17.02.2016 - Michel Franco, Gabriel Ripstein, moderated by Paz Lázaro
We all love a good behind-the-scenes filmmaking “bromance”, especially when the collaborating friends complement each other as perfectly as Gabriel and Michel. Representatives of the hot new generation of Mexican cinema, they collaborate on each other’s films, swapping the hats of producer and director. Ripstein’s 600 Miles, which won the First Feature Award at last year’s Berlinale, was produced by Franco, and Franco’s Chronic, which competed for the Palme d’Or and won the award for Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2015, was produced by Ripstein. Focusing on the multifaceted nature of their professional relations, the duo discusses collaborative working in good times and in bad.
Programme manager at Berlinale Panorama and member of the selection committee for Berlinale Competition. She is part of the board of the European Film Academy, a member of the Spanish Film Commission, and has curated other commissioned programmes like the Spanish Film Club Programme in New York. Previously she has been engaged in film production with feature films such as NÓMADAS (2000), THE WITCH AFFAIR (2002), SOBRE EL ARCOR ISIS (2003), and the documentary FALLEN ANGEL: GRAM PARSONS (2004).