Galician Cinema

A Raia The Border

29’ / 2012 / GALICIA - PORTUGAL

Directed and produced by: Iván Castiñeiras
Cinematography: Jorge Quintela, Alberto Centeno, Iván Castiñeiras
Editing: Iván Castiñeiras
Sound: Iván Castiñeiras
Music: "O Lavrador" by Carlos Gonçalves & Maria Adelaide Rodrigues.


Recorded by Ernesto Veiga de Oliveira, February 1961, Moimenta
Production company: Os Filmes do Caracol

"A Raia" is the border which divides the southeast of Galicia (Spain) from the northeast of Portugal. It is a montaineous area with an extream climate. A land of the interior, a land of farmers. The villages in this area have been forgotten by the story, at the periphery of each nation. These are only some of the circunstances which made and still make this place and its people exceptional and their stories as valuable as unknown.

Iván Castiñeiras

Camping Wesertal

29' / 2013 / GALICIA - BELGIUM

Directed and produced by: Hugo Amoedo
Cinematography: Juanita Rodríguez Onzaga
Edited by: Irene Bartolomé Valenzuela
Sound: María Pérez


Camping Wesertal, a land of a couple of hectares near Eupen, a small town in the germanic-french speaking region of Belgium. Former oil trader and land-owner Jacques Doum must coexist and try to get along throughout the year with the new inhabitants of this place, who have decided to set their caravans here for good. A film that tries to approach the day-to-day life of these characters in a poetic way. Camping Wesertal is a Wallon Western Documentary that takes place in the Valley of Vesdre, in the 21st century.

Hugo Amoedo

O Quinto Evanxeo de Gaspar Hauser
The Fifth Gospel os Kaspar Hauser

61' / 2013 / GALICIA

Directed by: Alberto Gracia
Cinematography: Mauro Herce
Editing: Alberto Gracia, Diana Toucedo
Sound: Alberto Gracia, Enrico Fiocco
Producers: Oliver Laxe, Felipe Lage Coro
Production company: Zeitun Films


Cast: Josecho, Sara García, Oliver Laxe, Nando Vázquez, Alberto Gracia, Pedro Soler, Quique Amil

Here is a new episode of the adventures of the enfant sauvage Kaspar Hauser together with his inseparable and loved wooden horse. On this occasion Kaspar, an untenable subject, possesses the personality of five archetypical figures: a sadomasochist dwarf, a seductive maiden, a cynic and despotic fellow, a romantic sailor and a pathetic batman that, in this movie is played by the director himself. This is a portrait of an antihero dressed in robe and slippers, a compulsive smoker, a true image of the maladjustments that so well depict the state of a disappointed humanity, one that is given to thinking, one that belongs to this world, but, yet, it never does so.

Zeitun Films


20' / 2013 / GALICIA - SWEDEN

A film by: Eloy Domínguez Serén
A young Galician filmmaker keeps a film diary about his first months as an immigrant in Sweden, where he works as a construction labourer.


The author uses the thorough filming of his work in construction as a metaphor to reflect about the construction of his own new identity as a migrant. This short film combines work settings with domestic scenes and free time situations, drawing parallels among his life as a labourer, as an immigrant and as a filmmaker.

Eloy Domínguez Serén

Spaces of Time #1

15' / 2013 / GALICIA

A film by: David Hernández
Producers: Alex Penabalde, David Hernández
Music: Xesús Valle
Production Company: Adarme Visual


The work revolves around the observation of city of Vigo as scene lived by people and unanimated elements in continuous transformation. Images, sounds and music describing from a subjective point of view the city as a coexisted place where we meet relations between people, animals and objects.

Adarme Visual

VidaExtra ExtraLife

96' / 2013 / GALICIA

A film by: Ramiro Ledo
Music: Malandrómeda

Peter Weiss' The Aesthetics of Resistance meets a General Strike in Barcelona on september 2010.


That night's discussions will be put into question by five anonymous friends who are no longer adolescents nor communist militants and yet also try to oppose the state of things, as did the protagonists of Weiss's novel.

Ramiro Ledo

Ecos de lo Urbano Urban Echoes

12' / 2013 / GALICIA

Direction, editing and production: José Ignacio Canosa Vaquero
Script: Paula Giménez and Monika Bysina
Cinematography: Gemma Roges, Angello Faccini and José Ignacio Canosa
Sound: Sandra Ramionet
Editing Assistant: Andrea de la vega and Javier Fuentes

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Among the several waves of migration that Barcelona has seen, there is one that stands for its own: that of the 60's. Dozens of thousands of inhabitants that came mostly from the countryside arrived to the city. These young workers of that time have nowadays become retired citizens who, despite having lived most of his life in the city, do not forget their rural background. Some of them decide to grow abandoned lands that appear among the urban infrastructure of the peripheral industrial areas of the city, where control on these lands is more flexible.

Several “urban garden plots” appear, places that keep the memory and the land working methods of a whole generation that suffered a rural exodus alive. Places that question our perception of the city.

José Antonio Canosa Vaquero