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1978. 26th Edition
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¡Alambrista! / The Illegal
Robert M. Young
USA 
Roberto Ramírez is one of the many young Mexicans who cross the border illegally to find work in the USA. After numerous avatars he is arrested and deported. Again he crosses the border, and in one of his works he finds his father. But it's too late for them to recognize each other.

Roberto Ramírez is one of the many young Mexicans who cross the border illegally to find work in the USA. After numerous avatars he is arrested and deported. Again he crosses the border, and in one of his works he finds his father. But it's too late for them to recognize each other.

A Wedding
Robert Altman
USA 
The film describes the problems that arise during a wedding day whose complexity, given the large number of family members involved, gives rise to very varied situations in which joyful, dramatic, illusive, desperate, surprising moments, etc. are mixed.

The film describes the problems that arise during a wedding day whose complexity, given the large number of family members involved, gives rise to very varied situations in which joyful, dramatic, illusive, desperate, surprising moments, etc. are mixed.

Al servicio de la mujer española / At the Service of Spanish Womanhood
Jaime de Armiñán
Spain 
Not in competition
Irene Galdós runs a sentimental and beauty clinic in a provincial city and lives with her sister María Rosa, who is the true inspiration of the program. Julio Hernández, a rich canner of the region is a man traumatized by the abandonment of his mother when he was a child as well as by a wrong education. Julio is obsessed with Irene's program, in which he concentrates all...

Irene Galdós runs a sentimental and beauty clinic in a provincial city and lives with her sister María Rosa, who is the true inspiration of the program. Julio Hernández, a rich canner of the region is a man traumatized by the abandonment of his mother when he was a child as well as by a wrong education. Julio is obsessed with Irene's program, in which he concentrates all his hatred, to the point that he decides to destroy the program and its author.

Argeles
José Antonio Zorrilla
Spain 
Au soir des chasses
J. Alcalde Garayoa
France 
Blood Relatives
Claude Chabrol
Canada 
Two teenagers are assaulted in a deserted street by a man, knife in hand. One escapes and the other is killed by the aggressor. Detective Carella takes care of the case. He is a very competent policeman, but he has a twelve-year-old daughter, whom he unconsciously identifies with the murdered girl. The search for the criminal becomes an obsession.

Two teenagers are assaulted in a deserted street by a man, knife in hand. One escapes and the other is killed by the aggressor. Detective Carella takes care of the case. He is a very competent policeman, but he has a twelve-year-old daughter, whom he unconsciously identifies with the murdered girl. The search for the criminal becomes an obsession.

Con flores a María
Manuel García de la Vega
Spain 
Convoy
Sam Peckinpah
USA 
Not in competition
The world of American truckers and their confrontations with the representatives of the law. One of these confrontations begins to take considerable proportions. A caravan of trucks headed "Rubber Duck" is moving towards the interstate border, but on a bridge there are battle tanks among other huge National Guard, Army and Police forces. The confrontation is inevitable.

The world of American truckers and their confrontations with the representatives of the law. One of these confrontations begins to take considerable proportions. A caravan of trucks headed "Rubber Duck" is moving towards the interstate border, but on a bridge there are battle tanks among other huge National Guard, Army and Police forces. The confrontation is inevitable.

Dinner
Zlatko Bourek
Yugoslavia 
El asesino de Pedralbes / The Murder of Pedralbes
Gonzalo Herralde
Spain 
One morning in May 1974, a married couple from the Barcelona bourgeoisie was brutally stabbed in the bedroom of their tower in Pedralbes. It was a case that was widely publicized throughout Spain. José Luis Cerveto, the day after the events, confessed guilty to them and was sentenced to two death sentences, which were commuted to two sentences of thirty years following the dea...

One morning in May 1974, a married couple from the Barcelona bourgeoisie was brutally stabbed in the bedroom of their tower in Pedralbes. It was a case that was widely publicized throughout Spain. José Luis Cerveto, the day after the events, confessed guilty to them and was sentenced to two death sentences, which were commuted to two sentences of thirty years following the death of Franco and the coronation of Juan Carlos. He is currently in the Huesca prison. His strange personality has moved Gonzalo Herralde to put the cameras in his own prison so that Cerveto himself reconstructs his case.

