The 63rd edition of the Berlinale film festival wraps up its fourth day on Sunday with the bitter aftertaste of the European crisis as depicted by Spanish director Isabel Coixet in "Ayer no termina nunca" (Yesterday Never Ends), a romance about a couple who meets again years after having lost "each other" and "themselves."
The film, which is debuting internationally outside the competition in the Special Panorama section, takes place in the Igualada Cemetery near Barcelona, designed by architects Eric Miralles and Carme Pinos, which Coixet explained at a press conference "is like a bus station between life and death."
"It's a story of love about a couple who loved one another a lot and that moment at which they see each other, where their paths cross in life, is a defining moment and (it) overcomes even the (shared) tragedy they have experienced," the filmmaker told Efe.
The film takes place in the not-too-distant future of 2017 because, Coixet said, "that small jump into the future" allows "a certain distance for measuring the consequences," which are devastating in the film, of what is currently going on in Spain.
"I would love to be wrong. I'd love for the things that appear in the film not to happen, for everything to really come out well, for that moral regeneration to occur, but as things are now I don't see that it's going to happen," she said. EFE