Carte Blanche Raúl Mora: screening of Out of Sight by Steven Soderbergh





Carte Blanche Raúl Mora: screening of Out of Sight by Steven Soderbergh


On Saturday November 13, at Pavlos Zannas Theatre, the screening of the film Out of Sight by Steven Soderbergh took place, as part of the carte blanche given by the Thessaloniki Film Festival to Raúl Mora, editor of the super-hit Netflix series, La casa de papel. The screening was part of the "In the |Cut: The Editing and its Secrets" tribute, hosted by the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival.


"Good evening and thank you so much for being here with us. When I was asked to choose a movie, I wanted to pick a film offering pure entertainment," Raúl Mora explained to the audience. "This is a film made in 1998 by Steven Soderbergh, nominated for an Oscar. Anne Coates, the editor, is known for her work in the films Erin Brockovich and In the Line of Fire, so you can imagine she was a very experienced professional. What stands out in the editing of the film, apart from the many parallel scenes she handles in a very delicate way, is that even though she uses very classic tools of editing, she turns them into a very fresh, cheerful and modern outcome", he added.


"Also, this film transfers a lot of energy, resulting from the fact that everyone who worked in the film had a great time during the shooting. This is very important in cinema, having a good time while working. Another thing that struck me is that all stages of the filming process are of the same quality, showing that the people behind each stage did their best. I also noticed the way time was used to set up and construct characters, while it was very interesting to see the way sound was incorporated into the film. More precisely, in a scene, a hero perceives the presence of someone else only through sound, without using his eyes," added Raúl Mora. "For me, this is one of the most romantic scenes in cinema," the famous editor explained.


"A few days after I chose the film Out of Sight I realized that what I really wanted to propose was a Spanish film, The Contestant by Rodrigo Cortés. Finally, I want to say that I picked Out of Sight because it’s a thriller, a romance and a comedy, all combined in one film. The best choice for a Saturday night." he said, concluding the film's presentation.