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Made in Spain
2010. 58th Edition
Films
Films
Made in Spain
Made in Spain
Caracremada
Lluís Galter
Spain 
Caracremada, the nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard to Ramón Vila Capdevila, endeavours to reflect on libertarian resistance against Franco's regime through the last active guerrilla fighter. When, in 1951, the CNT ordered the retreat of its militants, Ramon Vila took to the woods of inland Catalonia to continue the fight on his own.
Caracremada, the nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard to Ramón Vila Capdevila, endeavours to reflect on libertarian resistance against Franco's regime through the last active guerrilla fighter. When, in 1951, the CNT ordered the retreat of its militants, Ramon Vila took to the woods of inland Catalonia to continue the fight on his own.
Celda 211 / Cell 211
Daniel Monzón
Spain 
Juan reports for his new job as a prison officer a day early, only to suffer an accident minutes before a riot breaks out in the sector occupied by the scariest, most dangerous inmates. Unable to do anything but run for their lives, his colleagues leave the unconscious Juan in Cell 211. Opening his eyes, Juan soon takes stock of the situation and tricks the rioters into thinkin...
Juan reports for his new job as a prison officer a day early, only to suffer an accident minutes before a riot breaks out in the sector occupied by the scariest, most dangerous inmates. Unable to do anything but run for their lives, his colleagues leave the unconscious Juan in Cell 211. Opening his eyes, Juan soon takes stock of the situation and tricks the rioters into thinking he?s just another prisoner. From there on in, our hero picks his way through the prison minefield armed with cunning, lies and daring, as yet unaware of the paradoxical trap lying in store for him.
Cerca de tus ojos / Close Up
Elías Querejeta
Spain 
Ana is a journalist and, thanks to her job, she's been all over the world. Since her teenage years, and due to her father's influence, the Universal Declaration of Rights and its contents have been the backdrop to how she observes human behaviour, both individually and collectively. Ana is also an expert in the field of applying new technologies to communication. These circumst...
Ana is a journalist and, thanks to her job, she's been all over the world. Since her teenage years, and due to her father's influence, the Universal Declaration of Rights and its contents have been the backdrop to how she observes human behaviour, both individually and collectively. Ana is also an expert in the field of applying new technologies to communication. These circumstances, along with her desire to better human relationships, lead her to draw up a document recounting the terrible injustices committed against Human Rights. But it also shows clearly the growing and decided will to build a more just world as set out in the Universal Declaration on December 10th, 1948, at the Chaillot Palace in Paris. That was more than 60 years ago.
El cónsul de Sodoma / The Consul of Sodom
Sigfrid Monleón
Spain 
Fascinating journey through the life and work of the prestigious Catalan poet Jaime Gil de Biedma, both marked by sexuality and eroticism. Charismatic and somewhat eccentric, brilliant intellectual with extraordinary sensitivity and member of Barcelona?s ?gauche divine? in the 60s, Gil de Biedma liked to describe himself as a ?poet of experience? while he suffered dreadfully fr...
Fascinating journey through the life and work of the prestigious Catalan poet Jaime Gil de Biedma, both marked by sexuality and eroticism. Charismatic and somewhat eccentric, brilliant intellectual with extraordinary sensitivity and member of Barcelona?s ?gauche divine? in the 60s, Gil de Biedma liked to describe himself as a ?poet of experience? while he suffered dreadfully from the dichotomy strangling him: bourgeois and executive for a multinational by day, communist and homosexual poet by night.
Donde el olor del mar no llega / Where the Smell of the Sea Doesn’t Reach
Lilian Rosado González
Spain 
They?re losers and they don?t know it, that?s why they cling to a hope that?s always on the move and will never wait for them. Hatred and loneliness, let-downs and disproportionate loves, animals of uncertainty and desperation. Whose dreams come true lately anyway?
They?re losers and they don?t know it, that?s why they cling to a hope that?s always on the move and will never wait for them. Hatred and loneliness, let-downs and disproportionate loves, animals of uncertainty and desperation. Whose dreams come true lately anyway?
Esquivar y pegar / Dodge and Hit
Adán Aliaga, Juanjo Giménez
Spain 
Benito Eufemia trains every morning and afternoon at the tiny Ter gym in Barcelona?s Clot district. He?s 38 and is preparing for a fight. Benito?s everyday routine is frenzied. He has a night job as a discoteque ?coordinator?, is his mother?s carer, a teacher of martial arts at other gyms and is the promoter and impresario of his own fight. He?s just become a father and has to ...
Benito Eufemia trains every morning and afternoon at the tiny Ter gym in Barcelona?s Clot district. He?s 38 and is preparing for a fight. Benito?s everyday routine is frenzied. He has a night job as a discoteque ?coordinator?, is his mother?s carer, a teacher of martial arts at other gyms and is the promoter and impresario of his own fight. He?s just become a father and has to report to the lawcourts every 15 days to prove that he?s observing his conditional release. As the big day draws nearer, we follow Benito in his present-day activities while reliving his incredible past.
