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films

 

BRAZILIAN FOCUS

11

april
Thursday

8.35pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

Òrun Àiyé - The creation of the world

Òrun Àiyé - A Criação do Mundo

Grandfather Bira (Carlos Betão) tells his granddaughter Luna (Fernanda Crescencio) how the African gods Olodumaré (João Miguel), Orunmilá (Jorge Washington), Oduduwa (Fábio de Santana), Oxalá (Carlinhos Brown), Nanã, and Exú worked together to create the Earth and all the human beings.

Followed by the film Ex-Shaman

Before the screening of Òrun Àiyé - The Creation of the World + Ex-Shaman we invite all ticketholders to celebrate the opening reception of IberoDocs 6th edition at Rose Theatre Edinburgh 

Director: Jamile Coelho and Cintia Maria 

Country: Brazil 

Year: 2015

Total Duration: 12 min

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Animation

Scottish Premiere

11
18
april
Thursday
may
Saturday

8.35pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

7.30pm

CCA
Glasgow

Ex-Shaman

Ex-Pajé

The uncontacted tribe from Amazônia ‘Paiter Surui’ has been encroached by modernity since its first contact with the white man in 1969. Smartphones, electricity, gas tanks, guns, and Facebook replace traditional forms of life. In the midst of this new world, an ex-shaman who was forced into evangelical christianity struggles to cure the suffering people of his village and faces the wrath of spirits of the forest, who are upset he has abandoned them.

Preceded by Òrun Àiyé - The Creation of the World

Claudia Gonçalves, co-founder of the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre and the Planetary Healing Centre - holistic wellbeing centre, and Dr Tatiana Heise, Lecturer at Hispanic Studies, University of Glasgow will be with us for a post-screening discussion in Edinburgh. 

Director: Luiz Bolognesi

Country: Brazil

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 80 min

Language: Portuguese, Tupi Monde with English subtitles

Documentary

Scottish Premiere

12
19
april
Friday
may
Sunday 

8.20pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

5.00pm

CCA

Glasgow

Yorimatã

Yorimatã

Voted one of the best films of 2015 by Brazilian critics and audiences, this documentary about composers, singers and multi-instrumentalists Luhli and Lucina, whose songs were recorded by big names of Brazilian popular music such as Nana Caymmi and Ney Matogrosso. Set in the height of the hippie movement of 1970s, it focuses on their music, their alternative life-style, and their search for freedom.

Edinburgh Screening: 

Preceded by Forró Dance performance by Jemima and Iris (Bora Forró Edinburgh)

Rafael Saar (Director) and Giulia Drummond (musician and partner of Luhli) will be with us for a Q&A after the film. 

Join us after the film for a Brazilian-Forró party at Boteco do Brasil Edinburgh  where Giulia D. will perform for us. Free for ticketholders. 

 

Glasgow Screening: 

Celebrates the closing of the festival in Glasgow along with the team and guests at Mango Tropical after the film. Free for ticketholders. 

Director: Rafael Saar

Country: Brazil

Year: 2014

Total Duration: 116 min

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Documentary

Scottish Premiere

14

april
Sunday

3.00pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

Divine Divas

Divine Divas

Divine Divas portrays eight Brazilian transvestite performers and drag artists of the 1960’s who revolutionised the sexual behavior and challenged the conservatism of this time. One of the first stages to feature men dressed as women was the rival theatre, run by Américo Leal, grandfather of the director.

They bravely challenged rigid morals at the height of a military dictatorship, and created a defining moment in the struggle for human rights and individual freedom in the Brazil of yesterday and today. 

Jo Clifford (writer and performer) and Dr Tatiana Heise, Lecturer at Hispanic Studies, University of Glasgow will be with us for a post-screening discussion.  

Director: Leandra Leal

Country: Brazil 

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 110 min

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Documentary 

Scottish Premiere

19

april
Friday

6.00pm

50 George Sq
Edinburgh

Who is Bárbara Virgínia? 

Quem é Bárbara Virgínia?

Bárbara Virgínia was the first Portuguese woman to direct a feature film which was promptly selected for the first edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. She was also the youngest female director at the time. However, she never received the recognition she deserved, female pioneers simply didn’t make the history books. 

Filmmaker Luísa Sequeira goes in search of this flamboyant, progressive character. 

Director: Luísa Sequeira

Country: Portugal/Brazil 

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 77 min

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

Documentary 

UK Premiere

25
april
Thursday

6.00pm

Old College
Edinburgh

Brasília: life after design

Brasília: Life After Design

A true modernist experiment, Brasília is considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Despite the ever growing population, the city plan itself cannot change. Designed for 500,000 people, now over 2.5 million live within its overcrowded borders. Brasília: Life After Design is the story of a city in conflict between its environment and its people. 

An IberoDocs event in collaboration with SEDA -Scottish Ecological Design Associations - and Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua - Portugal. 

Director: Bart Simpson

Country: Canada, UK 

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 88 min

Language: Portuguese and English with English subtitles

Documentary 

14
april
Sunday

6.30pm

Rose Theatre

Edinburgh

Yuli 

Yuli 

Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an abandoned Havana.

