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Spain

Spain

A modest but vibrant collection of films – features and documentaries – about a vibrant and diverse country.

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  • The Academy of Muses

    Directed by Jose Luis Guerin • Drama • With Emanuela Forgetta, Patricia Gil, Rosa Delor • 2017 • 92 minutes

    A university professor teaches a class on muses in art and literature as a means of romancing his female students in this breathtaking new film from José Luis Guerín, director of the widel...

  • Ada For Mayor

    Directed by Pau Faus • Documentary • With Ada Colau • 2016 • 86 minutes

    ADA FOR MAYOR follows Ada Colau for one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn-in as its mayor. The intimate chronicle—featuring Colau’s own video diary—and privileg...

  • Bones of Contention

    Directed by Andrea Weiss • Documentary • With Laura Garcia Lorca, Emilio Silva, Antoni Ruiz, Silvia Reyes, Isabel Franc, Empar Pineda, Fernando Valverde • 2017 • 75 minutes

    BONES OF CONTENTION is the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on th...

  • The Deer

    Directed by Koldo Almandoz • Drama • With Laulad Ahmed, Patxi Bisquert, Ramon Agirre, Iraia Elías, Erika Olaizola
    • 2018 • 88 minutes

    Khalil is a rootless young man who lives in the city’s margins, where industrial estates bank onto the river and the marsh. He survives as well as he can, spendi...

  • Flamenco, Flamenco

    Directed by Carlos Saura • Documentary • With Sara Baras, José Miguel Carmona • 2010 • 90 minutes

    Directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, Flamenco, Flamenco is an evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form. Beautifully photographe...

  • Futures Market

    Directed by Mercedes Alvarez • Documentary • 2011 • 110 minutes

    A film essay in tableaux, FUTURES MARKET traces the connections between memory, public space, and the real estate bubbles that led to the international financial crisis. Beginning with Greek lyric poet Simonides of Ceos' invention o...

  • Goya: The Secret of the Shadows

    Directed by David Mauas • Documentary • With Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Valeriano Bozal, Jesusa Vega, Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Mercedes Águeda Villar and José Hernández • 2011 • 77 minutes

    Ramón, a fine art photographer, purchases an anonymous 19th-century portrait in Barcelona. He and the singular e...

  • Guernica

    Directed by Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens • Documentary • 1949 • 14 minutes

    In 1937, Spanish nationalists called on Nazi and Italian Fascist forces to bomb the Basque town of Guernica. The horrors of the bombing led Pablo Picasso to create perhaps his greatest work, “Guernica”: a massive pain...

  • In Exile: A Family Film

    Directed by Juan Francisco Urrusti Alonso • Documentary • 2017 • 124 minutes

    The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) left a million dead and over 500,000 refugees. Mexico welcomed about 20,000. Among them were the filmmaker’s grandparents, parents, and some of their friends. In Exile: A Family Film tell...

  • On This Side of the World

    Directed by David Trueba • Drama • With Vito Sanz, Anna Alarcón, Ondina Maldonado, Joaquín Notario, Janfri Topera, Zidane Barry • 2020 • 96 minutes

    Alberto, a dull and indolent engineer, is fired from his company just as he plans to buy a house with his girlfriend and become parents. To cover it...

  • The Pinochet Case

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán • Documentary • 2001 • 109 minutes

    Augusto Pinochet, the general who overthrew President Salvador Allende of Chile in 1973, was the first dictator in Latin America—or the world—to be humbled by the international justice system since the Nuremberg trials.

    THE PINOCHE...

  • The Rock

    Directed by Raúl Santos • Documentary • 2011 • 70 minutes

    In 1969, Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, closed the entrance to the British territory of Gibraltar, isolating 30,000 people without food, water, or telephone lines. In his words, “The Rock will fall like ripe fruit.” La Roca is an epic...

  • Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

    Directed by Stefan Haupt • Documentary • 2014 • 94 minutes

    One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is an astonishing architectural project first imagined by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates Gaudi's vision ...

  • Shift Change

    Directed by Melissa Young & Mark Dworkin • Documentary • 2012 • 70 minutes

    SHIFT CHANGE: PUTTING DEMOCRACY TO WORK tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

    Amongst t...

  • When a Tree Falls (Amama)

    Directed by Asier Altuna • Drama • With Iraia Elías, Kandido Uranga, Amparo Badiola • 2015 • 103 minutes

    Along with this year’s Oscar submission LOREAK, this powerfully visualized drama of generational conflict signals the emergence of a vital Basque regional cinema in Spain. The crux of the fil...