In a small town in Chile, rural life deals with the electric grid that provides power to the rest of the country. A child ventures out among hundreds of transmission towers and thermoelectric power plants and giving himself over to chasing rabbits. In the darkness, the threatening presence of the large-scale industrial complex reveals the workings of an unequal system.
With an eclectic ensemble of queer performers, the film is transdisciplinary in every sense of the word: music, dance, archival footage, tableaux, opera, and performance art are layered in ethereal piece subverting all boundaries. Focusing on an atemporal night in Boston’s oldest gay bar, the film follows employees and others who haunted the space. Weaving together a tapestry of anecdotes across the bar’s existence, from 1937 until 1998.
Days after giving birth to a stillborn baby, Robin’s breasts start to produce milk. Unable to throw the milk away, Robin takes the unusual decision to donate her milk. As her quest for a place to donate becomes more difficult than anticipated, more and more milk starts to crowd her freezer, relationship and life.
Year 2015. 7 years after the 2008's global economy collapse, five friends—almost in their thirties, still have to work in all kind of precarious jobs, live in infamous apartments or even move back in with their parents, while trying to create a theatre play. Another 7 years later and at the gates of a new crisis—or immersed in a crisis that never ends—the images of that precariousness and those illusions have become something poetic, specular reflections of our present.
Johannes and Gabin are young, cousins and in love with each other: their story takes place in the South of France.
Conej wants to give his girlfriend Claire the best gift in the world for their date, so he builds a rocket to take her to space; a truly unusual plan. That is why Conej will have to work very hard to persuade Claire to accept to go with him to the moon in a great and sidereal trip through the cosmos and beyond.
Malik is an adopted child that suffers racist harrasment and bullying in his school. Maider is his only friend but she also turns her back on him. Malik's parents will try to help him change his situation, but Malik just wants his friend back.
A short cross-stitched story about friendship and treason between a birdie, a baby goat and a fox inspired by a folk proverb “A friend in need is friend indeed”.
Jon returns home after a long time. There, his father has a message for him. This short film speaks about the lack of communication between members of the same family, but also about the effects of war and the risk of passing these from generation to generation.
A dolphin in free relationship with fifteen inflatable animals, a fox crazy in love with a cereal mascot, a frog practicing inflation in a latex suit at the municipal swimming pool… The furry fandom is a predominantly Anglo-Saxon community very present on the web, characterized by practices of adoration, identification, and artistic creation around zoomorphism.
Come and get lost in Gomorra, a bustling, colourful world, and harsh and savage too, where only the strongest survive. In this rugged world with its changing backdrops you have to tread very carefully indeed, because it's eat or be eaten around here, and your next step could be your last. Keep your eyes wide open to take stock of the many and varied fauna and flora around Gomorra, and allow all your senses to enjoy its scenarios brimming over with life. What crazy creatures await you? Will they be harmless? Probably not.
In a moment of ira, a father slaps his 3-year-old daughter in one of her weekly visits. He asks his older sister, Pari, to come to his house and figure out a way of hiding the incident and wounds from his ex-wife.
Kusikozu (“You'll see” in Basque). Intense experimental short film based on traditional animation. The stroke of the ink drawing is important. This animation is a changing drawing, it is not the narration of a story. In the transformation of the drawing certain elements will be mixed: abstract drawing, human figure, animals and elements of nature, trees and landscape. The cycle of life and death will take place on this journey.
A tear from a child, Malko, tells us that it does not always come out equally from the eyes of the child to which it belongs. Depending on the reason that causes the child's crying, the tear has a different appearance, in particular, she dresses differently. The child likes its tears on all occasions and the tear likes all its forms.
The legend tells that Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to live in the underworld for deceiving death and the gods. His punishment was to push a huge stone up a mountain over and over again. Every time he reached the top, the rock would roll back down in an endless loop. Again and again. Hades, the king of the underworld, sent his dog, Cerberus, to guard Sisyphus and prevent him from escaping. Cerberus would ensure his eternal sentence. This short film provides a science fiction perspective on this myth.
When a magical moon appears in the twilight, a number of time lines intertwine in the village of Manzanillo on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. The gazes of the young people and the adults combine and clash in a story in which the village is able to exist just as it is: simultaneously beautiful and forgotten, mysterious and monotonous. Like a dream or a memory, combining the documentary style with science fiction, this story conducts a search into the complexities of what it means to grow up in a place like Manzanillo.
The Miracle, a place where the sun always shines, with endless opportunities to relax and food in abundance. It’s late already when Irma checks in at the resort. As she explores the area the next morning, she quickly comes to realise that everything there is designed to facilitate families. Irma fully immerses herself in the world of the all-inclusive resort. But how do you relate to a place that constantly confronts you with the things you don’t have?
To bird or not to bird, that is the question. A critical and kaleidoscopic view of the current world told through the tragicomic and grotesque experiences of some birds.
Disillusioned by the concept of monogamy, Ben and Sophie arrange to have a threesome with a mysterious mutual acquaintance. In Ben’s half-furnished Brooklyn apartment they wait impatiently for the third to arrive. However, as day turns to night, it becomes clear that this acquaintance of theirs may never show up.
A video war consists of pitting two artists and/or groups against each other.
The battle, by way of an audiovisual performance, consists of tossing out stuff from Internet, interesting, cult stuff, priceless and fun, for a bit of a laugh. Both groups comment on the images with an audience.
On this occasion we will be homing in on the Scriptwriters vs. Directors dichotomy, a here-and-now bone of contention in the industry going back to the very beginnings of the seventh art.
In this encounter organized by Asociación Caostica and ZINEBI, and fuelled by filmmaker and cultural manager Borja Crespo, scriptwriters Rubén Ontiveros and Diego San José will work out their gripes with directors Paul Urkijo and Koldo Almandoz at Sala BBK.
Leaving her village to follow her dream of becoming an actress, Hiam Abbass also left behind her mother, grandmother and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to journey through the vanished places among the scattered memories of four generations of daring Palestinian women.
On a handmade set recreating her Casablanca neighborhood, a young Moroccan filmmaker enlists family and friends to help unearth the troubling lies built into her childhood.
Agnès Varda, iconoclastic instigator of the New Wave, reinvented what film could look like and what stories they could tell. Varda herself is an instantly recognisable figure, who we have come to know through her own lens. The film reveals a brand new perspective on the influential filmmaker’s life and work, with never-before-seen archive footage and illuminating interviews with her family, friends and collaborators.