The San Sebastian Festival will join calls for approval of the abortion law in Argentina by filling itself with green scarves and screening the film La ola verde (Que sea ley) / Let It Be Law by Juan Solanas out of competition in its Horizontes Latinos section.
Repeating the event accompanying its presentation at the last Cannes Festival, the film teams present at the San Sebastian Festival are invited to add their support to this initiative headed by the members of the Festival executive and selection committee on Tuesday, September 24, at 15:15, when a photograph will be taken on the stairs of the Kursaal Auditorium.
In 2018, the Argentine Senate rejected the abortion law for the seventh time in the history of the country amid a controversy that divided the population. Juan Solanas directs this militant film giving a voice to the women who fight to have abortion decriminalized in Argentina and which was screened at the last Cannes Festival, where the so-called “green movement” inundated the red carpet.
LA OLA VERDE (QUE SEA LEY) / LET IT BE LAW
JUAN SOLANAS (ARGENTINA – URUGUAY – FRANCE)
Special Screenings. Not in competition
The Green Wave narrates the struggle for legal abortion in Argentina, through a journey of more than 5,000 kilometres, accompanied by the victims’ brave testimonies and the key female voices of those who played the lead part in this memorable voyage. Special screening at the Cannes Festival.