AN IMPASSIBLE SKY
Producers: Rocío Cabrera
Cinematography: Raquel Fernández
Editing: David Varela
Music: Jonay Armas
Cast: Jimena Gómez de Diego, Paula Gordils Carrillo, Andrea Lázaro Pacios, Jacobo Llavona Pastor, Ricardo Castellano Ruíz de la Torre, Ernesto Viñas
Western Madrid. A place where one of the bloodiest and deadliest battles of the Spanish Civil War took place. A group of teenagers research, recite, and debate on the testimonies of those soldiers who fought back then. They embrace the experiences of the veterans and the dead.
Meanwhile, the film mutates, adapts, and evolves through their eyes. They are part of a new generation open to critically discuss and review education and historical memory in the midst of a polarized country.
Music: nara is neus, Valentí Adell
Although the oceans make up more than 70% of the Earth’s surfice, until now only a very small part of the seabed has been mapped. However, in recent years, the mapping of these spaces has accelerated due to different economic, geopolitical and scientific interests, determined to build a “new continent” to be explored and exploited underwater. Liquid Ground is a video essay that uses the ocean floor and its current cartography to talk about colonialism, ecology and representation. Shaped by a wide variety of found material —from the illustrations of the first worldwide oceanographic expedition to current technologies and visions related to the ocean floor— Liquid Ground functions as a reminder of the liquid grounds that make up and sustain the planet. Moreover, it is a call to disobeying the stability of the arbitrary, extractive and limiting lines that are mapped across the world. Like any other form of knowledge, Liquid Ground is also a set of riddles.
Producers: Nerea Barros, Hernán Zin, Ana Pincus, Xavi Font
Writter: Nerea Barros
Cinematography: Raquel Fernández
Editing: Julia Juániz
Sound: David Machado
Cast: Margiyana Anuarbekova, Saymbetov Anuarbek
The transmission of the legacy of a grandfather to his granddaughter through a sea that is no longer there.
NEST OF BIRDS
Writters: Lucía Estévez, Manu Estévez
Cinematography: Ariadna Cordal, Dani Cornes
Editing: Lucía Estévez, Brandán Cerviño
Music: Xavier Bértolo, Golpes Bajos
Cast: Manu Estévez, Diego Anido, María Tasende
The sparrows make their way through the machinery, into the exhaust pipes, the open engines or the seats of the cars on the third floor. In the early morning, when they hear the opening of the big gate, they fly quickly to get inside. Today the garage is a safe place for them, just as it was once for my father in the 1980s.
NO RIVER PROTECTS ME FROM MYSELF
Producers: Gonzalo E. Veloso, Carla Andrade
Editing: Carla Andrade, Carlos Martínez-Peñalver
Music: Carlos Suárez Sánchez
Cast: Blanca Andrade Olivié
No river protects me from myself takes as its starting point the mysterious theft of filmed material shot in the Congo Basin rainforest. The material offers a response to conflicts arising from the fragile and transsubjective encounter with the “non-self”, which can only be practised or experienced: if you try to virtualise it, it ceases to exist.
Producers: Rodrigo Areias, Beli Martínez
Cinematography: Mauro Herce
Editing: Jorge Jacome
Cast: Agustina Muñoz, Diana Dieguez, Susana Abreu
Galician Premiere (Out of Competition)
Who is Sycorax? The first of all characters in William Shakespeare´s “The Tempest” to set foot on the island of the play.
The problem is that Sycorax has no voice. She is barely mentioned by Prospero as a crooked, old, wicked witch who vilely locked Ariel, the spirit of the air, in a tree.
But why would she lock Ariel in a tree? Here, we wouldn’t believe Prospero so much.
TATTOOED ON OUR EYES WE CARRY THE AFTERTASTE (Tatuado nos ollos levamos o pouso)
Cinematography: Diana Toucedo
Sound: Oriol Gallart
Editing: Diana Toucedo
The shellfish gatherers of Redondela strive every day of the tide to sow, dig and care for the threshold between the sea and the sand. In symbiosis, a collective consciousness and affection emerge from their bodies, their gestures and their words.
THE FUTURE IS FOR THE GOATS (O futuro é das cabras)
Cast: Susín Méndez, Luis López, Pablo López, Nemesio Osorio, Imara Ishuiza, Alexia Méndez, Helena Gil, Yolanda Álvarez
Óliver Laxe brings us closer to his immediate world: A Vilela, where he tries to build his life’s project while reflecting on spirituality, the simple and the symbolic, on the soil in which our future is rooted. The return to the agricultural sector is a metaphor for how to care for the landscape, and to let ourselves be cared for by it.
THE LAST OF ARGANEO (EL ÚLTIMO DE ARGANEO)
Writers: Lorena Gallardo, David Vázquez
Cinematography: Humberto Novoa, David Vázquez
Editing: David Vázquez
Music: Edilberto Rodríguez
Cast: Edilberto Rodríguez
“I’m from the country, I’m from Cabreirés, I’m from here. And I have pride and love for my traditions and for my things…”
THE SKY IS BLUE WITH ONE SOLE CLOUD (El cielo es azul con una sola nube)
Music: Fernando Areal
Trabajo de corte experimental en el que el autor recupera material de la boda de sus padres para explorar la memoria ajena. Trata de combinar la abstracción con una aproximación documental a la historia de su familia.
THE SOWER OF STARS
Cinematography: Lois Patiño
Editing: Lois Patiño
Sound: Xabier Erkizia
Voices: Yumiko Teramoto, Tetsuro Mareda
Distant lights draw the city. Shining ships arrive with sleeping people and the night turns liquid.
The sower of stars wakes them up and they travel through the city, talking about this and that, while saying goodbye to everything.
TO WRITE THE IMPOSSIBLE (Escribir lo imposible)
Producers: Simone G. Saibene
Writter: Simone G. Saibene
Cinematography: Jairo Iglesias
Editing: Fran Barba
Music: Paolo ‘Apollo’ Negri
Cast: Juan Tallón, Marta Vázquez, Helena Tallón Vázquez, Andrea Aguilar, Pablo Araujo, Ramón Tallón
Juan Tallón (Vilardevós, Ourense,1975) spends all day writing, especially when he isn’t writing. He collaborates with El País, Jot Down, El Progreso and Cadena Ser. In 2020, two weeks before confinement, he presented ‘Rewind’ (Anagrama), a book set in Lyon about the fragility of life, unexpected blows and things that are lost forever. This documentary tells the story of the process of creating ‘Rewind’, his latest novel ‘Masterpiece’, and how the new reality ended up taking over from fiction.
WELCOME TO MA MAISON
Producers: Laura Doval, Suso López, Andrés Goteira, Alberto Díaz, Adrián Folgueira
Cinematography: Lucia C. Pan
Editing: Andrés Goteira
Cast: Igor Fernández, Angel Sala, Nacho Ozores, Suso López, Andrés Goteira
Igor does NOT want to rob a jewelry store. Igor is NOT obsessed with hands. Igor is NOT a fan of director Nicolas Winding Refn. Igor does NOT wear Christmas sweaters. Igor is NOT Igor (and this is NOT a mockumentary).
Producers: Julia Aranda, Nicolás Solís
Cinematography: Alejandro Rodríguez, Fran Lozano
Editing: Ainhoa Cruz
Cast: Basilio Rodríguez, Remedios Diéguez, Ana Campos
Through the gallery of a cell phone, the documentary reflects on the relationships between memory and the archive that we generate every day.