Atòmica

Director: Hassen Ferhani
Country: Algeria, France, Qatar
Year of production: 2019
Duration: 100′
Language: Arab
Version: VO Catalan subtitles
Place: Filmoteca de Catalunya
Date: 25/2 at 19:30 and 26/2 at 16:00
Premiere in Catalonia
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Synopsis: Malika, an elderly and corpulent woman, runs a tiny, isolated rest-stop café in the depths of southern Algeria. It seems that nothing should happen there, but in the middle of the desert there are a lot of adventures. Director Hassen Ferhani (Dans ma tête, un rond-point, 2015), draws an unforgettable portrait together with producer Narimane Mari (Loubia hamra, 2014). Both have made some of the most wonderful films about Algeria in recent years.

Festivals: Best Emerging Director Award Locarno, Prix Oh my doc! Lussas, Entrevues Belfort, RID Montréal, Wavelengths Toronto, Viennale, Torino Film Festival, FIC Valdivia, DocumentaMadrid, among others.

Director: Eléonore Weber
Country: France
Year of production: 2020
Duration: 79′
Language: English and French
Version: VO Spanish subtitles
Place: Filmoteca de Catalunya
Date: 26/2 at 19:30 and 28/2 at 19:00
Premiere in Catalonia. With the presence of the director
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Synopsis: In today’s wars, there is apparently no darkness. On the one hand, the media shows us the images. On the other hand, soldiers’ cameras can even see at night. Eléonore Weber brings together images from helicopters on mission in the Middle East to produce a penetrating essay on looking and being seen, living or dying. She reflects on all that remains hidden, paraphrasing John Huston in his post-war film Let There Be Light (1946), shot so that nothing would remain opaque.

Festivals: Young Jury Prix Cinéma du Réel, IndieLisboa, Pesaro Film Festival, Kassel, ZINEBI, Ji.hlava, ECRA Rio de Janeiro, Festival d’Amiens, among others.

Director: Joshua Bonnetta
Country: Canada, United Kingdom
Year of production: 2020
Duration: 89′
Language: Gaelic and English
Version: OV Catalan subtitles
Place: Filmoteca de Catalunya
Date: 27/2 at 19:00 and 2/3 at 19:00
Spanish premiere
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Synopsis: In the remote Scottish islands of the Outer Hebrides, filmmaker and artist Joshua Bonnetta wanders with his 16mm camera. He forges a rich sensory work capturing breathtaking landscapes and evocative sounds, while at the same time developing a work of ethnographic nature. As he wanders, he collects stories – some in beautiful Gaelic – that transcend the real world, mysterious tales often about those who can see double, here and beyond.

Festivals: Berlinale Forum, Cinéma du Réel, Viennale, RID Montréal, Art of the Real New York, FIDOCS Santiago de Chile, Alchemy Film & Arts, among others.

Director: Liliana Colombo
Country: United Kingdom, Italy
Year of production: 2020
Duration: 40′
Language: English, others
Version: OV catalan subtitles
Place: Zumzeig Cinema
Date: 28/2 at 12:00
Spanish premiere
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Synopsis: A journey through the globalisation of meltdown. A mind-bending archive compilation from social networks. A work on digital language. Life as a theme park full of likes. A celebration of the end of the world. Don’t miss it! You won’t be disappointed!

Festivals: Locarno, RIDM Montréal, Ischia Film Festival, Festival dei Popoli, Pravo Ljudski Sarajevo, among others.

Original title: Ochite mi sini, rokljata sharena
Director: Polina Gumiela
Country: Germany, Bulgaria
Year of production: 2020
Duration: 55′
Language: Bulgarian
Version: OV Catalan subtitles
Place: Zumzeig Cinema
Date: 28/2 at 12:00
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Synopsis: A 3-year-old girl with blue eyes and a colourful dress runs around a grey neighbourhood in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Enjoying the freedom of holidays, in every corner there is a discovery of life. Shocks, friendships, surprising objects, connected learning. The filmmaker Polina Gumiela creates a marvellous portrait of human awakening, living up to works such as (Ré)créations (Claire Simon, 1992) or Svyato (Viktor Kossakovski, 2005).

Festivals: Berlinale, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Olympia Film Festival Atenas, Portobello Film Festival London, among others.

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