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A young man jogs before going to work. One day, during the 4 km jog, his monotonous life astonishingly changes and curious things start happening. ... Read more
“The seven films present a rich, vivid and pointedly non-stereotypical view of the energetic and diverse culture of the Cuban capital.” - The List ... Seven directors - Julio Medem (Earth, MIFF 98), Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, MIFF 10), Laurent Cantet (Heading South, MIFF 06), Pablo Trapero ... Read more
The Man With No Name and seemingly no past, a laconic gringo and quintessential anti-hero who kills for profit, rides into an impover­ished town that is being torn apart by a power struggle for land between two competing fami­lies. The gunslinging drifter offers his profession­al ... Read more
Ae Fond Kiss UK/Spain/Germany/ItalyMaster of contemporary social-realism cinema Ken Loach makes a return to MIFF with the final film in his acclaimed Glasgow trilogy, which includes My Name is Joe (MIFF 1999) and Sweet Sixteen. Peering into the world of interracial romance and ethnic intolerance ... Read more
Having left Franco's Spain many years prior Elias, now returns to meet what remains of his family and to confront the present day reality of his long guarded and cherished memories. Correspondence with his grandson, Eneko, a dancer, has nurtured the nostalgia he carries for the place of his ... Read more
Skipping through her snow-covered town, Alma spots a familiar looking doll in a window. Foolishly, she decides to enter… ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Rodrigo Blaas P Cecile Hokes L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... Read more
Winner of the Berlin Film Festival audience award last year, Alone is a gritty story about a mother and daughter, their relationship and its compelling consequences. This remarkable new film is the notable debut of Andalusian filmmaker, Benito Zambrano. Maria has lived away from her parents for a ... Read more
Spain's first ever stop-motion feature is a haunting journey into Gothic folklore. ... Convict Ramón escapes from prison and heads towards a remote village in search of loot that was hidden years earlier. Disguising himself as a pilgrim, he is welcomed into the village. But when discovers ... Read more
"Between staged scenes of town folk caught in an existential torpor worthy of Pessoa, and strikingly lucid observational takes of the natural world and its attendant labour, with the constant persistence of a potentially vanishing landscape, Arraianos establishes a world at once mystic and ... Read more
Gallic mischief-makers Asterix and Obelix once again take on the entire Roman Empire in their third live-action adventure. ... With the Olympic Games approaching, Brutus has hatched a plot to overthrow Julius Caesar, dominate the games and win the heart of beautiful Greek princess Irina. But Brutus ... Read more
At 4.50 pm robots will attack Earth. Only one place will be safe - Pedro knows where, he just doesn't know when. ... --- D/S Chema García Ibarra P Chema García Ibarra, Leonor Díaz WS Chema García Ibarra L Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
La Tin Tula is the Spanish cinema's homage to Miguel de Unamuno, one of Spain's greatest writers, on the centenary of his birth. The novel from which the film was adapted, delineates a well-known Span­ish character: the spinster who keeps the family together, brings up the nephews, and - her ... Read more
Cool psychological drama. Power sways between a disabled husband and his carer wife. Tension builds when his plan unfolds.---D/S Luis Quilez P Joan Ginard, Jordi Herreros WS Just Films L Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2005/15mins ... Read more
As a child Migue ran away from a family home ravaged by poverty. As a teenager he finds a new home and family; living on the rooftops of Barcelona with his girlfriend Mara and an illegal immigrant Ahmed. Petty theft and pickpocketing sustain their existence, until Migue steals from the wrong man ... Read more
Javi, Manu and Rai live in a none too salubrious part of Madrid. Their barrio (neighbourhood) is principally comprised of rundown, low-income housing and conse­quently the boys, in their mid-teens, spend more time hanging around the local tip than they do with their fam­ilies. Boredom, the ... Read more
Basque Ball, Skin Against Stone (La Pelota Vasca, la Piel Contra la Piedra) Spain 'This film aims to be an invitation to discussion. This film has been conceived with respect towards all opinions. This film is independent. It is due entirely to personal initiative. This film declares its solidarity ... Read more
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"Theatre of the absurd." - filmmaker Albert Serra ... With his debut feature Honor de Cavalleria (MIFF 07) - an experimental reworking of the Don Quixote story - Albert Serra proved himself a filmmaker treading an unconventional path. With Birdsong, shot in otherworldly black & white, he again ... Read more
"A love letter to 1920s European silent film, liberally mixing humor and melodrama." - Hollywood Reporter ... The Brothers Grimm get a sumptuous reinvention in Blancanieves, the new silent, black-and-white offering from writer-director Pablo Berger, which won the Goya Award for Best Picture. ... Read more
Carlos Saura is best known for his intense dramas. His decision to film a ballet was very much based on the desire to ensure that there remains a record of this astonishing and very Spanish work — a dance version of a Garcia Lorca play, choreographed by Antonio Gades. ... "The combination of ... Read more
Bombon - El Perro is a story about fate and friendship, and a magnificent white Argentinean mastiff named Bombon. The amiable Juan Villegas has lost his job at a remote Patagonian service station. At his age, finding a new job seems unlikely and odd jobs aren't going to sustain him for long. When ... Read more
"The locale may have changed but the commitment to challenging social drama remains unwavering in Ken Loach's (My Name is Joe, MIFF 1999) first North American venture. Set in Los Angeles - and inspired by the continuing 'Justice For Janitors' union struggles - the latest collaboration between Loach ... Read more
The sultry, hip swiveling rhythms that Latin jazz proclaims is brought to the screen by Spanish film director Fernando Trueba in Calle 54. This is an ode to Latin jazz and what better way to capture the genre than allowing the musicians to speak for themselves. Simple sets and beautifully lit ... Read more
In Calle Mayor, Bardem continues the austere. intellectualised approach to his material which he established in Death of a Cyclist. Kosma's unusual score, the formal camera movement and sharply drawn characters contribute to the reasoning and tragic impact of the film &ndash: contrived as an attack ... Read more
“Satisfyingly intense… keeps the viewer tightly handcuffed.” - Variety ... A gritty, edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with powerhouse performances and calculated twists, this multi-award-winning film from filmmaker Daniel Monzón (The Kovak Box) locks you behind its four walls and ... Read more
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