fresdevalfilms

FRESDEVAL FILMS is a company engaged in producing fictional cinematographic films and documentaries that are projects of high artistic quality, based on an original view of topics of social, human and cultural interest. Since it was founded in 2000, FRESDEVAL FILMS has carved out its own unique niche within the Spanish film industry, positioned as a young production company made up of filmmakers with new ideas, solid training, and proven experience and talent.

Highlights among its productions are: LAS HORAS DEL DÍA (THE HOURS OF THE DAY) by Jaime Rosales (FIPRESCI Award Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2003), UN INSTANTE EN LA VIDA AJENA by José Luis López-Linares (GOYA award for Best Documentary 2004), LA SOLEDAD (SOLITARY FRAGMENTS) by Jaime Rosales (GOYA Award for Best Film 2008), TIRO EN LA CABEZA (BULLET IN THE HEAD) by Jaime Rosales (FIPRESCI Award from International Critics at the San Sebastian International Film Festival) and SUEÑO Y SILENCIO (THE DREAM AND THE SILENCE) (Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2012) and HERMOSA JUVENTUD (BEAUTIFUL YOUTH) (Special Mention Ecumenical Jury Cannes 2014)

 

Jaime Rosales

director and script-writer

Barcelona, 1970

After receiving a degree in Business Economics from ESADE, his devotion to film was fostered when he won a scholarship in 1996 to study film at the prestigious International Film and Television School in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in Havana and then at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney. Since 2000 he has developed all his projects as a director with his production company Fresdeval Films. His films are about our inability to communicate with each other, the complexity of the family universe and violence that bursts unexpectedly into everyday life. A tireless explorer of the possibilities audiovisual media may offer, Jaime Rosales’ films reflect their director’s great interest in finding new expressive forms far from the habitual conventions of cinematographic language.

He has given courses, talks and lectures at numerous universities, film schools and art centers. Of special note among his collaborations and participations are the following: the Prado Museum, Caixa Forum, the Picasso Foundation in Málaga, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Georges Pompidou Center, the Artium Vitoria Museum, CCCB in Barcelona, the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad of Barcelona, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, ECAM, EICTV, ESADE, New York University, Université de Lyon, and IBAFF.

 

filmography

FEATURE LENGHT

THE HOURS OF THE DAY
Cannes Festival 2003. Directors’ Fortnight
FIPRESCI International Critics’ Award

SOLITARY FRAGMENTS
Cannes Festival 2007. Un Certain Regard
Winner, Goya Award for Best Film, Best Director, Best New Actor

BULLET IN THE HEAD
San Sebastián Film Festival 2008. In Competition
FIPRESCI International Critics’ Award

THE DREAM AND THE SILENCE
Cannes Festival 2012. Directors’ Fortnight

BEAUTIFUL YOUTH
Cannes Festival 2014. Un Certain Regard

 



SHORT FILMS

La pecera (8’ / 35mm) (1999)
(Prize)
Festivales de Kiev (Ucrania)
Figueira da Foz (Portugal)

Yo tuve un cerdo llamado rubiel (11’ / 35mm) (1998)
(Prize)
Festivales de Huesca (España)
La Habana (Cuba)
Santa Fe (Argentina)

Episodio (11’ / 35mm) (1998)
(Prize)
Muestra audiovisual de Cuba

Virginia no dice mentiras (13’ / Betacam) (1997)
(Prize)
Festivales de Paza (Cuba)
Camagüey (Cuba)

 

filmography

AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:

Hermosa juventud (Beautiful Youth) by Jaime Rosales. Fresdeval Films-Wanda Vision-Le Production Balthazar (2014)

AS LINE PRODUCER:

Hermosa juventud (Beautiful Youth) by Jaime Rosales. Fresdeval Films-Wanda Vision-Le Production Balthazar (2014)

Caníbal (Cannibal) by Manuel Martín Cuenca. Coproduction Spain-Romania-Russia-France
La Loma Blanca - Mod Producciones - CTB Film Company - Libra Film - Luminor (2013)

Sueño y silencio (The Dream And The Silence) by Jaime Rosales. Fresdeval Films-Wanda Vision-Le Production Balthazar (2012)

Tiro en La Cabeza (Bullet In The Head) by Jaime Rosales. Fresdeval Films-Wanda Vision (2008)

El Árbol (The Tree), by Carlos Serrano Azcona. Estar Ahí Cinema-Mantarraya-Fresdeval Films (2007)

As Production Coordinator:

La Soledad (Solitary Fragments), by Jaime Rosales. Fresdeval Films-Wanda Vision-In Vitro Film

La Línea Recta, by José Mª de Orbe. Fresdeval Films-In Vitro Films

As Postproduction Coordinator:

Cargo, by Clive Gordon (2006).Morena Films

Fin de Curso, by Miguel Marti (2006).Morena Films

SHORT-FEATURE FILMS

As Production Student in the EICTV:
El Espino, by Théo Court. EICTV, 2005. 35mm, colour, 18 min; produced and shoot in Talca, Chile.
Best Short-feature film nomination by the Cinefoundation of the Cannes Festival 2005.
Ritos, by Víctor Mares. EICTV, 2004. Doc. Video, B/N, 26 min.