Upcoming open-air screenings
Bill Jones, Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson. UK, 2012. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 85'.
Monty Python ... you're in luck! This self-portrait of Chapman send you to heaven using a wide variety of intermingling animation styles. In line with the comedy group, reality and fiction go hand in hand in this delirious story that will leave you wide-eyed. (Time Out review)
Fatih Akin. Germany, Tukey, 2007. Original language, Spanish subtitles. 122'.
A series of encounters, relationships, and deaths that occur between Germany and Turkey bring together the fragile lives of six people who seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Nejat doesn't approve of the relationship that his father, a pensioner, has with the prostitute Yeter, but changes his mind when he learns that she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter Ayten's university studies. Yeter's sudden death drives a wedge between father and son, and Nejat decides to travel to Istanbul to find Ayten. However, Ayten is a political activist who has fled the Turkish police and seeks refuge in Germany.
Antonio Méndez Esparza. Mexico, Spain, USA, 2012. 110'.
After working several years in the United States, a man returns to his village, Sierra de Guerrero. There he reunites with his wife and two daughters, who are somewhat distant with him. Gradually he manages to rebuild the relationships and find love with them again, but he runs into new problems with financial hardships and job insecurity, leading him to consider emigrating again, like other of his countrymen. He's presented with a difficult dilmma that he must resolve one way or another and still preserve his family. (In Spanish)
With this last outdoor cinema session on the beach, the public gets to choose the film they'll show. Whichever film gets the most votes will be the one that brings this particular free film cycle on the San Sebastián beach to an end. The candidates are: 'Upstream Colour' from Shane Carruth, 'Spring Breakers' from Harmony Korine, 'It Felt Like Love' from Eliza Hittman, 'Me and You and Everyone We Know' from Mirandy July, and 'Et dec una nit de divendres' from Dimas Rodríguez. (Update: The winner is.... 'Et dec una nit de divendres', a Catalan romantic comedy.)