Courtney Stephens 2022 edition, Festival, Oficial Section

Terra femme

A film essay comprised of amateur travelogues from the beginning of the 20th century. Through the first-person narration, the film treats these tapes as intimate documents and, at the same time, as collective ethnographies, and draws a new type of …

Jean-Gabriel Périot 2022 edition, Festival, Oficial Section

Returning to Reims

Based on the novel of the same name by French writer Didier Eribon, Returning to Reims uses archive footage to construct an intimate and political account of the French working class from the early 1950s to the present day.

Directed …

Sílvia Subirós 2022 edition, Festival, MemoriJove, Oficial Section

Men’s Cooking

Filmmaker Sílvia Subirós gives an alternative account of the history of cookery and women’s anonymity within it. Sílvia’s grandfather, Josep Mercader, founded El Motel in Figueres 60 years ago. This emblematic restaurant played a key role in the introduction of …

Magnus Gertten 2022 edition, Festival, Oficial Section

Nelly and Nadine

The voice of opera singer Nelly resonates in the middle of Ravensbrück concentration camp. Nelly and Nadine met for the first time at Christmas in 1944. They found each other again after liberation and were to stay together for the …

Amets Arzallus, Marc Parramon 2021 edition, Festival, MemoriJove, Oficial Section

Altsasu (Gau Hura)

The documentary begins in 2018 with 100 days to go before the trial and three of the eight young defendants have already spent a year and a half in pre-trial detention. The film captures the physical and emotional transformation of …

Meritxell Colell i Lucia Vassallo Festival, Oficial Section

Transoceánicas

Two filmmakers, the Catalan Meritxell Colell and the Argentinian Lucía Vasallo start to film their daily life and start a correspondence that keeps them in touch despite the distance. The result is a whispered conversation in which the passing of …

Macià Florit Campins 2021 edition, Festival, Oficial Section

Pedra Pàtria

Macià and Lau are two brothers born in Menorca, in the heart of the Mediterranean. Now a filmmaker, Macià is temporarily residing in the United States, while Lau has remained a farmer on the island. Separated by the ocean, the …

Firouzeh Khosrovani Festival, Oficial Section

Radiograph of a Family

The honest voice of director Firouzeh Khosrovani opens the documentary with an enigmatic statement: “My mother married a photo of my father.” This is not a metaphor. Tayi literally married a portrait of Hossein in Tehran. Firouzeh’s father was studying …

Emma Tusell 2020 edition, Festival, Oficial Section

Video Blues

The camera takes a peek at a mother and two daughters in a car, interrupting them midsentence. Shots of a mountain view and an airplane. What we are seeing are a family’s holiday videos from the 80s, when another layer …

Antonio Alonso 2020 edition, Festival, Memorimage Online, Oficial Section

El abogado

On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, Ignacio Echeverría confronted the terrorists who attacked the London Bridge with his skateboard as only weapon. He managed to save the life of a young French woman and a British policeman helping others to look …