Catalan Classics: Lejos De Los Árboles

Lejos de los Árboles (Far from the Trees)

Director: Jacinto Esteva Grewe
Cast: Antonio Gades, Antonio Borrero ‘Chamaco’, José María Nune
Year: 1963, release in 1972
Duration: 103 min. Language: Spanish
Online:
19 Nov – 6 Dec (Globally) Get your tickets here
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Edinburgh AUGB – Sunday 22 Nov, 6pm Tickets TBC

An unprejudiced portrait of Spanish folklore and a crude analysis in black and white of its intimate relationship with atavism and superstition, with violence and pain, with blood and death; a story of terror, a journey to the most sinister deepest ancestral Spain; the one that lived far from the most visited tourist destinations, from the economic miracle and unstoppable progress, relentlessly promoted by the Franco regime during the sixties. The flagship film of the ‘Escuela de Barcelona’ Catalan avant-garde. An unmissable brutal classic restored and rediscovered thanks to our partnership with Filmoteca de Catalunya.

A vision affected by the cruel shadow of our history, and yet on which he still breathes a breath of strange hope: one linking the world of the ancestral with the artistic embodiment of a sombre beauty. There are other worlds, but they are in this one, said Paul Èluard, and Jacinto Esteva corroborates it here cinematographically. (David Varela DocumentaMadrid artistic co-director)

DON’T MISS | DIRECTOR’S TALKS

Special Lecture “Catalan Cinema Against Itself”. A Lecture by Steven Marsh (University of Illinois Chicago) on Jacinto Esteva, Lejos de los Árboles (Far from the Trees) and the directors of La Escuela de Barcelona

In collaboration with Instituto Cervantes London

This film was brought to you thanks to the support of Filmtoeca de Catalunya

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Summary
Event
Lejos de los Árboles
Ending on
06/12/2020
Description
An unprejudiced portrait of Spanish folklore and a crude analysis in black and white of its intimate relationship with atavism and superstition, with violence and pain, with blood and death; a story of terror, a journey to the most sinister deepest ancestral Spain; the one that lived far from the most visited tourist destinations, from the economic miracle and unstoppable progress, relentlesslypromoted by the Franco regime during the sixties.The flagship film of the ‘Escuela de Barcelona’ Catalan avant-garde. An unmissable brutal classicrestored and rediscovered thanks to our partnership with Filmoteca de Catalunya.A vision affected by the cruel shadow of our history, and yet on which he still breathes a breath of strange hope: one linking the world of the ancestral with the artistic embodiment of a sombre beauty. There are other worlds, but they are in this one, said Paul Èluard, and Jacinto Esteva corroborates it here cinematographically. (David Varela DocumentaMadrid artistic co-director)