dir. Isabel Coixet / Spain / 2022 / 93’ / Polish premiere
The Yellow Ceiling
Kinoteka, plac Defilad 1, Warszawa, Polska
Director(s): Isabel Coixet
Cinematography: Nadia S. Zafra
Editing: Mariona Solé Altimira (AMMAC)
Sound: Nora Haddad, Anna Rajadell
Music: Chop Suey
Producer(s): Isabel Coixet, Carla Sospedra
Production: Miss Wasabi Films
World sales: The Open Reel International Sales
Language(s): Catalan, Spanish
“The Yellow Ceiling” explains and denounces the Case of the Lleida Theater Classroom through its protagonists. In 2018, a group of nine women filed a complaint against two of their teachers for sexual abuse that occurred between 2001 and 2008, when they were teenagers. It was too late. Out of fear, out of shame, because it took them a long time to understand and digest what had happened, the complaint came when the case had already been prescribed and was filed.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
San Sebastian International Film Festival, IDFA, Hot Docs, São Paulo International Film Festival, Cinehorizontes Marseille, Pune International Film Festival, One World Documentary and Human Rights Film Festival Bucharest, Montevideo Uruguay International Film Festival, Istanbul International Film Festival
Isabel Coixet (born in 1960) is a Catalan film director. She is one of the most recognized film directors of contemporary Spain, having directed twelve feature-length fiction films since the beginning of her film career in 1989, in addition to documentary films, shorts, and commercials. Her international success came in 2003 with the intimate drama “My Life Without Me”, based on a short story by Nancy Kincaid. Two years later she directed “The Secret Life of Word”, which was awarded with four Goyas: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production and Best Screenplay. In 2005, Coixet joined 18 international filmmakers, including Gus Van Sant, Walter Salles, and Joel and Ethan Coen, for the innovative collective project “Paris, je t’aime”. In 2000 she founded her own production company, Miss Wasabi Films.