WANDERING, A ROHINGYA STORY
Mélanie Carrier and Oliver Higgins, Human Rights Doc, 88' - Canadian Screen Award
In a few months, Kutupalong refugee camp has become the largest in the world. A labyrinth of makeshift shelters, home to 700 000 Rohingyas. In this place out of space and time, is it still possible to exist?
Paul Venegas - Dramatic Thriller. 92' - Busan, Bafici Best Latin American Film, Oscar's Candidate by Ecuador, Platinum Awards Runner Up.
LEI and WONG arrive clandestinely in Ecuador. She has only one objective, to reach New York. In contrast, he longs to bring his son from China. But their fate is in the hands of CHANG, a bipolar gangster who becomes obsessed with her and will set them at a crossroad. Together they will fight for their freedom.
EMPTINESS portrays the emotional experience of the migrant in search of their dreams and their struggle to preserve their dignity.
Pedro G. Romero, Gonzalo García Pelayo, New Flamenco Doc, 157' - IndieLisboa & Seville Best Music Doc
NUEVE SEVILLAS (NINE SEVILLES) is an immersion in a unique culture in a unique city—the music, dance and gitano culture of Seville, Spain today. NUEVE SEVILLAS is discursive, loose, beautiful, and remarkable, like the music itself. Nine people, nine characters of the city, nine literal walks through Seville, and a sweet trip into the flamenco art and dance world with which it is so closely linked. With the presence of a new generation of artists, the city and the flamenco are lending affection, conversations and gestures to each other, which we share over the film’s relaxed running time. NUEVE SEVILLAS portrays one unique city and nine people closely: perfect accomplices for this film in its rare mix of radicalism in form and rootedness to the city.
Diana Toucedo - Mistery Thriller Doc, 80' - Berlinale Panorama
Alba is twelve years old and wants to discover the mysterious, fascinating and unknown reality of death. With her best friend Samuel, she enters abandoned houses, travels through forgotten villages and explores remote mountains that hide another parallel world. Here is a journey to reveal the unexplainable conflict between the living and the dead.
Nacho A. Villar and Luis Rojo - Enacted Urban Doc. 80'
AndrEs, a nervous kid, lives waiting for the trial of a crime that took place five years ago; though he is not guilty, he could still be sentenced to twelve years in prison. The trial's announcement brings his friend Nathanael back to the neighborhood, and this friend tries to help Andrés find his way to freedom. His return makes Andrés realize that to build a future, he must first face the past, and with it, a group of friends, crushed by the judicial process, must rely on each other like a family.
THAT WAS LIFE
David Martín de los Santos - Drama, Coming of Age, Road Movie, 104' - Goya Nominee, TIFF Tokyo, TIFF Cluj, Cine Global Santo Domingo, remarkable festival run with several awards for Best Actress and Best First Director.
Two Spanish women from different generations coincide in a hospital room in Belgium. María (Petra Martínez) has been living there for decades after emigrating when she was young, and Verónica (Anna Castillo) is a girl recently arrived in search of opportunities she never found in Spain. A strange friendship is forged between them which will lead María to set out on a return journey to the south of Spain with an unusual mission. What begins as a journey in search of Verónica's roots will become an opportunity to question certain principles on which she had based her life.
Cast: PETRA MARTÍNEZ (Solitary Fragments & Petra), ANNA CASTILLO (Icíar Bollaín’s THE OLIVE TREE), Florin Piersic Jr., Ramón Barea, Daniel Morilla, María Isabel Díaz, Pilar Gómez, Victoria Sáez, Annick Weerts, Christophe Miraval
Paco Ruiz, LGTBQ Thriller, 20'
Mario is at home alone. His parents are gone and it will take them a while to return. Enough time for their son to arrange a sex date on the Internet with a total stranger.
Pablo Maqueda, Cinematography Doc, 80' - Torino, Chicago Children's Film Festival
In 1974 Werner Herzog walked from Munich to Paris, an act of faith to prevent the death of his mentor Lotte Eisner. In 2020, a young filmmaker walks following in Herzog ́s footsteps in an act of love to one of the best filmmakers of our time. A journey through villages, nature, loneliness and cold, looking for the meaning of filmmaking. Including fragments of the book "Of Walking in Ice" by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog narrated by himself exclusively for the film, DEAR WERNER (Walking on cinema) is a We love cinema production, with the collaboration of La Cinémathèque Française and Werner Herzog
THE QUEEN OF LIZARDS
Burnin’ Percebes - Sci-Fi RomCom - 63'
Berta is a single, young, and driven mother. She lives a summer-love with Javi, a peculiar man passing through her life and Margot, her daughter. Every summer-love comes to an end, and this one is today, that's the way it should be. Everything gets twisted when the ship that had to pick Javi up doesn't show up. Berta now faces what she feared most, a relationship, and one that has sown a germ.
Clara Martínez-Lázaro - RomCom - 80'
A couple is going through a crisis but after a fight they just go to bed. During the night they dream different versions of what their relationship could be like.
Enrique García, Epoque Thriller, 90' - FERATUM Best Ibero-American Film
Early 70’s in a small, secluded Andalusian village. Deep tensions are reignited in the wake of the death of the elderly matriarch, Maria Cisneros, and the arrival of her long-gone son. As the struggling sisters prepare the funeral, a black stain involving the local priest re-surfaces. Facing the threat of destitution, exile, and rejection by neighbors, family power dynamics implode to a tragic end.
Cast: Pablo Puyol, Virginia de Morata, Natalia Roig, Juanma Lara, Cuca Escribano. Alfonsa Rosso, Miguel Guardiola, Joaquín Nunez