Estigmas / Stigmata
Adán Aliaga
Spain 
Estigmas is the story of Bruno, a rough, heavy man overly fond of drinking. His only desire is to be a normal person, but fate would have it otherwise. One day he wakens to find that his hands are starting to bleed, marking the start of a journey of redemption through suffering, pain and death. From now on he?ll have to live with his new stigmata...
Estigmas is the story of Bruno, a rough, heavy man overly fond of drinking. His only desire is to be a normal person, but fate would have it otherwise. One day he wakens to find that his hands are starting to bleed, marking the start of a journey of redemption through suffering, pain and death. From now on he?ll have to live with his new stigmata...
Fake Orgasm
Jo Sol
Spain 
Lazlo Pearlman is a conceptual artist, an activist capable of dynamiting our prejudices and dogmas on sex and identity. What is apparently an amusing reflection on lies in our sexual lives soon becomes a biting discussion on the gender theory and the constant evolution of our identity. Fake Orgasm, the first part of an ambitious multidisciplinary project on sexuality and identi...
Lazlo Pearlman is a conceptual artist, an activist capable of dynamiting our prejudices and dogmas on sex and identity. What is apparently an amusing reflection on lies in our sexual lives soon becomes a biting discussion on the gender theory and the constant evolution of our identity. Fake Orgasm, the first part of an ambitious multidisciplinary project on sexuality and identity, pierces the mind, obliging us to change our way of thinking and reconsider some of the concepts with which we were educated and grew up. We?ll have to find new drawers in which to rearrange things like our virility, our libido and our Barbie superstar.
Habitación en Roma / Room in Rome
Julio Medem
Spain 
A hotel room in the centre of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
A hotel room in the centre of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
La isla interior / The Island Inside
Dunia Ayaso , Félix Sabroso
Spain 
La isla interior is about fear of what we may inherit. About the fear of madness. Siblings and emotional castaways Gracia, Martín and Coral each try in very different ways to get by. Despite realising their need for one another, they always end up turning away, incapable of offering mutual help, largely, perhaps, because they are so alike. Each continues to fearfully dodge the...
La isla interior is about fear of what we may inherit. About the fear of madness. Siblings and emotional castaways Gracia, Martín and Coral each try in very different ways to get by. Despite realising their need for one another, they always end up turning away, incapable of offering mutual help, largely, perhaps, because they are so alike. Each continues to fearfully dodge the others when news arrives of their father?s imminent death. This occurrence will force them to confront one another, and their own selves.
El mal ajeno / For the Good of Others
Oskar Santos
Spain 
Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunised himself to others? pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over the course of a disturbing meeting, Diego is threatened with a gun. Hours later, he can only remember the sound of a bang and the strange feeling of having being hit with something more than...
Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunised himself to others? pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over the course of a disturbing meeting, Diego is threatened with a gun. Hours later, he can only remember the sound of a bang and the strange feeling of having being hit with something more than a bullet. Diego has to take an irreversible decision which will affect his own life and that of his loved ones.
María y yo / Maria and I
Félix Fernández de Castro
Spain 
María lives with her mother May, in the Canary Islands, 3,000 km from Barcelona, where Miguel Gallardo has his home. Sometimes Miguel and María go on holiday together, spending a week at a resort in southern Gran Canaria, a rather unusual setting where the guests don?t normally include a single father and his fourteen year-old autistic daughter. This is the story of one of th...
María lives with her mother May, in the Canary Islands, 3,000 km from Barcelona, where Miguel Gallardo has his home. Sometimes Miguel and María go on holiday together, spending a week at a resort in southern Gran Canaria, a rather unusual setting where the guests don?t normally include a single father and his fourteen year-old autistic daughter. This is the story of one of their trips, but above all it's an original tale, full of humour, irony and sincerity, about how to live with a disability.
Nacidas para sufrir / Born to Suffer
Miguel Albaladejo
Spain 
Nacidas para sufrir is the tale of a group of women (a sweet old lady, her religious niece, her servant and the latter?s disabled mother), all so generous and selfless that they almost compete with one another as ferocious rivals to see who can help most and make the greatest sacrifice for the others? wellbeing. And we all know the well-known saying: ?The road to hell is paved ...
Nacidas para sufrir is the tale of a group of women (a sweet old lady, her religious niece, her servant and the latter?s disabled mother), all so generous and selfless that they almost compete with one another as ferocious rivals to see who can help most and make the greatest sacrifice for the others? wellbeing. And we all know the well-known saying: ?The road to hell is paved with good intentions?...