El lugar sin límites / The Place Without Limits
Arturo Ripstein
Mexico 
"La Japonesita" and her father (a homosexual whom they call "La Manuela") run a brothel. Pancho is the prototype of machismo, instinctive and brutal. One day, enervated by alcohol, Pancho mistreats "La Japonesita" and his father, overcoming the fear that grips him, is offered in a love and diabolic dance.

"La Japonesita" and her father (a homosexual whom they call "La Manuela") run a brothel. Pancho is the prototype of machismo, instinctive and brutal. One day, enervated by alcohol, Pancho mistreats "La Japonesita" and his father, overcoming the fear that grips him, is offered in a love and diabolic dance.

En och en / One on One
Ingrid Thulin, Erland Josephson, Sven Nykvist
Sweden 
The film deals with how two beings behave among themselves and how they fail to find in love an evasion and a refuge, which on the other hand is positive, because even failure can mean progress. Also for Yeva and Dan?

The film deals with how two beings behave among themselves and how they fail to find in love an evasion and a refuge, which on the other hand is positive, because even failure can mean progress. Also for Yeva and Dan?

Fantasia en un sentimiento
Eduardo R. Campoy
Spain 
Il ritorno di Casanova
Pasquale Festa Campanile
Italy 
Giacomo Casanova hopes to return to Venice after twenty-five years of exile, after a life dissipated by the Cortes of Europe. The old adventurer loves Marcolina with the illusion of rediscovering his youth, but she has relations with a young and handsome lieutenant, Lorenzi. Since Casanova's appeal to the fair sex is no longer enough, he must resort to other procedures. Lor...

Giacomo Casanova hopes to return to Venice after twenty-five years of exile, after a life dissipated by the Cortes of Europe. The old adventurer loves Marcolina with the illusion of rediscovering his youth, but she has relations with a young and handsome lieutenant, Lorenzi. Since Casanova's appeal to the fair sex is no longer enough, he must resort to other procedures. Lorenzi is ruined in the game and Casanova proposes to give him the sum lost on the condition that one night he will replace him in Marcolina's ranch. The lieutenant accepts, but imprisoned by a belated sense of dignity, waits outside Casanova and challenges the old conqueror to duel. The lieutenant falls dead and the old Casanova has the feeling of having killed himself.

Interiors
Woody Allen
USA 
Not in competition
Eve, a woman who has been abandoned by her husband, meets with her three daughters to try to cope with the situation. She is at a critical moment, but her daughters also have their own problems, some of them derived from the little affection they have received from their mother. Emotions overflow when the husband shows up at the family home accompanied by the woman he wants to ...

Eve, a woman who has been abandoned by her husband, meets with her three daughters to try to cope with the situation. She is at a critical moment, but her daughters also have their own problems, some of them derived from the little affection they have received from their mother. Emotions overflow when the husband shows up at the family home accompanied by the woman he wants to marry.

Irrintzi
Mirentxu Loyarte
Spain 
Jaque a la dama / Check to the Queen
Francisco Rodríguez
Spain 
After Paula's suicide, her best friend, Ana, remembers the circumstances that united them and how they lived a relationship that could have become something more than a friendship.After Paula's suicide, her best friend, Ana, remembers the circumstances that united them and how they lived a relationship that could have become something more than a friendship

After Paula's suicide, her best friend, Ana, remembers the circumstances that united them and how they lived a relationship that could have become something more than a friendship.

After Paula's suicide, her best friend, Ana, remembers the circumstances that united them and how they lived a relationship that could have become something more than a friendship
Jezdic z Apokalypsy
Josef Kábrt
Czechoslovakia 
Juguetes
María Luisa Bemberg
Argentina 
La edad del silencio
Gabriel Blanco
Spain 
La festa d'els bojos
Luis Racionero
Spain 
La última aventura de Rip Kirby
Leticia Alegre
Spain 
Le dossier 51 / Dossier 51
Michel Deville
France 
Dominique Auphal, a senior French official, married, with two children, is appointed to a key position in an international organization charged with developing trade with Third World countries. From that moment on, for foreign secret services it becomes number 51, under a dossier that systematically searches all the documents that can define the character. How far, in 1978, can...

