program for the internationalization of Spanish culture, PICE Visitantes, of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).

Among the Festival’s collaborators we may find Cinesa El Muelle, El Muelle Shopping Center, Hotel Cristina by Tigotan, the Elder Museum of Science and Technology or Casa África, places which also function as seats or hold activities; as well as other institutions and companies such as Audiovisuales Canarias, Music Library & SFX or the International Bach Festival. Likewise, its market, MECAS, has been possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Gran Canaria Film Commission-Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria and the support of Canary Islands Film and Proexca.

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Mid Atlantic University, the Audiovisual Cluster of the Canary Islands, CIMA Canarias, the Asociación Microclima Cineastas de Canarias [Association of Filmmakers of the Canary Islands ‘Microclima’] and Repeople are also collaborators of the Festival.

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