 

His father, however, knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and becomes the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles, originally written for white dancers.

Tickets include a pre-screening dance performance by Dan Lourenço Dance / Daniel Navarro Lorenzo and a post-screening Q&A with Tamara Van Strijthemn from Take One Action Film Festivals and the film's screenwriter Paul Laverty.

Director: Icíar Bollaín 

Country: Spain, Cuba, UK , Germany  

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 115 min

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles 

Fiction  

ANDALUSIAN FOCUS

13
april
Saturday

6.15pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

Director: Alexis Morante

Country: Spain

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 104 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

Scottish Premiere

Camaron, flamenco and revolution

Camarón, flamenco y revolución

This documentary tells the story of Camarón, the most famous legendary flamenco singer, from birth to his death in Barcelona in 1992, paying special attention to the social reality of the Gypsy community. 

Ahead of his time and criticised in his lifetime, he lived a life constantly on the edge. Now is the time to enter Camarón’s universe, to discover the man behind the myth, as it’s never been told before. Camarón left behind a vast estate yet to be discovered. His legacy is well known, and yet another one exists: unrevealed, unreleased and immeasurable... 

Join us after the film for Kiko Veneno's gig who collaborated with Camarón on the classic album La leyenda del tiempo. 

The screening will be introduced by journalist and author Alejandro Luque.


**Ticketholders will receive a discount of £5 at Kiko Veneno gig**.

In order to get the discount at the door, please send us at media@iberodocs.org an email with the ticket confirmation of the film/s so we can add you to our guest lists for Kiko Veneno gig.

13
april
Saturday

8.45pm

Filmhouse
Edinburgh

Director: Isaki Lacuesta

Country: Spain

Year: 2006

Total Duration: 110 min

Language: Spanish, Japanese with English subtitles

Documentary

Scottish Premiere

The Legend of time

La leyenda del tiempo

An elliptical blend of documentary and fiction, the multi-awarded The Legend of Time is an exploration of two lives on the native island of Spain’s legendary flamenco singer, Camarón. 

Teenager Israel Gómez Romero is growing up on Camarón's home island. Raised in a boisterous gypsy family, the lively, precocious Isra refuses to sing as he's still mourning his late, much-missed father.

 

Meanwhile, Makiko Matsumura is a twenty something Japanese woman who, fascinated by Camarón's music, impulsively moves to his birthplace so she might also learn 'Cante' singing. 

Join us after the film for Kiko Veneno's gig who collaborated with Camarón on the classic album La leyenda del tiempo. 

The screening will be introduced by journalist and author Alejandro Luque.


**Ticketholders will receive a discount of £5 at Kiko Veneno gig**.

In order to get the discount at the door, please send us at media@iberodocs.org an email with the ticket confirmation of the film/s so we can add you to our guest lists for Kiko Veneno gig.
 

25
april
Thursday

12.00pm

Teviot Lecture Theatre Doorway 5 
Edinburgh

Solar Lands

Solar Lands

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío fulfilled a dream of youth, travelling to Spain and visiting Andalusia.

 

A journey in search of the sunlight that would heal him of his chronic bronchitis and of the sadness afflicting him. An expedition in search of beauty, to the lands of the sun. 

Elena Blanco and May Silva, president and director respectively of AVA - Andalusian Audiovisual Foundation - will be with us for a post-screening discussion about Andalusian Cinema. 

For more information regarding AVA please see links below:

- Catalogue Andalusian Audiovisual Works 2018

- Andalusian Audiovisual Guide

Director: Laura Hojman

Country: Spain

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 82 min

Languaje: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary 

UK Premiere

19
may
Sunday

2.00pm

CCA 
Glasgow

The music and us

Nosotros y la música

The documentary is a captivating poem of music and images. Perhaps what is most valuable to all human beings is their drive to explore, their need to escape that compels them to run away from themselves, that dark restlessness that assails them, and that migrant bird lying in everyone attracted by every palpitation of the horizon. 

Someone said that living is wanting to live more; an appetite for enlargement; a blurred discontent that doesn't know sadness and a divine discontent that feels like being in love without a lover or a pain felt in body parts we are missing. 

The film's director Carlos Rivero will be joining us for a post-screening Q&A, thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E through the PICE’s grants.

Director: Carlos Rivero

Country: Spain

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 82 min

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles 

Documentary

UK Premiere

4

may
Saturday

4.00pm

Rose Theatre
Edinburgh

The burghers of Calais, the last border

Los burgueses de Calais, la última frontera

The last few years of the life inside the Calais refugee camp, The Jungle, are seen through the eyes of a woman who translates texts in a small apartment in the port of Calais. A film about the continuous flow of life. 

Tamara Van Strijthem from Take One Action and Noe Mendelle from Scottish Documentary Institute will be with us for a post-screening discussion.

