The three films competing in this section are Napadid Shodan (Disappearance), by Ali Asgari of Iran, Arpón (Harpoon), by Venezuelan Tom Espinoza; and Jia Nian Hua (Angels Wear White), by Vivian Qu of China
06.10.2017.- The 62nd Valladolid International Film Week Meeting Point section has added three new films to the 14 already announced in the program. This competitive section dedicated to the first and second films of international directors will screen Napadid Shodan, the second feature by Iranian director Ali Asgari, which tells the story of a young couple on a cold winter night in Tehran. They are faced with a serious problem and only have a few hours to find a solution, and they go from hospital to hospital seeking help, but none admit the young woman to provide the desperately needed medical care. While they strive to solve their problem, the couple must hide what is happening from their parents.
From Argentina comes Arpón, by Venezuelan director Tom Espinoza, in which Mr. Arguello, a school director, must take care of Cata, a 14-year-old student who was injured in an accident at the lake, while they wait for her parents to arrive. While they wait the most important story of their lives will unfold. Born in Venezuela, Tom Espinoza obtained his degree in audiovisual social communication in 1984, then traveled to Argentina to study cinema. He currently works as a television producer. Arpón is his first feature film.
Finally, Jia Nian Hua will be screened in Valladolid after participating in the official sections of festivals in Venice, Toronto and London. It is the second feature film by screenwriter and producer Vivian Qu, a key figure in Chinese auteur cinema. Her behind-the-scenes debut, Trap Street (2013), premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival, and screened at more than 50 festivals around the world. Jia Nian Hua is about two schoolgirls who are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who works at the front desk, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing.