8th of March. All around the world, women mobilise against gender violence. In Mexico, a group of women reunite to tell their story; at the end of the seventies, they created the ‘Cine Mujer’ collective and produced films during a 10 year period: gender violence, rape, feminicide, clandestine abortion, discrimination, are all still current issues in modern, 21st century societies like Mexico but if we go one step further, we could say that they are present worldwide.
A young upper-class girl, drug addict and failed, gives birth totally alone in the middle of one her breakdowns. Unable to give proper care to her newborn child, she finally sells him to a disturbing woman who works in the child trade business. The young girl will soon regret her decision and she will try to get her baby back. But to do so, she will have to overcome her weaknesses and face her deepest fears.
Basque Country. 2009. After a riot due to the imminent expropiation of some residential buildings, Lide, a Young mother who works as a security guard in the controversial high-speed train constructions, finds out that her teenager daughter, Ane, has not come back home to sleep. Together with her ex-husband, Lide will set out to discover the whereabouts of her daughter, and she will also inmerse herself into Ane´s world, and realise that she had been living with a stranger.
An important newspaper editor needs to choose his next successor. This decision will end up being a dangerous sexual and power game.
A 74-year-old actress with an eye disease that is leaving her legally blind, fears she will lose her place at the theater company she belongs to. This coincides with the arrival of her 50-year-old son, who has come home in an attempt to recover from alcoholism. The personal crisis of each character leads them to find themselves as mother/son for the first time in their lives.
The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo is a documentary where an eccentric character employs unusual research efforts to reveal the true story behind the hot pink queen of kitsch, the pink flamingo. In his hilarious attempt to unravel this sociocultural phenomenon, the protagonist gathers together theories and interpretations from a bizarre selection of sources that eventually leads him to discover the powerful influence that these birds have on the world that surrounds us.
Idoia, Rosa, Pili and Eva have a special way of being in the world: they live with some kind of disability. They live in a context where gender violence has entered the scene and has increased disability and in some cases, has provoked it. They live with a question that always runs through their minds, ‘Will we be loved someday?’
The Dream of Black Gold aims to rekindle a moment in history and teach what it meant on June 6, 1964 when oil first sprouted in the Páramo de La Lora (Burgos), composing it through a trip inside the memories of one of its direct witnesses: Marco Antonio Manjón, the common thread of the testimonies of former workers, the historian Miguel Ángel Moreno, the mayor of Sargentes de La Lora Carlos Gallo and the parish priest.
The police busts a concert at a squat and an officer diez during the riots that follow. A rock bursts his head. Who threw that rock? Who knows about it? Why don’t they speak up? This is the story of those who live knowing the answer. It is the story of their silence, their fear and their guilt.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Luis Miñarro, and I, we all take part in this filmed letter addressed to Naomi Kawase. Facing –as a citizen and as a filmmaker– the identity crisis that floods Europe, I tell Naomi that, thousands of miles away from Japan, my grandmother María reminded me of her great-aunt Uno Kawase, and that my 4 year-old daughter, Alicia, stares happily at the clouds somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do care to remember: Fuente Álamo.
Four unfortunate stories whose characters are unknowingly intertwined. Mr. Horacio surprises his guests with his unexpected reaction to their gift. Bermejo tries to reach the coast, but unforeseen events drive him inland. Tina and Ayoub, a young immigrant, begin an unexpected relationship that Will change both their lives. After being caught embezzling, Alipio resorts to a company that specialises in creating alibis. But, more than anyone, the strategy will surprise Alipio himself.
Two members of the special forces and an eccentric antisocial fight against hordes of infected people to escort Dr. Allyson to the research center to synthesize the cure for the rage epidemic and save the world. While they wonder if mankind really deserves to be saved.
A filmmaker decides to disappear when he finds out that his work as a documentalist has lost its meaning. Essay about the gaze in a world saturate of images.