Dominique Auphal, a senior French official, married, with two children, is appointed to a key position in an international organization charged with developing trade with Third World countries. From that moment on, for foreign secret services it becomes number 51, under a dossier that systematically searches all the documents that can define the character. How far, in 1978, can we go, when it comes to putting a man naked?

Olyan mint otthon / Just Like Home
Marta Mészáros
Hungary 
András has returned from America and goes to his hometown, but the meeting with his parents does not give him the calm he desires. Buy a dog from the mother of a girl, Zsuzsi, who did not want to get rid of him for anything in the world. Returned to Budapest, can not return to work at the University to have exceeded the official vacation permit at his disposal. Zsuzsi goes by ...

András has returned from America and goes to his hometown, but the meeting with his parents does not give him the calm he desires. Buy a dog from the mother of a girl, Zsuzsi, who did not want to get rid of him for anything in the world. Returned to Budapest, can not return to work at the University to have exceeded the official vacation permit at his disposal. Zsuzsi goes by car to Budapest to look for his dog and convinces András to return to town. He does this and the days go by happily. He decides to return to Budapest and the girl marches with him. His old girlfriend, Anna, asks him to return to live together and send the girl to the village. But András is more comfortable with the little girl, who continues her studies and takes care of the house.

Pablo
Víctor Casaus
Cuba 
Full-length documentary about the life, passion and example of Pablo de la Torriente Brau, built from testimonial elements and reconstructions of fiction, and trying to incorporate all facets of his life: combative and innovative athlete and journalist, student wrestler and imaginative writer , anti-imperialist fighter and exiled revolutionary, war correspondent and internation...

Full-length documentary about the life, passion and example of Pablo de la Torriente Brau, built from testimonial elements and reconstructions of fiction, and trying to incorporate all facets of his life: combative and innovative athlete and journalist, student wrestler and imaginative writer , anti-imperialist fighter and exiled revolutionary, war correspondent and internationalist fighter against fascism in Spain.

Pieza corta para teatro de guerrilla
Juan Miñon
Spain 
Por el imperio hacia Dios
Juan Caño
Spain 
Rekolekcje / Recollections
Witold Lesczynski
Poland 
The own experiences of the director and the musician H. Nadolski, transposed in the people of the two distinguished actors mentioned in the card, is what constitutes the essential theme of the film.

The own experiences of the director and the musician H. Nadolski, transposed in the people of the two distinguished actors mentioned in the card, is what constitutes the essential theme of the film.

Se busca muchacha de buena presencia y motorizado con moto propia
Alfredo J. Anzola
Venezuela 
Alejandro and his friend Diosa are employed in a furniture store. Alejandro suspects that his employer is mixed up in a murky business and decides to make him fall into a trap by pretending to belong to a powerful organization. Vision of the current Caracas, modern, rich and conducive to easy profits.

Alejandro and his friend Diosa are employed in a furniture store. Alejandro suspects that his employer is mixed up in a murky business and decides to make him fall into a trap by pretending to belong to a powerful organization. Vision of the current Caracas, modern, rich and conducive to easy profits.

Skytten / The Marksman
Tom Hedegaard
Denmark 
Action movie with political theme. The central character, the shooter, becomes a terrorist. This activity is inspired journalist Winther in a television debate, but are the journalist and the shooter in the same line?

Action movie with political theme. The central character, the shooter, becomes a terrorist. This activity is inspired journalist Winther in a television debate, but are the journalist and the shooter in the same line?

Smyatenie chuvstv
Pável Arsénov
USSR 
Volodia was on the beach when Nadia approached him talking to her as if it had not been a year when she did not answer his letters. Volodya responded coldly, perhaps because the offense burned him. In the afternoon he went to visit her and everything seemed as before, but Volodya understood that he did not love him. After a year they met again casually and Volodya realized that...

Volodia was on the beach when Nadia approached him talking to her as if it had not been a year when she did not answer his letters. Volodya responded coldly, perhaps because the offense burned him. In the afternoon he went to visit her and everything seemed as before, but Volodya understood that he did not love him. After a year they met again casually and Volodya realized that without her he could not live.

