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The short film program of Lynne Ramsay was presented at the 16th FICM

By: Azul Ramírez @azulartx

The founder and director of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Daniela Michel, presented the short film program in honor of the filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, chair of the jury of the sixteenth edition of the festival.

Lynne Ramsay.

“You have to start somewhere,” the director told the young creators who attended the screening. “I love the short format, there are always mistakes, but with time they are fixed, you will see it.  You improve, as I did, to fully get into feature films,” she added.

The short films Small Deaths (1996), Kill the Day (1997), Gasman (1998) and Swimmer (2012) are part of the Lynne Ramsay retrospective FICM put together for this edition.

Lynne Ramsay y Daniela Michel.

Lynne Ramsay and Daniela Michel.

“Swimmer comes from my experience in feature films, in a way I don’t know if I can call it art cinema because of the format it has, I hope you see my vision in this short film because it’s very different from the previous ones, it’s inspirational and it does not have script,” said Ramsay.

The work of FICM’s programmer, Chloë Roddick, to recover these short films, was recognized by Daniela Michel and Lynne Ramsay. “I want to recognize the work putting the four short films you are about to see together,” said the Scottish director.

Lynne Ramsay’s filmography includes We need to talk about Kevin (2011) and You Were Never Really Here (2017).