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films

4

april
Wednesday

8.40pm

Filmhouse

Edinburgh

maria converses

María Conversa

Maria Converses follows the actress Blanca Portillo on her creative process as she prepares to incarnate Maria of Nazareth in the play Mary’s Testament”by Colm Tóibín and under the direction of Agustin Villaronga. The character begins to take shape during rehearsals, we witness every stage of this process; the building of the scenography and the decisions of mise en scène, costumes and lightning, as well as the discoveries and challenges that both, the actress and the director, face by bringing life to the text. 

The director Lydia Zimmerman, producer Javier Pérez Santana and distributor Johanna Tonini will be with us for a Q&A after the film. 

Before the screening we invite all ticket holders to celebrate the opening of IberoDocs 2018 with a pre-reception at The Cuckoo’s Nest.

Director: Lydia Zimmermann 

Country: Spain

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 61 min

Format: Digital
Languaje: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

Age certificate: PG

 
 

6

april
Friday

8.25pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

chavela

Chavela

Did Chavela really creep into women’s bedrooms like Ava Gardner late at night to steal them away from their husbands? Did she pack a pistol she sometimes shot off just for fun? Or have epic drinking binges with friends that started on Friday and ended the following Wednesday? Did she spend a year living with Frida Kahlo and having a passionate romance with her? Chavela’s joyful, painful, musical and deeply spiritual journey to self-acceptance is the heart and soul of this documentary.

An arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

Followed by the screening of short documentary film Sununú: The Revolution of Love and a debate around LGBTQ+ issues with Miss Annabel Sings & Agent Cooper of Dive Queer Party, Susana Guardiola (Filmmaker) and Jo Clifford (writer and performer).

Director: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi 

Country: USA

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 90 min

Format: Digital

Languaje: Spanish & English with English subtitles 

Documentary

Age certificate: 12A

 

SUNUNÚ: THE REVOLUTION OF LOVE

Sununú: The Revolution of Love

This film is an intimate and touching portrayal of a couple getting to grips with parenthood while they challenge complex ideas of gender roles. With exclusive access to the new family in its earliest days, we see how this remarkable duo balance parenting with a career in activism.

Followed by a debate around LGBTQ+ issues with Miss Annabel Sings & Agent Cooper of Dive Queer Party, Susana Guardiola (Filmmaker) and Jo Clifford (writer and performer). 

Director: Olivia Crellin 

Country: United Kingdom/Ecuador 

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 24 min

Format: Digital

Languaje: Spanish with English subtitles

Short Documentary  

Age certificate: PG

8.25pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

april
Friday

6

 

8

april
Sunday

6.00pm

Filmhouse

Edinburgh

Jerico,

The Infinite Flight of Days

Jericó, el infinito vuelo de los días 

Jerico, The Infinite Flight of Days is a kaleidoscopic series of portraits of women living in the Colombian village of Jericó.

This delicate and musical journey weaves together the everyday encounters and conversations of women of different ages and backgrounds, revealing their personal stories, inner lives, wisdom, and senses of humour.

The documentary presents an intimate, feminine view of the region, celebrating and preserving the authenticity of the female spirit in Antioquian culture, a small slice of Colombia’s deliciously diverse intangible cultural heritage.

Followed by the IberoDocs Closing Party at Akva!

Director: Catalina Mesa 

Country: Colombia 

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 78 min

Format: Digital

Languaje: Spanish with English subtitles 

Documentary

Age certificate: PG

7

Our Last Tango 

Un tango más

A story of love between the two most famous dancers within the history of Tango along with the story of their tremendous love for Tango. María Nieves Rego (81) and Juan Carlos Copes (84) met when they were 14 and 17, and danced together for nearly fifty years.

Now, at the end of their lives, Juan and María are willing to open up about their love, their hatred and their passion.

Join us after the film for IberoDocs party at Boteco Do Brasil to dance the night away! Free entrance for ticket holders. 

APRIL
Saturday

8.45pm

Filmhouse

Edinburgh

Director: German Kral 

Country: Germany/Argentina 

Year: 2015

Total Duration: 85 min

Format: Digital

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

Age certificate: 12A

 

6

april
Friday

4.00pm

Hunter Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh College of Art 

Voices from Mozambique 

Voces desde Mozambique

The faces of Mozambican women are full of untold, silenced stories... Voices from Mozambique rescues the voices of African women who struggle, every day, to bring development to Africa. Five stories which represent the life cycle of women, and the shadow of a legend reincarnated in all of them: Josina Machel, the first Mozambican heroine and guerrilla fighter, who fought for independence and women’s rights. Women who continue to demand a voice by evoking the voice of Josina and making it their own.

 

The director Susana Guardiola will be with us for a Q&A after the film. The screening will be preceded by Susana Guardiola’s Masterclass. 

The screening will be followed by a performance by Ramuyapiko at Wee Red Bar.