Sonámbulos / Somnambulists
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Spain 
The action takes place in Madrid during the sadly famous Burgos' trial. Ana is immersed in the work of a Committee for the release of some suspected terrorists, when she suffers a terrible dizziness that makes her fall to the ground. Her mother also works with the Committee, but lives apart from her daughter. After fainting, Ana returns to her mother, who lives with her unc...

The action takes place in Madrid during the sadly famous Burgos' trial. Ana is immersed in the work of a Committee for the release of some suspected terrorists, when she suffers a terrible dizziness that makes her fall to the ground. Her mother also works with the Committee, but lives apart from her daughter. After fainting, Ana returns to her mother, who lives with her uncle Andrés. In a storybook that her son reads, Ana discovers that she herself, her mother and uncle are the protagonists. He wants to know the end of the story, but ...

Stín létajícího ptácka / Shadow of a Flying Bird
Jaroslav Balík
Czechoslovakia 
To the marriage Sochor violently shakes the death of his only son, Stepan, in an accident. His companion, Jana, is transferred to a hospital. For all, the existence of the girl is a mystery. Later Stepan's mother takes care of her. Everyone realizes that Stepan would never have been able to make friends with a girl of Jana's level. But Mrs. Sochor is attracted to the gi...

To the marriage Sochor violently shakes the death of his only son, Stepan, in an accident. His companion, Jana, is transferred to a hospital. For all, the existence of the girl is a mystery. Later Stepan's mother takes care of her. Everyone realizes that Stepan would never have been able to make friends with a girl of Jana's level. But Mrs. Sochor is attracted to the girl. The photograph in which Stepan looks at Jana with a happy smile is enough.

The Class of Miss MacMichael
Silvio Narizzano
UK 
The action is located in Selkirk, a special school for "incorrigible" teenagers. The director of the same hates his students, who in turn hate him. The only teacher they seem to be more or less comfortable with is Miss MacMichael. Their secret: treat them like human beings.

The action is located in Selkirk, a special school for "incorrigible" teenagers. The director of the same hates his students, who in turn hate him. The only teacher they seem to be more or less comfortable with is Miss MacMichael. Their secret: treat them like human beings.

Un hombre llamado Flor de Otoño / A Man Called Autumn Flower
Pedro Olea
Spain 
Lluís de Serracant is a man in which three personalities concur: lawyer, anarchist and transvestite. One day that Lluís is going to visit a detainee professionally as an anarchist, he tells him that he had a plan to carry out an attack when he arrived in Barcelona Primo de Rivera. Lluís is excited about the plan and decides to do it himself, in the company of two friends: Ri...

Lluís de Serracant is a man in which three personalities concur: lawyer, anarchist and transvestite. One day that Lluís is going to visit a detainee professionally as an anarchist, he tells him that he had a plan to carry out an attack when he arrived in Barcelona Primo de Rivera. Lluís is excited about the plan and decides to do it himself, in the company of two friends: Ricard and Surroca. When they are preparing the attack on the train track, they are arrested by the police, tried and sentenced to the ultimate penalty.

Lluís de Serracant is a man in which three personalities concur: lawyer, anarchist and transvestite. One day that Lluís is going to visit a detainee professionally as an anarchist, he tells him that he had a plan to carry out an attack when he arrived in Barcelona Primo de Rivera. Lluís is excited about the plan and decides to do it himself, in the company of two friends: Ricard and Surroca. When they are preparing the attack on the train track, they are arrested by the police, tried and sentenced to the last penalty.
Utopia
Iradj Azimi
France 
Julen wants to start again and only finds silence; He leaves the city and settles in a small village to teach the children. His happiness is complete when Sylvie is in his life, but his classes provoke the wrath of the population, which expels him from the place. Julien advances out to sea, a crowd of children suddenly appears over the dunes, a storm is prepared on the shore, a...

Julen wants to start again and only finds silence; He leaves the city and settles in a small village to teach the children. His happiness is complete when Sylvie is in his life, but his classes provoke the wrath of the population, which expels him from the place. Julien advances out to sea, a crowd of children suddenly appears over the dunes, a storm is prepared on the shore, a new battle begins ... the utopia is already within reach, closer than ever.

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