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Films From Spain

... ... A vibrant fusion of peoples, religions and cultures give the world the artform known in broad terms as Flamenco. It took Carlos Saura to create the definitive film on the subject. Flamenco has been, with seemingly outrageous bravura, described as "the greatest dance film ever made" but ... Read more
A symbolic search reminding us of all that we know and all that we don't know. A story about the quality of every level of life. Screened at Annecy Film Festival.---D/S Alireza Darvish P Carmen Perez Gonzalez L Farsi w/English subtitles TD video/col/2006/6mins ... Read more
A major artistic advance on A Fistful Of Dollars, and boasting a larger budget, the middle sec­tion of the Dollars trilogy depicts Eastwood as the nameless professional bounty hunter who forms a highly competitive and duplicitous alliance with Colonel Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), an enigmatic ... Read more
“A compelling meditation on dreams that doubles as an exposé of how cheap those dreams have become, Futures Market is a wise and fulfilling film.” - Variety ... Rotterdam Film Festival Tiger Award winner (for The Sky Turns, MIFF 05) Mercedes Álvarez returns with a visually exquisite and ... Read more
Parent's buy children toy's displayed in advertisments. Children play while developing a fantasy of their own. Other parents make toys themselves. ... Read more
Guernica once epitomized civilian suffering in twentieth-century warfare. Using Picasso's celebrated work as a reference point, this film evokes a contemporary world in which civil strife and distress can no longer be defined by any single conflict, place or point in time. ... Read more
“It's really not at all hard to be swept along by [Girimunho]'s manifold visual and aural pleasures.” - Hollywood Reporter ... At 81, Bastu (playing herself) enjoys partying with friends ‘til the wee hours. One morning, she wakes to find her husband dead and is forced to rethink her life ... Read more
Half Of The Sky, directed by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon (Demons In The Garden), is one of the most highly praised Spanish films of recent years. It blends a tale of working class ambitions with old world mystery and superstition. ... The film focuses on Rosa (Angela Molina), the daughter of a ... Read more
This film is a ribald and bawdy tale. ... It tells of the marital difficulties of a young specialist in sex problems who discovers that his wife has a lover. He sets out to adjust himself to the situation. ... This leads to a broad sex comedy which proclaims itself as an examination of the male ... Read more
The first film about Don Quixote made by flesh-and-blood Quixotes. The story of Don Quixote, the misguided knight who sets off in search of adventure (destination unknown), hovers over Honor de Cavalleria in a faint narrative imprint. In this free and minimalist adaptation of Don Quixote, the ... Read more
'The architect really has no power. That is the truth.' - Lord Norman Foster ... One of the world's most prolific modern architects, Lord Norman Foster has designed renowned buildings and landmarks such as Wembley Staduim, Berlin's Reichstag building and London's 30 St Mary Axe (otherwise known as ... Read more
"Almodóvar followers who have secretly been hankering for a return to the broad, transgressive comedy of his early work will be thrilled by I'm So Excited!, a hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality." - Variety ... Ten thousand feet in the air, Mexico-bound Peninsula ... Read more
In this stylish pulp thriller and political story, filmmaker Serge Le Péron brings to light one of the strangest and most disturbing episodes in French history - the unsolved and topical disappearance of the Moroccan liberation activist Ben Barka. George Figon (Charles Berling), an ex-con from a ... Read more
I Want To Be A Pilot Spain Deep in the slums of East Africa, a 12-year-old boy has only one dream. ... D/S/P Diego Quemada-Diez WS Lolita Peliculitas Artes Visuales SL TD 35mm/col/2006/12mins ... Read more
Well known for his landmark Battle of Chile trilogy, which received considerable international exposure and press coverage during the 1970's, Patncio Guzman returned to his native country m 1986 to shoot this documentary dealing with the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile during the years ... Read more
In a mysterious netherworld, a group of people, including Holocaust survivor and underground casino owner Sam (Max Von Sydow), and his right-hand man, bank robber Federico, possess the gift of being uncommonly lucky. When Federico decides to break away from his boss, Sam strips him of his 'gift' ... Read more
“It's also a cruel world, populated by capitalist tools and fools, schemers and dreamers of every stripe, accent and ethnicity.” - The New York Times ... The latest film from socialist and social realist filmmaker Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, MIFF 06), It's a Free World delves ... Read more
In an unknown war zone, in an indeterminate era, two lovers seek seclusion and ignorance of the outside world. Performing their own wedding ceremony, they relish their final moments together under the impending threat of interruption and danger, in this tense and emotionally powerful Spanish ... Read more
"An existential journey as solemn and intimate as it is majestic and imposing, Japón represents an impressive introduction for debuting Mexican director Carlos Reygadas. Spreads a weighty canvas of big themes like death and rebirth, human strength and fragility, sex and love, religion and faith in ... Read more
Each year, the Jeonju International Film Festival commissions three filmmakers to create low budget digital shorts to premiere for its annual highlight - the Jeonju Digital Project. ... With An Heir, Jean-Marie Straub interprets texts by Alsatian writer Maurice Barrès to investigate his conflicted ... Read more
Florencia (co-director, Vera Fogwill) and her daughter, Eugenia (Lucia Snieg), are victims of Argentina's all-consuming economic crisis; they are also refugees of Florencia's own personal crises, the fallout of her ongoing drug abuse. But this is not a depressive film about national and personal ... Read more
La Perrera was winner of a Tiger Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival. David is a slacker: a lazy, sex-obsessed pothead. His father, Ruben, despairing of David's apathetic attitude to life, decides to instil a work ethic by giving him a construction project to occupy his time ... Read more
A sea-captain arriving in a small town in France is intrigued by a mysterious woman. This period piece makes striking use of cinematic language for a dreamlike atmosphere - with dark undertones. World Premiere ... D/S/P Jorge Dayas L Spanish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2007/14mins ... ... ... Read more
“A little masterpiece of understated resonance and humility.” - The Independent ... Middle-aged lumber trucker Rubén is tasked with driving country-woman Jacinta from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. Gruff and unchivalrous, Rubén is dismayed to discover she has a baby in tow. Jacinta's attempts to ... Read more
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