In a little concert bar in 1970’s Paula and Miguel are about to perform the last show of their band for the last years: Venus. Forty years later Jorge arrives at the cafe where he spend his younger years. There he encounters Alicia. They remember the days when they met. Another girl arrives a the cafe. She carries a mysterious past that will reveal the secrets of the people who were part of the life of that place during the last decades changing Jorge’s and Alicia’s destiny.
Lili (36) has had a stable relationship for several years. Apparently everything works out but there is a subterranean unhappiness in her everyday life that prevents her from being happy. She’s already lived this feeling with his previous partners. So she decides she’ll find the reasons that lead her to that cyclical state. That’s why Lili is looking for three men who have been capitals in her life to interview them under the initial question: What did we do wrong?
It Snows in Benidorm is a quirky thriller set in this kitschy Spanish seaside resort packed with Blackpool hooligans, retirees, smugglers, Elvis impersonators and excess where anything is possible. An exciting setting to witness the late blooming of a quiet middle aged man looking for his missing brother.
Sevinaz (27, Syria) holds a writing workshop for western ISIS women at a detention camp, hoping that confronting them with their traumatic life choices will bring about change. But Sevinaz lost loved ones in the war against ISIS and fears being shunned by the survivors for fraternizing with the ‘enemy’.
The life of an immigration lawyer changes radically when his new client is found dead in suspicious circumstances inside an immigration detention center.
This film talks about the relationship between artist, the creator, his work, and the audience that enjoys it. Through the portrait of a musician, in the context of his last world tour, with which he closes 25 years on stage. Deep down, we see a critique of the world we have created, which separates us from who we really are and what we feel, and from this precise moment.
Amaia and Aitor are siblings and they will turn 50 soon. They have no children. They both have lived, since they were very young, far from their parents, Kontxi and Iñaki, who are already retired. The siblings’ rooms at the family home have been preserved as if they were still living there. One summer, the whole family go together on a cruise, on a huge ship called Fantasía.
In 2008 a wheelchair basketball team struggles to stay in the ‘División de Honor’ (Premier League). In 2018 we see how each character has followed his own path in life, pursuing their dreams, and the different roles basketball has played in their lives. División de Honor is a ensemble story about some extraordinary athletes who don’t give up fighting for their dreams every day.
The inhabitants of a small rural town face the end of a traditional way of life. Their women suffer the worst consequences of a closed, masculinized and unfair society. One of them, Cita, feel trapped after a personal loss while trying to find ways to escape from her pain; María returns to the town where she was born to face loneliness; elegant ladies drink coffee in a strange room, one of them hears a shot in the distance that nobody else can hear.
A film-exploration of the filmmaker’s journey to discover Sara Bahai, the first female taxi driver in Afghanistan. The preconceived character of Sara is intensively deconstructed throughout the film. The camera slowly settles down to portrait this encounter resulting into a filmed selfstorytelling of Sara Bahai’s life.
Nora is 30 years old and lives with her grandfather Nicolás. She writes the horoscope for the local magazine and takes care of her friend Meri’s children every day. Her life isn’t going as she pictured it. An unfortunate event turns into an opportunity for her, the death of his grandfather leaves her with a pile of cash and a Dyane 6. Nora sets off on a road trip along the Basque coast, with no set purpose, because sometimes you need to get lost to find yourself.
It is June in the warm and dry Ribera, in Navarra. Fran, as every year, takes his sheep to the fresh meadows of the Pyrenees, on the border with France. In September it goes down again. Fran reflects on his loneliness. The welfare of the sheep is above his own needs for human contact. He worries about the future of transhumance. Since this millenniaold lifestyle may be bout to disappear, Fran explores new possibilities to continue living in contact with nature.
In the 1970s, in a country still living under a grey dictatorial regime dominated by censorship, Maria, a young dancer, struggles to bring colour to the world and explore her freedom. As she pursues her dream of becoming a TV star, the journey is told through the greatest hits of the incomparable Raffaella Carrà.
