Mexican-Scottish co-production ‘Contrapelo’ directed by Gareth Dunnet Alcocer which we screened at last year’s ESFF was Oscar-qualifying and is up for Best Short at this year’s Oscar nominations on Jan 14th! It’s very well-deserved and the film was a firm favourite with the selection committee so we’re naturally delighted they made it to the nomination stage and that Gareth, Pin-Chun and Molo crossed the Atlantic to visit the Festival and share the story behind the movie, a taut, expressive thriller with shades of Scorsese!

We’re all keeping our fingers crossed for Gareth and the team and in the meantime here’s Gareth along with his producers Pin-Chun Liu and Molo Alcocer being interviewed at the ESFF by our very own Carys Evans!

Thanks to the indefatigable Neal MacNamara for filming it and the clip queen, Alexia Frasquet for the editing!