Spain

Albert Serra – Liberté (2019)

Storyline

1774, a few years before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin… Madame de Dumeval, the Duke of Tesis and the Duke of Wand, libertines expelled from the Puritan court of Louis XVI, sought the support of the legendary Duke of Walchen, a seducer and free thinker from Germany, alone in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reigned. Their mission: to export libertinage to Germany, a philosophy of enlightenment based on the rejection of morality and authority but also, and above all, to find a safe place to continue their misguided games. Read More »

Carmen Blanco – Los amores cobardes (2018) (HD)

Eva is a young and independent cartoonist who returns to Málaga (Spain) to spend the summer holidays. There she meets her mother and Gema, her best friend. What she does not expect is to meet again with Rubén, her old boyfriend, with whom she has not had any contact since he broke off all relations with her unexpectedly, without farewells, six years ago. Eva will have to think about whether to give Rubén a second chance while she remembers her past, as well as the reason why the young man decided to get away from her. Read More »

Ventura Pons – Barcelona (un mapa) AKA Barcelona: A Map (2007)


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Synopsis:
Timid, elderly Ramon once worked at a Barcelona theater, later burned down, where he enjoyed dressing up in women’s costumes. He’s now married to Ros and owns a house whose rooms he has rented out.Wishing to spend his last days in peace, Ramon visits his tenants to ask them to leave. Read More »

Vicente Escrivá – Dulcinea AKA Girl from La Mancha (1962)

A letter from Don Quixote to his beloved Dulcinea arrives in the hands of Almonza, a market maid. The woman, shaken by the letter, decides to go in search of Don Quixote, whom she finds on his deathbed. This new Dulcinea, who wants to follow in the footsteps of Quixote’s sweetheart, decides to spread love and charity among the poor along the way. The young woman, however, must overcome all kinds of difficulties and face the Holy Inquisition, which accuses her of witchcraft. Read More »

Carlos Benpar – Cineastes contra magnats AKA Filmmakers vs. Tycoons (2005)

This is the first of a series of two documentaries concerning the way the cinema industry is not respecting the author works as they were conceived, in the many ways this can be done. This first documentary is dedicated to technical ways that industry implements thinking to be an improvement to make better public oriented movies, but what’s really happening is that these works are being sadly manipulated. Read More »

Basilio Martín Patino – Nueve cartas a Berta AKA Nine Letters to Berta (1966)

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Lorenzo, a student at Salamanca in the late 1950s, has just spent a summer in England where he has discovered new ways of life and other horizons as well as meeting and falling in love Berta, the daughter of an exile who has never seen Spain. Upon his return, the traditional atmosphere of his family, routine relations with his friends and his girlfriend, and the tedium of life in the city become more and more overwhelming. He writes to his idealized Berta, still living in England, in a series of letters to try to convey to her what life is like in Spain and his desire to leave his provincial family behind and discover life on his own. Although the lure to break free is foremost on his mind, he decides to marry a young woman from a similar background to live the life of a country squire. However, a trip to Madrid opens up other possibilities. Read More »

León Klimovsky – La noche de Walpurgis AKA The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman AKA Werewolf Shadow (1971)

Synopsis:
Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a likely site in the castle of Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like. As Waldemar shows Elvira the tomb that supposedly houses the countess, she accidentally causes the vampire to come back to life, hungrier than ever. Daninsky has a hidden secret of his own, but will it be enough to save the two girls from becoming Wandessa’s next victims? Read More »