Director: Susana Guardiola & Françoise Polo

Country: Spain/Portugal/Mozambique 

Year: 2011

Total Duration: 96 min

Format: Digital

Language: English, Portuguese and Changana with English subtitles 

Documentary 

 

7

april
Saturday

4.00pm

Adam’s House Lecture Theatre 

Edinburgh

DonKeyote 

Donkeyote 

Manolo has a simple life in Southern Spain and two loves: his animals, in particular his donkey Gorrión (“Sparrow”), and his walks through nature. Against the advice of his doctor, he decides to plan one last walk in the US, the brutal 2200 mile Trail of Tears.

But not without his donkey. Overcoming the small obstacle of shipping a donkey, Manolo’s chronic arthritis, a history of heart attacks, and Gorrión’s fear of water are just a few matters to take care of. As their adventure continues, Manolo’s wondrous friendship with his animals finds a beautiful equilibrium. Will they find the American West? More importantly, will they be able to see life as it is, and not as it should be?

The director Chico Pereira will be with us for a Q&A after the film.

Director: Chico Pereira 

Country: Germany/UK/Spain 

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 85 min

Format: Digital

Language: Spanish with English subtitles 

Documentary

Chico Pereira's Special

 
 

7

april
Saturday

1.30pm

Adam’s House Lecture Theatre 

Edinburgh

Pablo’s Winter 

El invierno de Pablo

Pablo represents the last generation of Almadén mercury miners, an age-old profession with over 2,000 years of history.

Through a straightforward depiction of life’s everyday moments, Pablo’s Winter explores the decay of the local mining culture, but above all, pays homage to its real protagonists: the miners and their families.

The director Chico Pereira will be with us for a Q&A after the film. 

Director: Chico Pereira 

Country: Spain

Year: 2012

Total Duration: 76 min

Format: Digital

Language: Spanish with English subtitles 

Documentary

Chico Pereira's Special

 

8

april
Sunday
May
Friday

4

1.30pm

Grassmarket Centre 

Edinburgh

7.30pm

CCA

Glasgow

Jonas and the Backyard Circus

Jonas e o Circo sem Lona

Jonas is a 13 years old boy and the dream of his

life is to maintain the circus that he created in his backyard. Born in a travelling circus, his family decided some years ago to leave it behind and to settle down in a violent neighborhood on the outskirts of Salvador, in the North of Brazil.

Jonas never was adjusted to the new lifestyle, so he created his own circus, a real one, in his backyard. But maintaining it is getting harder and harder. Jonas is growing up and adolescence imposes upon him mercilessly with thousands of new challenges. So, what do we do with our dreams when we grow up?

The screening in Edinburgh will be followed by a workshop on Afro-Brazilian dances by Andrea Ewerton and also a workshop on Physical Expression through music by Liliana Fonseca.

Join us after the film in Glasgow for the IberoDocs dance party at Boteco Do Brasil to dance the night away! Free entrance for ticket holders. 

Director: Paula Gomes 

Country: Brazil 

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 81 min

Format: Digital

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Documentary

Age certificate: U

 

Short films 

by emerging female filmmakers

In collaboration with Bendita tú, Women Being, Fem Tour Truck and Filmoteca Castilla y León (Spain), IberoDocs presents a variety of styles of documentary short films directed by emerging female filmmakers. From poetic, observational or reflexive, to performative and experimental.

Alongside the short films, the artists "Amy and Saya" will amaze us with their beautiful acrobalance performance. 

5

april
Thursday

8.00pm

Out of the Blue Drill Hall 

Edinburgh

The daughters of violence (Las hijas de la violencia), Laura Juliana Ramírez, Mexico, 11’33’’ (Documentary) 

"The daughters of violence" is a short documentary that portrays the work of a collective that lives in Mexico City and whose main mission is to denounce street harassment.

Vicenta (Vicenta), Carla Valencia, Ecuador, 5’15’’ (Animation)

A woman from the countryside migrates from Bolivia to Chile where she washes clothes to earn a living. She faces poverty by herself while becoming a single mother. Years later, during Pinochet's military dictatorship her elder son is detained and becomes a political prisoner.

Artificio (Artifice), Marisa Benito, Spain, 1’40’’ (Video Art)

 The woman is no longer a whole: she is a fragmented body, she is a face without an identity diluted in the cosmetic artifice. The invisible side of the woman is shown surrounded by mystery and distance between natural elements that recreate a dramatic and disturbing atmosphere. In the social construction of the perfect woman, the male voyeur gaze intervenes, which is mainly what has generated and molded the myth.

The onion is present (The onion is present), Katrina Biurrun, Spain, 4’53’’ (Performance)

“The onion is present“ is a metaphor of Marina Abramovic’s work “The Onion” (1996). Disgusted with Abramovic's discrimination regarding certain vegetables, their victim monologues and their pseudo-mysticism, Katrina Biurrun prepared and performed “The onion is present“, a tragi-comic video-performance in three acts.

 

Using the roots of her people, her invented language, the rural experience of Pontevedra and her trans-formation in Yasmina the Sicilian she aims to obtain the opposite effect of the successful performer: understanding an onion as healthy food and not as self-punishment.

Romantic Animal (Animal romántico), Elisa Juri, Argentina, 13’ (Video Art)

Records of an era of travel through Central America. A woman travels alone, meets men, falls in love with some, meets her sister, they fight and become friends again. She meets his mother, she vomits, she finds herself.

