A village in the Galician coast. Time seems to stand still. Everybody is paralysed in a reflexive posture while nature and animals move freely. However, we can still hear people talking and moving, as if they were in a parallel dimension. The feeling is like being in a limbo full of spectres. Three women show up, they seem to be able to move between those two dimensions. These women are trying to find Rubio, an experienced diver that has recently disappeared.
Amongst the climate of change in today’s Cuba, three forgotten veterans of the Angolan War are reluctant to abandon the revolutionary spirit which brought them together as comrades. Marching to the top of the mountains, they continue to train, dressed in their old uniforms, just as they did over thirty years ago. Day after day, they take part in this this ritual, as they attempt to return to a time when they felt young, strong and respected. They are The Last Samurai of the Cuban Revolution.
Celia, 11-year-old girl, studies in a nuns school in Zaragoza and lives with her mother. Brisa, a new companion recently arrived from Barcelona, pushes her towards a new stage in her life: adolescence. On this trip, in the Spain of the Expo and the 1992 Olympic Games, Celia discovers that life is made of many truths and some lies.
Joana and Nina, two 13-year-old girls, live in Barcelona trapped in the contradictions of female puberty in the first world. The first one, bubbly and brazen, has vital questions about female gender. Both are women of their time and culture: social networks, immediacy and excesses. Today, Joana has decided to put an end to her existential angst, devising a game in which she will involve her friend Nina. That decisive moment of puberty will change something in each of them forever.
The Man Who Designed Spain is a documentary film about Jose María Cruz Novillo, artist and designer of most of Spain´s institutional image after Franco, such as the National Railway Company logo, the National Police Shield, some of the peseta bills, the National Post Office, the Socialist Party, etc… Through Cruz Novillo´s work as a designer and as an artist we follow Spain´s modernization since the end of Franco´s dictatorship until the present days.
Violeta, a psychiatrist, receives an unforeseen visit from a new patient. It’s Rita, the wife of Jan, an old teenage love of Violeta that marked her life after abandoning her traumatically twenty years ago. Rita goes to Violeta’s office on the pretext of regaining her husband’s love. But Violeta doesn’t know that Rita’s visit is Jan’s first step in an obscure plan to rewrite his story.
Three unemployed friends have met to execute a plan, but their car has broken down. While they find another ride, they fight around the rise of different upsetting arguments. The upcoming truth of their personal miseries will end up changing their friendship forever. On the other hand, there is no time to loose. Every minute counts on the run to execute their plan.
Angela has a life that wipes out in front of her eyes. Living in a routine that seems impossible to run away from until the moment she ventures herself on a journey through the remote lands, where she will discover a special interest filming insects on her mother’s camera while she deals with the unexpected and unknown impulses of her loneliness.
Marina is a woman in her thirties who works organizing weddings. Not because she is an inveterate romantic just because, as she says, ‘when people are in love, they don’t care about money’. Unlike her customers, she enjoys a life without ties or commitments, until the moment when she falls in love with Carlos. The problem is not only he is about to get married, but also his fiancee is Marina’s childhood friend and they have hired her as their Wedding Planner.
Inés is a stubborn and determined woman. She follows a dream in a stubborn way. Gradually the goal that has been imposed removes her from her loved ones and takes things to the limit, to walk on a knife edge, to wander through mental areas that she never imagined. Without options Ines is forced to continue her life on the street. She walks aimlessly. She looks for her place in an insensitive world. Marginality, harassment and contempt is her reality.
Neighbors, youngsters and unemployed workers chat inside a bar between cigarettes, breakfast and snacks. They remember unusual dreams, share job stories and plan future projects. The bar is located in the city of Cartagena, in the southeast of Spain. As the day goes on, the riots from the industrial crisis of 1992 are heard more and more closely.
The Wishlist is a film about the desire to live for brave and struggling women who embark on an emotional and physical journey that will change them forever. A trip where they laugh, cry and get excited in equal parts, because the important thing is not what they leave behind, it is all that will come ahead. A ‘road movie’ towards hope.
In 1921, the steamboat Santa Isabel was carrying 260 Spanish emigrants to America, when it sank just off the island of Salvora in Galicia, Spain. Only three women from the island came to help and managed to rescue 50 of the passengers. While the women are lauded as heroines, the suspicion that the accident was provoked starts to spread like wildfire.
Every Thursday morning, Elsa, Julia and Amelia meet up to go for a walk before work. It is a time for them to catch up and talk about their concerns. Despite their differences and disagreements, there is something that bonds them: the age and burden they feel, knowing they are halfway through their lives. The sad feeling that the passing of time has pulled them out of their proper places and cornered them into a space where they feel disoriented, almost lost.
Spain, late 1950s. Miguel and Antonio, two thirty-something bachelors, travel to Ibiza, attracted by the sexual myth of liberal women from other European countries and the promise of freedom. But, once on the island, nothing will be as they expected.
