18th Sevilla European Film Festival
Spain, November 5 - November 13 2021Festival homepage
Our jury (present in Seville) followed the “Revoluciones Permanentes (Endless Revolutions) section. This competition is composed by some of the most remarkable European works of the year, and devoted to feature films by truly independent filmmakers of the European scene, whose works have an audacious, risky, and innovative spirit.
The winning film was awarded with the following motivation: “French director Nicolas Peduzzi, who has previously captivated audiences with his particular view of the United States and its people in “Southern Belle”, now takes us to Houston, Texas, which is under the threat of a hurricane. An ultra-conservative battlefield, inhabited by a very peculiar wildlife whose intersecting lives Peduzzi captures in a hypnotic and apocalyptic film that moves to the rhythm of music, from rap to folk. Among them are the rapper OMB Bloodbath, an expansionist who hides behind the death of a close friend, and William, from a wealthy background who has fallen into the streets because of his fondness for drugs. This film premiered at Cannes and was awarded at FIDMarseille.”