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Contemporary films from Spain and Mexico

06 November 2016 to 27 November 2016
Belvedere 21Belvedere
In a period of four weeks, the Blickle Kino at the 21er Haus will be showing six films by young film makers and award-winning directors from Spain and Mexico. In close collaboration with the respective embassies movies were chosen that represent Hispanic culture, art and filmic productions beyond their world renowned cinema. On special occasions visitors are invited to enter a dialogue with the director after the screening.
Diego Luna, Abel (MX 2010, 90 min.)
Sunday, 6 November 2016 | 4 pm
OV with english subtitles

The young Abel is sent to a psychiatric institution at the age of nine because of his conspicuous behaviour. Cecilia, his mother, is convinced that her son is better off at home with his family. She persuades the doctor to dismiss Abel for a week from the children's hospital in Mexico City. With the absence of his father, Abel takes over his father’s role in the household. After two years, his father suddenly returns from the United States …
Alberto Rodríguez, La isla mínima – Mörderland (ES 2014, 105 min.)
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 | 6.30 pm
OV with english subtitles

Spain, in the early 80s. In the marshland a serial killer is on the loose. Two homicide detectives from Madrid, who appear to be poles apart, must settle their differences and bring the murderer to justice before more young women lose their lives.
Chus Gutiérrez, Sacromonte, los sabios de la tribu (ES 2014, 94 min.)
Sunday, 13 November 2016 | 3 pm
OV with english subtitles

This documentary tries to retrieve the memory of Sacromonte, a quarter in the Granada neighbourhood, through the testimony of the 'wise'; the living legends of flamenco who suffered a flood disaster of 1963. Chus Gutiérrez explores the relationship of the neighbourhood and the art of flamenco with the surviving inhabitants who still live in the caves of Sacromonte.

Arturo González Villaseñor, Llévate mis Amores / All of Me (MX 2004, 85 min.)
Sunday, 20 November 2016 | 4 pm
OV with english subtitles

The thousands of people who cross Mexico on the back of the train used by migrants to reach the US, “La Bestia,” are exposed to many dangers along their journey. But there is a group of Mexican women, Las Patronas, who, every day since 1995, prepare food to throw to the unprotected people atop the train as it goes by. This documentary is an intimate look and personal diary that traces the border between the life Las Patronas were given and the life they chose. In the middle of a country at war, in a world where hope appears to be lost, Las Patronas rescue a diminishing human trait: love.
Michel Franco, Chronic (MX 2015, 93 min.)
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | 6.30 pm
English without subtitles

David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward and reserved – effects of his chronic depression – and he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal.

David Serrano, Tenemos que hablar (ES 2016, 91 min.)
Sunday, 27 November 2016 | 3 pm
(Director present)
OV without subtitles

Nuria has everything to be happy: a good job, a wonderful house and a perfect boyfriend to get married with. There is only one thing missing: the divorce papers. Jorge, her husband, has not managed to recover after the separation. During the crisis he has lost his job and ruined his parents-in-law with his advice. Now he lives with his ex-boss to rent his own apartment to tourists. Determined to encourage him (and to ask him later for the divorce), Nuria makes him believe that her parents don’t hold a grudge against him. But things get complicated.