Dutch feature film Last Days of Spring (original title: La Última Primavera and Spanish spoken) is selected for the upcoming edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Last Days of Spring, Isabel Lamberti’s debut feature, will world premiere in the New Directors competition for first and second features and will vie for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award and the TCM Youth Award.
Last Days of Spring is produced by Steven Rubinstein Malamud and Marc Bary for IJswater Films, and co-produced by Tourmalet Films (Spain). International sales are handled by Loco Films.
In June the selection of Last Days of Spring for the prestigious Cannes ACID 2020 programme was announced (theatrical screenings will follow in the end of September in Paris). Previously the Spanish-language film was part of BoostNL 2017, the joint programme for films in development of the co-production markets CineMart (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and Holland Film Meeting (Netherlands Film Festival). The film plan was previously presented at the TorinoFilmLab pitching event and as a work-in-progress at the Agora Film Market at the Thessaloniki IFF in 2019.
Last Days of Spring / La Última Primavera is about the inhabitants of a shanty town near Madrid, who are forced to leave their self-build homes because the land they live on is sold. While this process slowly unfolds, the different members of the Spanish family Gabarre Mendoza struggle each in their own way, with their lives in transition.
Isabel Lamberti (1987) grew up in Spain and the Netherlands. She studied at TISCH School of the Arts in New York and at the Netherlands Film Academy. Her short films Volando Voy (graduation film, 2015), Amor (2017) and Father (2019) were selected and awarded at international film festivals such as Locarno, San Sebastian, IDFA, Camerimage.