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   06-07-2014 10 AM

  
                               “El sueño de Iván /Ivan’s Dream
2011/100 min. / Spanish/
English Subtitles

Direction: Rogelio Paris
Script: Roberto Santiago y Pablo Fernandez
Cast: Oscar Casas, Carla Campra, Fergus Riordan, Demián Bichir, Ana Claudia Talancón, Antonio Resines, Fernando Tejero, Ernesto Alterio.
Photography: Joan Benet
Music: Alejandro Giacoman


Synopsis: Iván is an eleven years old child who is going to play against the football worlds champions and live his first love story. For the first time in History, a world selection of stars, a team followed by millions of people in TV, is going to play against a world selection of children. The point is gathering money and help the victims of a terrible earthquake in Africa. Ivan is chosen for the children selection, besides he will have to conquer Paula and compete with Morenilla, a child from his school that is after the same girl, taller than him, and much better playing football. A tale of adventures and football for all the family.
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06-07-2014 11.45 AM

  Argentina    su   fábrica   de fútbol”/
Argentina and its football factory

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Direction: Sergio Iglesias Guion

Script: Mariano Starosta Reparto/
Photography: Andrei Durán
Music: Sergio iglesias
Year: 2007/Duration: 52 min.
Language: Spanish/Subtitles: English


Synopsis: How much is it to produce a football star? Looking for that answer, this Argentinian documentary goes inside the story of many children who begins the difficult way towards a professional football team: The final match of the Argentinian championship in first division; the selection process of children in Boca Juniors and Estudiantes de la Plata; a talent scout who convince a father of leaving his 11 years child in a pension with other children 600 km. away from home; etc.  The documentary shows what is beyond the play-field and reveals that watching is essential in a country with no many industries, but great exporter of football stars to the world market.



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06-07-2014 2 PM

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“En fuera de juego” / “Offside”

Direction: David Marqués
Script: Rafael Calatayud Cano, Kiko Martínez Reparto/Cast: Fernando Tejero, Diego Peretti, Carolina Peleritti, Chino Darín, Laura Pamplona, Hugo Silva, José Sancho, Patricia Montero, Carmen Ruiz,
Photography: Federico Ribes
Music: Claudio Waisgluss, Nacho Mañó, Nico Cota
Year: 2011/Duration: 103 min.
Language: Spanish/Subtitles: English

Synopsis: Diego is Argentinian doctor traumatized by football since his chilhood who is not happy with his life. Javi is a Spanish agent from 3rd division who dreams with a big chance for changing his luck. When destiny reaches both of them in the form of a young Argentinian crack, circumstances will join Javi and Diego in a way full of turns, surprises, lies and audacity,
Changing their life forever
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06-07-2014    4 PM

 “Rivales” /  “Rivals
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Direction: Fernando Colomo

Script: Joaquín Oristrell y Inés París
Cast: Ernesto  Alterio,  Goya  Toledo,  Kira  Miró,  Santi Millán, Rosa María Sardà, María Pujalte, Gonzalo de Castro, Jorge Sanz, Juanjo Puigcorbé, Javier Cifrián, Helena Carrión
Photography: José Luis Alcaine
Music: Juan Bardem
Year: 2008/Duration: 100 min.
Language: Spanish/Subtitles: English

Synopsis: The “Deportivo Madrileño” and the “Atlético Barcelonés” are two youth football teams that are preparing themseleves for the great final game, wich takes place in Sevilla. All of

them have great hopes for this big match and dream with beating their eternal rivals. During this trip to Sevilla we will meet not only the peculiar relationships between parents and sons, or between couples, but also their social relationships with the rest of the people. This is a choral comedy about diverse conditions in daily life, in a world where adults are often worse than children.
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06-07-2014    6 PM

 “Argentina Fútbol Club”

Direction: Juan Pablo Rubio
Cast: Pablo Alabarces, Victor Hugo Morales, Alejandro Fabbri, Guillermo Coppola
Year: 2009/ 83 minutes
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Synopsis: Singing. Shouting. Hysteria. Argentina lives for futbol. The battle between Boca Juniors and River Plate is not just about sports; it is an ever-enduring struggle for identity. In Buenos Aires, historic tensions swell not only between legendary clubs Boca and River but among their intense followers. For these futbol fanatics, the game symbolizes strength, unity, and power in a society beset by stark social and economic divisions. Through a journalistic lens, this film provides an intimate look into Argentina and its beloved sport to reveal an unparalleled passion that reverberates far beyond the pitch.




April 23, 2014

 
Children of the Pyre 
 Rajesh S. Jala   
India/ Hindi (Eng. Subs)/ 2008/ 74 min.

Directed by Rajesh S. Jala, Children of the Pyre is a documentary about seven remarkable children who have been brought up in Varanasi and have been making a living by cremating the dead at Manikarnika, one of the busiest cremation grounds of India.  The film is a compelling real-life, self-narrative of seven extraordinary children who make their living out of the dead. They collect; snatch or steal used coffin shrouds and sell them for petty amounts in order to ensure their own and their family';s survival. Tempered by the heat of the pyre, strengthened in the face of adversities and crafted by a volley of abuses, these imps weave through the pyres and struggle through disdain in this land of the dead. Laughing, smiling, weeping, fighting and shouting, these children run the race for survival - winning it again and again - everyday. The film is a terrible saga of exploitation that celebrates the victory of innocence over the most harrowing realities of life. It';s a torturous journey through seared bodies, callous minds and dead consciences that constitute the human reality of the Ghats at Varanasi.

Festivals/ Awards:
Montréal World Film Festival, 2008 – Best Documentary
Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2008 - Best Documentary
IFFLA, USA 2009 – Best Documentary
National Awards, India 2009 – Special Jury Award & Best Audiography
Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome 2009 – Best Documentary
IDPA-Indian Documentary Producers Association 2009 – Best Documentary & Best Cinematography
Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, 2009 – Special Jury Award

Alms For a Blind Horse 
(Anhey gorhey da daan)
 India/ Punjabi (English Subtitles) / 2011/ 112 min 
Dir by Gurvinder Singh

 On a foggy winter morning, a Dalit family in a village in Punjab wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house of one of their community members on the outskirts of the village. Father, a silent sympathiser, joins his community in demand for justice for the affected family. The same day, his son Melu, a cycle-rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union. Injured and alienated, Melu spends the day quietly resting and later joins his friends as they tease him over his state of affairs. Hesitantly, he drinks with them in the night as they debate the meaning of their existence. Cycling through the city streets, Melu feels lost and wonders where to go and what to do. Back in the village, his mother feels humiliated at the treatment meted out by the landlords in whose fields she works. Gunshots are heard in the night and the village is tense. It';s the night of the lunar eclipse. A man wanders asking for the traditional alms while Father decides to visit the city with a friend, even as his daughter Dayalo walks through the village streets in the night.

Festivals/ Awards:
43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - Golden Peacock Award
Abu Dhabi Film Festival:
Special jury Award & Black Pearl Trophy 2011 in
National Film Awards, India 2012:
Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Feature Film in Punjabi 

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