Spain

Onboard a ferry, a group of passengers cross a river from one side to the other. Manuel Muñoz Rivas’ reflexive, oneiric cine-voyage unfolds as a series of elliptical vignettes in a gently shifting landscape of light and shadows. Through a vaporous fog and half-heard voices we encounter a cast of characters suspended in a floating space. On the water time is expanding and the destination is deferred – motion itself, and the transporting power of images becoming, perhaps, the only certainty.

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25 mins

Amalia Ulman’s debut feature is a dark comedy. El Planeta explores contemporary poverty, deception, class, and escapism through a tender mother-daughter relationship, played by Ulman and her real-life mother.

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81 mins

A study in film and sound of two 16th century fortified cities: Berwick in the North East of England and Pamplona in the Navarre region of the North of Spain.

Enceindre is a 2018 Festival commission and first collaboration between artist-filmmaker Luke Fowler and sound recordist Chris Watson.

The commission is supported by LUMA Foundation, OUTSET Scotland and Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council

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30 mins

The Year of the Discovery

(El año del descubrimiento)

In 1992,the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Expo were held in Spain. However, in the south-eastern town Cartagena, the protests sparked by the industrial crisis became increasingly violent and resulted in a mass uprising that culminated in the burning of the Autonomous Community’s parliament.

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200 mins

Rights of Man

(Derechos del hombre)

The Great Indomitable Circus prepares the premiere of their new performance ‘Rights of Man’. Setting up tent in a sleepy northern Spanish town, they devise changes in the style of their show. But their days become mired in meandering vaudevillian arguments, analysing the grandeur of the landscape, the simplicity of the native architecture or the quality of each other’s performances. After much back-and-forth, they end up sticking to their original script. —Juan Rodrigáñez

Introduction by filmmaker Juan Rodrigáñez
The film will be preceded by the 2019 Berwick New Cinema Competition award presentation

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76 mins

The Golden Legend

(Leyenda dorada)

A summer day at the swimming pool of the village of Montánchez, Spain. From above, Our Lady of Consolation of the Castle keeps her watchful gaze. —Chema García Ibarra & Ion de Sosa

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11 mins

A study in film and sound of two 16th century fortified cities: Berwick in the North East of England and Pamplona in the Navarre region of the North of Spain.

Enceindre is a 2018 Festival commission and first collaboration between artist-filmmaker Luke Fowler and sound recordist Chris Watson.

The commission is supported by LUMA Foundation, OUTSET Scotland and Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council

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30 mins

Vampir – Cuadecuc is a work of pure alchemy. Pere Portabella creates a ravishing masterpiece shot on the set of Jesús Franco and Christopher Lee’s Count Dracula.

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75 mins

Set in the Basque Country in 2015, where police arrests are on the decrease and public opinion normalised. One night, a non-nationalist politician receives a death threat; meanwhile a young woman dies as the result of being caught up in a Basque Regional Police attack.

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17 mins