PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

What Went Wrong?

Local title
Mis läks valesti?
Title in Russian
Что пошло не так?
Original title
¿Qué hicimos mal?
Director
Liliana Torres
Country
Spain, Mexico
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Official Selection
Genre
comedy, drama
Subject
soul-searching, relationships

Pushing 40 in a cycle of failed relationships, Lili tracks down former lovers to ask, “What went wrong?” Wouldn’t that be enough already for a beautiful film that cannot but interest the whole world (searching for love)?

Here is the twist, that turns this film into a cinematic gem of autofiction (a genre thriving in catalan filmmaking right now!). Lili is Liliana Torres - writer and director of the film - who puts herself in front of the camera, reflecting on her own life on an wonderfully intimate level, thereby blending reality and fiction - and truly inspiring any viewer to ask themselves the titular question in an unusually intense way.

Former love affairs are mostly played by actors, but the effect is one of total openness, transparency, reflection. Torres thereby inverts the method of her debut Family Tour (2013, World Premiere in San Sebastian) in which her real family starred, while Lily herself was played by an actor.

Today people question romantic relationships a lot more than they did in the past - and rightfully so. We can only improve our relationships if we dare to question ourselves. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Liliana Torres
Screenwriter
Liliana Torres
Cast
Liliana Torres, Xúlio Abonjo, Luis Vázquez, Massimiliano Davoli, Kilian Quincoces
Producer
Daniel Froiz, María Zamora, Carla Sospedra
DoP
Lucía Catoria Pan
Editor
Liana Artigal Tubau
Music
Patricia Cadaveira, Marcel Pascual, Ramón Prats
Production
Matriuska Producciones, Avalon, Miss Wasabi Films, D-Raíz Producciones
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English, Estonian
Director
Liliana Torres

Liliana Torres (snd 1980) on lõpetanud filmirežii eriala (ESCAC). Varsti pärast kooli lõpetamist pälvis ta stipendiumi dokumentaalfilmidele spetsialiseerumiseks Mehhikos, kus viibis seitse produktiivset aastat ja tegutses nii stsenaristi, monteerija, produtsendi kui ka režissöörina. 2012 pöördus tagasi kodumaale ja tegi oma esimese täispika mängufilmi „Family Tour“, dramöödia žanris intiimse filmi omaenda perekonnaliikmetest, kes mängisid filmis iseendid. Film esilinastus San Sebastiani filmifestivalil 2013. 2019 tegi Torres koos Sofia Escudéga dokumentaalfilmi „Hayati“. PÖFFil esilinastuv „Mis läks valesti“ on tema teine täispikk mängufilm.

Family Tour (2013), ¿Qué hicimos mal? (What Went Wrong?, 2021)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening080101 / Mis läks valesti?
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsLiliana Torres - Director, Actress, Daniel Froiz - Producer, Carla Sospedra - Producer
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center
Screening092101 / Mis läks valesti?
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening101501 / Mis läks valesti?
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer