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Made in Spain
2021. 69th Edition
Made in Spain
Made in Spain
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Ama
Júlia de Paz
Spain 
Ama is the story of many women exposed, alone, to the mythicised status of motherhood. Kicked out of their home, Pepa and her daughter Leila walk the tightrope of finding a place to stay with no-one to ask for help. 

Ama is the story of many women exposed, alone, to the mythicised status of motherhood. Kicked out of their home, Pepa and her daughter Leila walk the tightrope of finding a place to stay with no-one to ask for help. 

Buñuel, un cineasta surrealista / Buñuel, a Surrealist Filmmaker
Javier Espada
Spain 
Luis Buñuel, pioneer of the purest surrealist cinema since Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog) his first film, maintained continuous references to surrealist postulates during his cinema career in Mexico, France and Spain. Buñuel never ceased to cultivate these principles that emerged from his childhood, elements which, like dreams, were among his most basic creative pillars...

Luis Buñuel, pioneer of the purest surrealist cinema since Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog) his first film, maintained continuous references to surrealist postulates during his cinema career in Mexico, France and Spain. Buñuel never ceased to cultivate these principles that emerged from his childhood, elements which, like dreams, were among his most basic creative pillars and largely shaped the singular nature of his films. Buñuel’s cinema, like Goya’s paintings, lies along the creative path not only of filmmakers, but also of writers, painters and playwrights. This documentary will allow a new generation of young audiences to discover this universal filmmaker. Buñuel’s vision remains provocative today, and is enhanced by his ties to art and literature.

  

Destello Bravío
Ainhoa Rodríguez
Spain 
"There’s going to be a mighty, almighty flash and everything’s going to change...”. Isa records messages to herself for when she disappears or loses her memory. Cita feels trapped in a marriage in a house full of saints and virgins. María returns to the town of her birth to face her loneliness. The women of a small rural town, suspended in time and beset by depopulation,...

"There’s going to be a mighty, almighty flash and everything’s going to change...”. Isa records messages to herself for when she disappears or loses her memory. Cita feels trapped in a marriage in a house full of saints and virgins. María returns to the town of her birth to face her loneliness. The women of a small rural town, suspended in time and beset by depopulation, live between the apathy of their everyday lives where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens and a deep desire for liberating experiences to reunite them with the place where they were happy, or at least dreamt that they were. Each, in her own way, rebels against their routine.

El año del descubrimiento / The Year of the Discovery
Luis López Carrasco
Spain - Switzerland 
Neighbours, youngsters and unemployed workers chat in a bar among cigarettes, breakasts and snacks. They remember unusual dreams, share their worries about finding a job and make plans for the future. The bar is located in Cartagena, in southeast Spain. As the day goes on, noise from the strikes against the industrial crisis of 1992 can be heard as they draw closer. That year t...

Neighbours, youngsters and unemployed workers chat in a bar among cigarettes, breakasts and snacks. They remember unusual dreams, share their worries about finding a job and make plans for the future. The bar is located in Cartagena, in southeast Spain. As the day goes on, noise from the strikes against the industrial crisis of 1992 can be heard as they draw closer. That year the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Expo were held, linked to the celebration of the 5th Centenary of the Discovery of America. The country was presented to the international community as a modern, developed and dynamic country. Meanwhile in Cartagena, the protests against the crisis grow increasingly violent until coming to a peak in a mass uprising ending with burning of the regional parliament.

El ventre del mar / The Belly of the Sea
Agustí Villaronga
Spain 
A conflict evoking the wounds of man. June 1816. Alliance, a French Navy frigate, founders on a sandbar off the coast of Senegal. The lifeboats are unable to take all those on board and a rickety vessel is built. Forcing 147 men onto the precarious raft, it is cut loose and left to fend for itself. Hunger, the inclemency of the sea, madness and a bloody fight flare up on the dr...

A conflict evoking the wounds of man. June 1816. Alliance, a French Navy frigate, founders on a sandbar off the coast of Senegal. The lifeboats are unable to take all those on board and a rickety vessel is built. Forcing 147 men onto the precarious raft, it is cut loose and left to fend for itself. Hunger, the inclemency of the sea, madness and a bloody fight flare up on the drifting raft. A horror lasting for days and days. Only nine of those 147 men saved their lives. Among them was Savigny, an implacable medical officer, and Thomas, a rebellious marine private. Amid the confrontation, each deploys different attitudes to survive. A scenario revealing the greatest of cruelties and the sweetest of mercies.  

Hombre muerto no sabe vivir / A Dead Man Cannot Live
Ezekiel Montes
Spain 
The story follows Tano, who has worked all his life for Manuel, a construction mogul who had the entire city in his pocket in his heyday. Now, in his old age, Tano sees how Manuel is no longer able to run the company and how the whole structure is faced with a generation change, new people, new ventures, a new way of running the company, but the same violence as always.

The story follows Tano, who has worked all his life for Manuel, a construction mogul who had the entire city in his pocket in his heyday. Now, in his old age, Tano sees how Manuel is no longer able to run the company and how the whole structure is faced with a generation change, new people, new ventures, a new way of running the company, but the same violence as always.

Sedimentos / Sediments
Adrián Silvestre
Spain 
Like the Earth, our interior is composed of different strata, which forge our identity and tell our life story. What circumstances intervene in this process and make us become who we are today? Six trans women travel to a small town in León where they will explore unusual landscapes, as well as the ins and outs of their own personalities. Looking for answers to what connects t...

Like the Earth, our interior is composed of different strata, which forge our identity and tell our life story. What circumstances intervene in this process and make us become who we are today? Six trans women travel to a small town in León where they will explore unusual landscapes, as well as the ins and outs of their own personalities. Looking for answers to what connects them as a group, they will learn to deal with their differences. An engaging and entertaining story about empathy, individuality and the need to belong. An X-ray set in the present, which looks back into the past and projects itself into the future, celebrating the extraordinary possibility of being unique and unrepeatable. 

Un blues per a Teheran / Tehran Blues
Javier Tolentino
Spain 
Different faces show us an Iran where tradition and modernity coexist and clash. Through its music and its people, Erfan invites us to discover a country as mysterious as it is cultured. He is a young Kurd, funny and ironic, who aspires to become a film director. He sings, writes poetry, lives with his parents and his parrot, but knows nothing about love…

Different faces show us an Iran where tradition and modernity coexist and clash. Through its music and its people, Erfan invites us to discover a country as mysterious as it is cultured. He is a young Kurd, funny and ironic, who aspires to become a film director. He sings, writes poetry, lives with his parents and his parrot, but knows nothing about love…

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