FEATURE FILM (2011)
In an alternate reality, created and managed by computers and very similar to the present world, everyone is happy... except for four individuals who decide to change their lives and be free.
Ushima-Next raises a critical reflection on hyper-consumerist and hyper-informed society. It follows in the footsteps of the Panic Cinema movement that was created by Fernando Arrabal, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Roland Topor in the 1970s. According to Arrabal, it is "the first post-panic genre film."
The feature film Ushima-Next was created in 2009 by the actor and director Joan Frank Charansonnet. It has the support and collaboration of Fernando Arrabal. The film was co-directed by Joan Frank Charansonnet and Jesús Manuel Montané. The screenplay is co-authored by Charansonnet and Israel Gutierrez, and it is a co-production of Set d’Acció (Roger Cortal and Yago Isasi) and Grupo Estudio. Among the more than 40 actors who collaborated in Ushima-Next, notable actors include Jordi Sibón, Carolina Rodés, Eva Perea, and Dani Amor, who co-star in the film. The premiere took place on October 15, 2011, at 3:30 PM, in the Noves Visions - Especials category of the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.