10/20/2018.- The traditional parade of stars along the green carpet which opens the Valladolid International Film Festival, Seminci, has welcomed a new edition of the independent film festival with the appearance of public figures including Matt Dillon, Bárbara Lennie, Carlos Saura and Jose Coronado.
Once again, Valladolid has become the capital of cinema with numerous directors, actors, producers and pundits attending the Calderón Theatre and parading down the green carpet. The parade, which takes place prior to the Opening Gala, provided an elegant setting for the launch of the festival.
Accompanied by music from the group Fados Á Capella and before an impatient public, the first to appear on the carpet were the hosts of the festival: the mayor of Valladolid, Óscar Puente; the councillor for Culture and Tourism, Ana Redondo; and the director of Seminci, Javier Angulo. The presenters of the gala were: Eva Hache, wearing a mermaid-style dress in black and white by Natalia Esgueva; and Eva Marciel, wearing a green dress by Natacha Arranz, demonstrating the festival’s firm commitment to promoting fashion designers from Valladolid, who dressed many of the participants.
For more than an hour, the green carpet – the corporate colour of Unicaja Banco – hosted filmmakers and celebrities such as director Miguel Gomes, president of the International Jury; actress Bárbara Goenaga; director Ramón Salazar; model Estefanía Luyk, who looked stunning in a gold dress by Irene de la Cuesta and jewellery by Kiko Contreras; director Isabel de Ocampo, wearing a purple lace dress by Sandra Postigo; director Montxo Armendáriz; producer Esther García; director Mabel Lozano; and actress Carolina Yuste.
In the middle of the parade, one of the most prominent figures of the festival appeared: the patron of the 63rd edition, Bárbara Lennie, who walked down the green carpet to flashing cameras and an eager public, who filled the areas surrounding the Calderón Theatre. The succession of stars continued with actors Miki Esparbé, Álvaro Cervantes, Álvaro Rico and director Carlos Saura, accompanied by his daughter, who was received with warm applause.
The team behind Seminci’s inaugural film, Tu Hijo, then appeared along with director Miguel Ángel Vivas, followed by the cast: Pol Monen, Ana Wagener (wearing Kiko Contreras jewellery), Asia Ortega, Ester Expósito, Sergio Castellanos and Jose Coronado, who received a warm welcome. They were accompanied by film producers Enrique López Lavigne and Olmo Figueredo, along with co-writer Alberto Marini.
Five minutes after seven, international star Matt Dillon appeared, smiling broadly and accompanied by Spanish actress, scriptwriter and director María de Kannon Clé, wearing a dress by Beba’s Closet. The actor grabbed all the attention, as cameras flashed and the public welcomed him enthusiastically, returning their friendly gestures during what was his first ever visit to the city to collect the Honorary Spike.