Naranjita (Naranjita), Carla Gutiérrez Yáñez, Argentina, 13’ (Documentary)

 Naranjita, an older woman, has been taking care of the cars of a block of the macrocenter of Córdoba for four years. While waiting for the payment of each car, she spends her time listening to the radio, lost between traffic and passers-by.

The two halves (Las dos mitades), Gwenn Joyaux, Argentina, 3’ 40” (Essay)

 Aristotle, Cleopatra and Darwin considered earthworms essential, even sacred creatures. But the only thing we learn about earthworms it's that if someone cut them in half, they will regenerate. This story demystifies that belief. This is a story about someone who was cut in two when she was born, but only one half made it through. The half with the head survived, as earthworms do.

My life before me (Mi vida antes de mi), Marta Presa, Spain, 27’20’’ (Documentary)
During a period of three years, my earliest childhood, my father lived with me. We were a family of four, of which only testimonies remain in video and photographs. Ruins. There are only memories, gaps, spaces in doubt and the blurred image of a father figure that, as the years go by, fades more and more. It is here, when I make a turning point in my life, that I decide to explore that absent figure and try to make a portrait of a person who should be one of the pillars of my life, but is a complete unknown.

 

5

may
Saturday

1.30pm

CCA  

Glasgow

Sanã 

Sanã 

In the Lençóis Island, located in the state of Maranhão (Brazil), Sanã, an albino boy, lives surrounded by land in all parties. In an environment with many dunes and virtually no shade, he has nowhere to escape.

A small body lost in the immensity of the place, which almost mimics the white landscape it inhabits. The ponds fill and dry according to the seasons. The tides move in throughout the day. The transience, the sun, the wind, the sand... Sanã explores this microcosm, and there builds its private universe. The boy and the landscape. Life exposed to sun and wind. 

Director: Marcos Pimentel  

Country: Brazil 

Year: 2013

Total Duration: 18 min

Format: Digital

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Documentary Short Film

5

may
Saturday

1.30pm

CCA  

Glasgow

Artemio 

Artemio 

Artemio was born in U.S.A. Now he lives in a small town in Guerrero with
 his mother and his new family.

 

Despite his roots in Mexico, he still doesn’t feel like a part of it. Together, they will show us a reality where the distance from those they left behind will come to life in every phone call.

Director Sandra Luz López Barroso will be with us for a Skype Q&A after the film. 

Director: Sandra Luz López Barroso   

Country: Mexico 

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 48 min

Format: Digital

Language: Spanish with English subtitles 

Documentary

 
 

5

may
Saturday

Girls of Uchitu'u 

Las niñas de Uchitu'u 

Between the fine desert dust and the vast Caribbean Sea, runs the daily lives of Sonia and Yelitza, two Wayuu girls, that grow in the midst of the ancient traditions of their native community and the presence of practices that the white foreigners have brought, putting at risk the preservation of the ancestral culture. 

Director: Helena Salguero Vélez   

Country: Colombia 

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 28 min

Format: Digital

Language: Wayuunaiki with English subtitles  

Documentary Short Film 

3.30pm

CCA  

Glasgow

5

may
Saturday

3.30pm

CCA  

Glasgow

Cat’s Cradle 

Cama de Gato

When we first met Joana she seemed a ceramic doll, small, fragile, with a ribbon on her head. Slowly she started to deconstruct herself, revealing a charming complexity. The duality between strength and fragility, freedom and imprisonment, joy and sadness... completely overwhelmed us. The intimacy and complicity raised between us allowed us to fictionalize her life, and make this special, unclassifiable film. 

Director: Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra    

Country: Portugal 

Year: 2012

Total Duration: 57 min

Format: Digital

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles   

Documentary 

 
 

5

may
Saturday

5.30pm

CCA  

Glasgow

Prîara Jô, After the Egg, the War

Prîara Jô, Depois do Ovo, a Guerra

The Panará children present their universe on a day of childhood play in the village. The time of the war is over, but it is still alive in the children’s imagination.

After Saturday’s screening we invite all ticket holders to celebrate the closing of IberoDocs 2018 with a reception at CCA’s Saramago café. 

Director: Komoi Panará and Paturi Panará     

Country: Brazil 

Year: 2008

Total Duration: 15 min

Format: Digital

Language: Panará with English subtitles    

Documentary Short Film  

5

may
Saturday

5.30pm

CCA  

Glasgow

Everyone in Hawaii Has a 6-pack Already

Everyone in Hawaii Has a 6-pack Already 

Teenagers lie in the black, warm sand, the soft glowing backlight of the deep sun makes them look beautiful. They horse around like children, flirt and chat about future plans. Barely grown together as a group of individuals they will be torn apart next summer. They are forced to leave their home in the Atlantic Ocean, La Gomera, the second smallest island of the Canaries. This clique will be split up across the archipelago and Europe, some of them have German, English or Italian roots. Experiences turning into memories. Identities in the making.

Director Marvin Hesse will be with us for a Q&A after the film.

Director: Marvin Hesse      

Country: Spain/Germany  

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 58 min

Format: Digital

Language: Spanish with English subtitles     

Documentary