 

In collaboration with Take One Action Film Festivals

Director: Jesús Armesto 

Country: Spain 

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 89 min

Language: Spanish,French, Catalan with English subtitles

Documentary 

UK Premiere

4

18

may
Saturday
may
Saturday

7.00pm

Rose Theatre 
Edinburgh

4.00pm

CCA
Glasgow

Director: Jesús Armesto 

Country: Spain 

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 94 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary 

UK Premiere

The keys to memory

Las llaves de la memoria

Sofía, a young college student, starts working on her thesis about discovering the true Andalusian history. Intuitive and sensitive, she embarks on a journey that will lead her to the evocation of the silence lying in ruins and historical sites, and to unknown revelations uncovered thanks to conversations with specialists of the field. 

A reflective work that contemporises the debate on memory and the value of the identity of the peoples in a globalised society. 

Edinburgh Screening: 

The film's director Jesús Armesto will be joining us for a post-screening Q&A lead by Noe Mendelle from Scottish Documentary Institute, thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E through the PICE’s grants.

Glasgow Screening: 

In collaboration with Document Film Festival.

9
May
Thursday 

8.30pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre 
Edinburgh

23 shots

23 disparos

On the 4th of December of 1977, young Manuel José García Caparrós died by a gunshot wound during a protest. It appears that a police officer was the person who shot the gun that killed him, but it was not possible to find enough evidence to solve the crime, so the case was closed. 40 years later, Manuel José's sisters are still fighting to learn the truth. 

 

Director Jorge Laplace will be with us for a Q&A after the film and for a Masterclass the following day at the Edinburgh college of Art, thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E through the PICE’s grants and Scottish Documentary Institute.

Director: Jorge Laplace

Country: Spain

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 92 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary 

Scottish Premiere

 
9

The Silence of Others

El silencio de los otros

The Silence of Others reveals the urgent and ongoing struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. 

Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organise the ground-breaking 'Argentine Lawsuit' and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity, in a country still divided. Executive produced by Pedro Almodóvar. 

Winner of the Berlinale Panorama Audience Award and Berlinale Peace Film Prize. Goya Award for Best Documentary. 

May
Thursday 

6.00pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre 
Edinburgh

Director: Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar 

Country: Spain

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 96 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

short film

programme

In collaboration with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

5
May
Sunday

6.00pm

Rose Theatre
Edinburgh

 8 short films for £8

In The Middle Of Norway

In The Middle Of Norway

Musician Jorge Martí Aguas (La habitación roja) struggles with a double life between touring in Spain and Latin America and living in the Norwegian fjords working night shifts as a nurse.

Director: Mia P. Salazar 

Country: Sweden

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 38 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

UK Premiere

To Be a Torero

To Be a Torero

Borja (12) is his family’s only hope of getting out of poverty. Following a childhood dream he couldn’t accomplish, his grandfather sees potential in him to become a famous torero and bring wealth to the family. 

Director Inma Reyes will be with us for a Q&A after the film. 

Director: Inma de Reyes

Country: UK, Spain

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 14 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

Scottish Premiere

Morphosis

Morphosis

Morphosis, the first short film by multi-Emmy award winning animator, Santiago Castaño, is a delirious fable about an enslaved, colourful, little frog (Rena) who became a liberator. 

Where once existed a lush and paradisiacal forest, now remains a desolate landscape inhabited by a community of tyrannised amphibians, forced to operate a huge industrial, tree swallowing mill. 

Director: Santiago Castaño

Country: Colombia

Year: 2016

Total Duration: 11 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Animation

Ovum

Ovum

Far off in the recesses of a secluded coast, an isolated fisherman makes a discovery that will change his life forever.

Beautifully realised and engrossing Argentinian fantasy. 

Director: Luciano Blotta

Country: Argentina

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 17 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Sci-Fic

Moriviví

Moriviví

Moriviví reflects a social reality for some rural areas of Cuba, in which poverty, fear, violence, possession and even santería and superstitions take centre stage in a day-to-day life that is lived on the edge. 

Director: David Aguilera Cogollo

Country: Colombia, Cuba

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 37 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

UK Premiere

One

Uno

Far out at sea, a cell phone floating inside an air-tight bag starts to ring. 

Strong acting and thoughtful direction combine in this thought-provoking and touching drama. 

Director: Javier Marco

Country: Spain

Year: 2017

Total Duration: 10 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Drama

The Houses that Remain

Las casas que nos quedan

My brother, Pablo (Asperger's syndrome), reacts to the arrival of my grandmother who's coming to live with us. 

Director: Rocio Morato

Country: Spain

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 18 min

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Documentary

UK Premiere

Civitas

Civitas

The city looks upon itself in space; the city feels; the city breathes in the extension of time. The place becomes omniscient. 

Its connection of mutual tension with human power emphasises the borders of a controlled nature.

Space unity and time integrity are poetically manipulated in order to reflect a different way to see reality. 

Director André Sarmento and Assistant director Sofia Pelica will be with us for a Q&A after the film.  

Supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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Director: André Sarmento 

Country: Portugal

Year: 2018

Total Duration: 12 min

Language: Non-spoken

UK Premiere