Zilan returns to her hometown looking for the traces of his dead brother, killed by the IS. In her hometown, people have risen to demand political autonomy and the police and army repress them with brutal force, escalating tensions up to a state of war. The city’s resistance will go on for more than 100 days and Zilan will not remain a passive witness. Based on the diaries of those who died fighting and the testimony of survivors, who enact the protagonists of the film.
A father and his estranged son become caught up in a tangled web of lies, where no one is who they claim to be. Will they manage to put the past behind them and rebuild their relationship?
Salka is a young Mauritanian who lives in the Zuárate region, in the north of the country, who does not accept her future. She decides to leave the country and take the Sahara train disguised as a boy.The SNIM train, known as the desert or Sahara train, becomes the main thread of the film. The bay of Nouabidhou, is the center of the exits of the local Cayucos in search of a new life in the Canary Islands.
Role & Role analyzes women’s image in the media and how underrepresentation of contents by women or about women and the perpetuation of stereotyped role models conditions how men and women perceive women in society. Can a less stereotyped and more real representation positively influence viewing the woman as a leader and the construction of a more equal society?
A portrait of the outskirts of the city of Barcelona. An urban symphony that starts from the buried memory of the People’s Plan of Santa Coloma, a neighborhood urban plan that was buried after the cruelest attack by the terrorist band ETA.
An interim teacher assumes the task of being a sixth grade tutor in a town completely unknown to him. When he discovers that he has to reintegrate a sick student in the classroom, he finds an even bigger problem: none of his classmates wants him to return to class.
When Sara is offered the chance to buy the house of her dreams, she can’t believe her luck. The house is light and airy, with spectacular views and extremely cheap. There’s just one ‘small’ snag: Lola, the 80-year old current owner, will remain living in it until she dies.
Rocks of four colors compose the landscape of Menorca. A journey from the darkest of the rocks to the lightest will guide the narrator on his impossible journey back to his original land: an island that is sinking, inhabited by his younger brother, who has decided to remain there.
‘Lies are just another way of telling the truth. The desire to believe is the hand of the man hanging from a cliff and clinging to the only stone that would seem to save him. But he always ends up falling because the stone is a mirage, just as the cliff is. Death is awakening from this dream in which the essential can be said and in which the continuous and infinite has a beginning, an end and a meaning’. — Paravadin Kanvar Kharjappali
How many Spanish artists have been the best in the world in their discipline during 15 years? Picasso, Cervantes, Velázquez. Marcelino Orbés was the best clown in the world from 1900 to 1914, triumphing in London and New York. He was the best and most acclaimed by the public in the largest entertainment industry.
Lur and Amets’ parents have to go to a wedding. They leave the twins at Grandma’s. However, it’s not going to be a conventional weekend thanks to her magic powers and her cat Baltaxar. They will set out on an unforgettable journey travelling to different eras and having new adventures throughout the history of the Basque Country. Although they are the main characters, Andere and Baltaxar will help them. Unfortunately, two evil men will always be hot on their heels.
After working for more than 40 years in the nightlife, Doña Olga is now La Mami, the caretaker of the women restroom at the mythical Cabaret Barba Azul. Night after night, she takes care of the dancers working at the flow of live music. This restroom is a trusting bubble inside Barba Azul. Today there is a new woman arriving at the restroom. She has a sick son and needs to work.
Dani is an all-round good guy who has dedicated the last few years of his life to taking care of his sick father. After his dad passes away, he decides it’s time to get his own life back on track and buys a round-the-world ticket. But before his journey can get underway, he meets Mila, a young girl who is as attractive and sensual as she is disturbed and unstable. What starts out as a night of adventure quickly turns into a living nightmare, taking Dani to extremes he could never have imagined.
In the most remote and isolated Nepal there is still a sexist tradition. Women, when they have the period, are separated from the community. They are considered impure. Even less can they climb a mountain, the gods could get angry. To attract attention to this injustice, Edurne Pasaban joins an expedition in which five young women from the region intend to climb the sacred mountain Saipal.
Born a King tells the extraordinary, true story of Faisal, the son of the first King of Saudi Arabia. In 1919, amidst the tense atmosphere following World War One, Faisal was sent to England on a diplomatic mission at age 13. It was precarious, 5-month long, political journey which would decide the future of his country.
The ARZAK house was built in 1987 and since then three generations of cooks have passed through, making it a reference point in world gastronomy. The best-known member of the family, Juan Mari Arzak, will tell us the inner secrets of the ARZAK restaurant and we’ll see how it’s passed on to Elena, the fourth generation. It’s a key moment to weigh things up, to look back at the past and imagine the future.
After The Fire is a searing, sociopolitical drama set in a contemporary London that’s reeling from the aftermath of an avoidable tragedy. Miles has lost everything in the fire, including his beloved daughter. As a taxi driver on a zero-hour contract, he is at the mercy of a system rife with class division in a community assailed by indignities. He is a man on the edge, and it’s only a matter of time before he cracks.