Months of bloody combats leave behind thousands of dead in the trenches. Jan Lozano, Captain of the Fifth Brigade has fallen prisoner by an opponent’s platoon along with a young driver while carrying out a mission that has been entrusted to him. The possibility of dying executed will soon be overtaken when a new and unknown enemy arises. Both rival sides must unite and set their mutual hate aside in order to survive.
In May 2011, María and Verónica, two Spanish emigrants from different generations, coincide in a hospital room in Belgium and start a peculiar relationship. An unexpected event Will lead María to travel to the south of Spain, without telling her own family, in search of Verónica’s mother. Unforeseen circumstances and some strange encounters will make her question her most deeply rooted principles and also the real meaning of the journey.
When Libertad bursts into Nora’s life during her summer holidays, something changes for this naive girl. This new and intense friendship between both girls from very opposite backgrounds will mark the transition to adolescence for Nora Vidal.
Spanish family Gabarre-Mendoza is celebrating a birthday, when interrupted by a police inspection. In La Cañada Real, a shanty town outside Madrid, the inhabitants have to leave their illegal homes. Their neighbors and friends are the first to be evicted. Each family member struggles with the uncertainty. When they receive a letter of eviction, they pack up everything they own and move. Before going separate ways, the family gathers at a fast-food restaurant - their resilience is tangible.
Mirsada and her daughter struggle to subsist on a collective centre in Sarajevo. In Tblisi, Bela works recovering missing bodies from the war, whereas children assume their move to the new home. And in a small village from Greece, a Syrian married couple await their daughter. An intimate and observational portrait of characters displaced by war who, in their held existence, inhabit the same geography marked by the passing of time and expectations.
The day Angel met Estrella, he didn’t know that his life was about to change. Poli wasn’t prepared to let Angel steal his girlfriend from him. However, he encouraged him to join his gang of criminals in order to plunder the best jewelry shops. Thanks to Angel’s robbing skills, he and his new partners will accomplish ambitious goals. But there´s always the prospect of a more profitable burglary in sight. Thus, he gets caught in a spiral of crimes that will lead him to Hell… or to Heaven: Sky High!
Twenty years after the war Danko struggles to support his family in a Sarajevo in crisis. His son is going to be born on the anniversary of his dad’s death, Mirza Delibašić, a deceased basketball legend. Danko starts an emotional journey to re-discover his dad, digging deeper in their relationship and discovering some aspects that he didn’t know about his particular and controversial personality.
Rosa, about to turn 45, realizes that she has always lived for others, so she decides to shake things up, leave it all and press the nuclear button. She wants to grab hold of the reins of her life and fulfill her dream of having her own business. But she soon discovers that her father, her siblings and her daughter have their own agenda, and that changing her life is going to be anything but easy since it is not in the family ‘script’.
After fifteen years, Olvido has accepted that her problem is not her twin brother, León, who has Down Syndrome. She could abandon him, but she has accepted that her problem involves powers unknown to her which she cannot properly identify, although she senses their presence. Powers that weave, like a spider, a web of social and personal discontent.
Transoceánicas follows the life of two filmmakers for four years. A coming and going from the past to the present, from the city remembered to the city lived. Cinema, friendship and poetry between two continents.
Ernesto, an eccentric and nonconformist theatre director, learns about his mother’s passing. On the way to the cemetery, he steals the coffin so that he can honour her wishes by throwing her body into the ocean. His daughter, tired of his crazy stunts, will accompany him to try and change his mind. During the journey, she will discover that her father is far from crazy and that one should always be true to oneself, even if it sometimes means going against everybody else’s opinion.
A curious team of plumbers has to deal with a number of customers, each one more eccentric than the previous one. Their common profession becomes a comical and surreal experience.
She had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills… An intimate and demystifying portrait of Karen Blixen’s life in Kenya; with her faithful servant and Somali friend, Farah.