Pájaros de papel / Paper Birds
Emilio Aragón
Spain 
Pájaros de papel is the tale of a group of vaudeville artists after the war has taken everything they havr except hunger. Together with other lost souls, the musician Jorge del Pino, the ventriloquist Enrique Corgo, the ballad singer Rocío Moliner and the orphaned Miguel form a curious family that tries to live and scrape its way through each day like any other, with its sad ...
Pájaros de papel is the tale of a group of vaudeville artists after the war has taken everything they havr except hunger. Together with other lost souls, the musician Jorge del Pino, the ventriloquist Enrique Corgo, the ballad singer Rocío Moliner and the orphaned Miguel form a curious family that tries to live and scrape its way through each day like any other, with its sad and happy moments, with the incentive of music and songs. And, when no food is forthcoming, they make do with applause. Winners and losers join forces in the search, more than for a chance in life, for something to eat or a place to sleep. But suddenly and expectedly put to the test, they have to take decisions which become a matter of survival.
El problema, testimonio del pueblo saharaui / The Problem, Testimony of the Saharawi People
Jordi Ferrer, Pablo Vidal
Spain 
Morocco doesn't want us to know what's happening in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara - an area separated from the rest of Africa by a wall measuring 2,720 km in length. The Saharawi people live under constant threat, they can't pronounce the words ?Western Sahara? or "referendum", and the situation is known as "the problem". Morocco wants to silence the occupied t...
Morocco doesn't want us to know what's happening in the occupied territories of the Western Sahara - an area separated from the rest of Africa by a wall measuring 2,720 km in length. The Saharawi people live under constant threat, they can't pronounce the words ?Western Sahara? or "referendum", and the situation is known as "the problem". Morocco wants to silence the occupied territories of the Western Sahara and, by doing so, to drown out the voice of an entire population.
Que se mueran los feos / To Hell with the Ugly
Nacho G. Velilla
Spain 
Eliseo is ugly, lame and single. He hasn?t met the woman of his life and has never known love. Nati is ugly, missing a breast and separated. She found the man of her life but, even so, has never experienced true love. Eliseo thinks that the worst of his life is still to come. Nati thinks that the best of her life is still to come. The death of Eliseo?s mother reunites them twen...
Eliseo is ugly, lame and single. He hasn?t met the woman of his life and has never known love. Nati is ugly, missing a breast and separated. She found the man of her life but, even so, has never experienced true love. Eliseo thinks that the worst of his life is still to come. Nati thinks that the best of her life is still to come. The death of Eliseo?s mother reunites them twenty years on in a last chance to find happiness and love. But... what happens when the woman of your life is married to your brother?
Rabia / Rage
Sebastián Cordero
Spain-Mexico 
José María is a bricklayer, and Rosa a live-in maid. South American immigrants, they work in Spain and have recently started going out together. José María has an explosive character and a discussion leads to a violent argument with his boss, ending with the latter?s accidental death. José María doesn?t know what to do and hides in the mansion where Rosa works without tel...
José María is a bricklayer, and Rosa a live-in maid. South American immigrants, they work in Spain and have recently started going out together. José María has an explosive character and a discussion leads to a violent argument with his boss, ending with the latter?s accidental death. José María doesn?t know what to do and hides in the mansion where Rosa works without telling anyone, not even her... Hidden in the abandoned attic, José María leads a secret life. Observing from the darkness, he witnesses the sad, lonely life of Mr. and Mrs. Torres, watching Rosa?s every move at work. Although the family are fond of Rosa, she also has to put up with a string of verbal and physical abuse. José María watches it all, unable to do anything, while his rage grows...
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Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Spain 
It?s only been minutes since the authorities lost contact with the people locked inside the building under quarantine. No-one knows exactly what?s going on inside. Outside it?s chaos... A special operations squad makes its way into the house to control and suss out the situation. It looks like a fast, easy job. But you know how these things go. Appearances can often be deceivin...
It?s only been minutes since the authorities lost contact with the people locked inside the building under quarantine. No-one knows exactly what?s going on inside. Outside it?s chaos... A special operations squad makes its way into the house to control and suss out the situation. It looks like a fast, easy job. But you know how these things go. Appearances can often be deceiving...
La terra habitada / The Inhabited Land
Anna Sanmartí
Spain 
The journey?s on. Left behind is an accumulation of sounds and images, where things are losing their names. A train takes us far away. To Mongolia. On the way, unfamiliar faces, new melodies, gestures merging into the landscape. Finding oneself in a foreign land, moving with it. A land that by undressing fills itself until inhabiting us. And from here, perhaps, recovering this ...
The journey?s on. Left behind is an accumulation of sounds and images, where things are losing their names. A train takes us far away. To Mongolia. On the way, unfamiliar faces, new melodies, gestures merging into the landscape. Finding oneself in a foreign land, moving with it. A land that by undressing fills itself until inhabiting us. And from here, perhaps, recovering this place from where to look again.
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