Documentaries have contributed significantly to the development of realism in films. This new strand features the latest productions of filmmakers whose documentaries have been successfully premiered at previous editions of IberoDocs, and who have moved from documentaries made with fictional elements to fiction films with a realistic or documentary approach.
We remain true to the flexible nature of the documentary genre and evolve along the way, by supporting those artists who take risks.
This new strand includes screenings of archival material, as well as classical films presented with an artistic twist. We look into re-interpreting history with a new gaze.
The strand features the legacy of two of the most famous proponents of Spanish cinema and literature spanning the pre- and post-Civil War periods: Luis Buñuel and Miguel Delibes; with 2020 being the centenary of the latter’s birth.
"IberoDocs Edinburgh, is forged by the strength of its volunteers. It exudes hope and vitality thanks to a group of cinema enthusiasts who are passionate about real stories and who are fighters, but above all women-fighters. Thanks to them our culture survives and thrives. Yes, it is a necessary battle. I also had the opportunity to give a Masterclass at the Scottish Documentary Institute, a place with inevitable resonances to Grierson, Cavalcanti, Flaherty, Rotha etc. All of it in the dark closes and alleys of Edinburgh's Old Town, where memory is entangled like ivy into the present. To the entire team of IBERODOCS and its director Mar Felices and to Noe Mendelle from the Scottish Documentary Institute, my sincere gratitude!"
Ricardo Iscar - Documentary Filmmaker
Winnie Brook Young
PROGRAMMER (Multistory Film)
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