MUJERES • Women in Film

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Once again we put together a programme of nine radical, colourful, daring, beautiful films made by Spanish & Latin American women. On top of CinemaAttic’s all-year-round commitment to highlighting the most exciting female filmmakers in the sector, we dedicate a special month to celebrate our favorite films made by women in the last year, so here it is! MUJERES is back!

When: Friday 12 March, starting at 19:30 until Friday 19 March 23:55.
Where: Online, in your living room (as long as it’s in the UK!)
How: The online hub to watch the films is #IndyOnDemand. Tickets Available here

We gather in this selection some of the world’s most exciting new directors. Filmmakers with a distinctive vision like Agustina San Martín, Pilar Monsell, Helena de Llanos, Kathy Esquinazi, or Milena Castro. Women shaking up the film scene in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, or Spain.

Here you’ll find films questioning the way the female body has been traditionally portrayed in painting, photography, fashion, and film across decades. Powerful documentaries on collective struggle and women leading a revolution. Interesting dilemmas of women reclaiming, re-imagining, and redefining the concept of home, the private and the public space.

This selection of films focuses on the plurality and variety of female perspectives, psychology, and different manifestations of the female gaze. Every year we try to find new films to widen this idea with radical, unconventional storytelling; bringing together new ways of seeing, radical propositions, and groundbreaking perspectives that subvert the established conventions of filmmaking. We like to reach far and wide, so you will have the chance to enjoy a selection of very different works. These range from innovative works of fiction to mockumentary, new approaches to mystical, fantasy, or experimental cinema, and a particularly strong presence of non-fiction films, that blur the boundaries of documentary and fiction.

Films awarded in the world’s most prestigious festivals. Cannes winners and shorts nominated to the upcoming Goya’s Awards. Films selected at AFI Fest, Viennashorts, Mar de Plata, Chicago Film Festival, San Sebastian, Doclisboa, Visions du Reel or the New York Film Festival.

FERROTIPOS

Director: Nüll García
Year: 2019
Duration: 14 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: A model is going to take some artistic photos with a renowned photographer. He proposes to take the photos with the naked torso to convey that insecurity that nudity causes. He wants to talk about how vulnerable women feel in this society.

Festivals & Awards:
Almería Short Film Festival, Best Actress to Susana Abaitua, Winner
Alcalá de Henares Short Film Festival, Movistar+ Award, Winner

UNA REVUELTA SIN IMÁGENES (A Revolt Without Images)
Director: Pilar Monsell
Year: 2020
Duration: 14 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: One of the most unknown uprisings of our history “The bread mutinery” was led by women in Cordoba, May 1652. There are no faces, there are neither names. There is no image of them. How can we recover the gestures of resistance that we cannot see?

Festivals & Awards:
Festival de Cine de Málaga
New York Film Festival
DocLisboa Film Festival

SOLO SON PECES (They’re Just Fish)
Director: Ana SernA & Paula Iglesias
Year: 2019
Duration: 17 min
Language: Arabic
Synopsis: Teslem, Dehba and Jadija work in a fish farm in the Saharawi refugee camps. Where? In Algeria, in the middle of the desert, far away from their land. They no longer have sea, but they have fish.

Festivals & Awards:
2021 Goya’s Awards, Best Documentary Short Film, Nomination
ZINEBI Bilbao Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Grand Award, Winner
Hot Docs Canandian Documentary Festival

MONSTRUO DIOS
Director: Agustina San Martín
Year: 2019
Duration: 17 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: God is now a Power Plant. On a misty night cows escape, a child is chosen, and a teenager tries to find freedom.

Festivals & Awards:
Cannes Film Festival
Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, Best Short Film, Winner
Montréal Festival of New Cinema
Stockholm Film Festival

JULIETA E LA LUNA (Julieta And The Moon)
Director: Milena Castro Etcheberry
Year: 2020
Duration: 07 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: Julieta’s voice attempts to reconstruct her family story of childhood’s sexual abuse, traveling through the house in which it occurred with images of the past in the walls. The story darkens to arrive at the night of the abuse, where a huge moon is the one and only witness of the events.

Festivals & Awards:
Huesca Film Festival, Danzante Award for Best Short Documentary, Winner
FECICH Chilean Cine Festival, Special Youth Yury’s Prize, Winner
New Orleans Film Festival

SENSE POSTRE (There Is Cake)
Director: Clàudia Vernis
Year: 2019
Duration: 11 min
Language: Catalan
Synopsis: Marina is surrounded by food, and it also occupies many of her passing thoughts. Today is Saint John, and the hottest and longest day of the summer. Her mother has made chocolate cake to celebrate.

Festivals & Awards:
Los Angeles American Film Festival

¿NOS HABLAN LOS MUERTOS? (Do The Dead Speak To Us?)
Director: Helena de Llanos
Year: 2019
Duration: 21 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: From the memory of the performers and artists Fernando Fernán Gómez and Emma Cohen, this short documentary poetically explores the relationships the living maintain with those no longer here.

Festivals & Awards:
Festival de Cine de Málaga
Huesca Film Festival
CINESPAÑA Toulouse Spanish Film Festival

ROZADA (Rubbed In Pink)
Director: Kathy Esquenazi Mitrani
Year: 2019
Duration: 11 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: Sofia, the daughter of a fashion photographer, is starting to discover her femininity and is looking for guidance. At home her mother shows her ways to be a woman. At school she plays games that awaken her sexuality. In the process she realizes she feels different than the women around her.

Festivals & Awards:
Palm Springs ShortFest
AFI Fest

Summary
Event
MUJERES
Location
Online,
Starting on
12/03/2021
Ending on
19/03/2021
Description
Once again we put together a programme of nine radical, colourful, daring, beautiful films made by Spanish & Latin American women. On top of CinemaAttic’s all-year-round commitment to highlight the most exciting female filmmakers in the sector, we dedicate a special month to celebrate our favourite films made by women in the last year, so here it is! MUJERES is back!Some of the world’s biggest auteurs like Carla Simon and Dominga Sotomayor share programme with exciting new directors like Augstina San Martin, Pilar Monsell or Null Garcia from Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Spain.The programme focuses on the variety of female perspectives, psychology or even different manifestations of what they call the female gaze. That’s because we are keen on every female footprint left in the world of first-class cinema. We like to reach far and wide, so you will have the chance to enjoy a selection of very different works ranging from first class fiction to mockumentary, from epistolary films to experimental with a particular presence of non-fiction films blurring the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Films awarded in the world’s most prestigious festivals. Canners winners and shorts nominated to the upcoming Premios Goya. Films selected at AFI Fest, Viennashorts, Mar de Plata, Chicago Film Festival, San Sebastian, Doclisboa, Visions du Reel or the New York Film Festival.
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