We are happy to introduce once again one of our season’s most awaited programmes: MUJERES | Women in Film, a special programme bringing together our favourite colourful, radical, visionary films made by women across the world in the last year.
In 2023, we put a special focus on the politics of everyday labor and the power of women’s collective action. Women working together in Galicia, Costa Rica, Colombia or the Basque Country behind and in front of the camera leading revolutions in rural areas of Colombia, Pakistan or Spain. Little and big gestures that build a kaleidoscopic collective body of emotional, moral, feminine, affective support, dignity and working conscience. Guerrilla
The selection this years include critically-acclaimed films awarded and seen in Cannes, San Sebastian, Sarajevo, Clermont-Ferrand, Vila do Conde, Visions du Reel, Ji.hlava or DocsLisboa film festivals, shortfilms nominated to the recent Goya Awards (Cuerdas by Estibaliz Urresola) as well as hidden gems that we recover for the enjoyment of Scottish audiences.
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 favourite films made by women in the last year, so here it is! MUJERES is back!
Where: CCA Glasgow (350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD)
When: Saturday 18 March, doors open at 19:30, screening starts at 20:00
Safety regulations apply
Where: St Peter’s Episcopal Church Hall (14 Lutton Place, Edinburgh EH8 9PE)
When: Saturday 25 March, doors open at 19:30, screening starts at 20:00
Safety regulations apply
Watch the programme from the comfort of your home by purchasing an online pass valid for a little over a week!
Where: via Festhome, from anywhere in the UK
When: Films available to watch from Sunday 26 March 00:00 until Sunday 2 April 23:59
1.CUERDAS by Estibaliz Urresola
Rita belongs to a women’s choir which is in danger of breaking up because they’ve lost the municipal subsidy that allowed them renting their rehearsal room. Now the group has to decide whether or not to accept sponsorship by one of the companies causing the most pollution in the valley.
Direction: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren | Screenplay: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren | Runtime: 30 mins | Dialogue: Spanish | Subtitles: English | Country: Spain | Year: 2022
Semaine de la Critique – Festival de Cannes – Rails d’Or Award
Festival de Cine de San Sebastián
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival – Special Jury Mention
Premios Goya – Nominated for Best Fiction Short Film
Curtas Vila do Conde – Best Fiction Film
Sarajevo Film Festival
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Festival de Málaga
2. TATTOOED ON OUR EYES WE CARRY THE AFTERTASTE by Diana Toucedo
The shellfish gatherers of a small village in southern Galicia (Spain), strive every day of the tide to sow, dig and take care of the threshold between the sea water and the sand. In symbiosis, collective consciousness and affections emerge from their bodies, their gestures, and their words.
Direction: Diana Toucedo | Screenplay: Diana Toucedo | Runtime: 26 mins | Dialogues: Galician | Subtitles: English, Spanish | Country: Spain | Year: 2022
Visions du Réel – Nyon International Film Festival | Switzerland
Doclisboa – International Film Festival
D’A Film Festival Barcelona
3. ABRIR MONTE by Maria Rojas
“When the Revolution is going to break out, the sun rises like a red bomb, but that day it wasn’t like that”
Between 1925 and 1929, in the mountains of Colombia, there was a group of rebels who took the name The Bolsheviks of Lebanon Tolima, mirroring themselves on the Russian Revolution. María Rojas Arias evokes her experience through a precise, sensory work, which is also a declaration of cinematographic integrity in homage to the resistance of what are considered to be the first Latin-American guerrillas. With sounds and images in black and white, or with red tints, a revealing female voice-over accompanies a work brimming with a deep melancholy about the state of affairs. (SdB)
With the support of Fondo para realización de cortometraje documental. FDC 2020 Berlinale Talents Short Form Campus.
Direction: Maria Rojas | Runtime: 26 mins | Dialogues: Spanish | Subtitles: English | Country: Colombia
FicValdivia – Mejor Cortometraje Latinoamericano – 2021
KINOFORUM – Winner: Best Short Film – LIMITE – 2021 –
JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL – Winner: Short Joy – 2021
MIDBO. MUESTRA INTERNACIONAL DOCUMENTAL DE BOGOTÁ 2021
4. LUZ NOCTURNA by Kim Torres
Ale, a seventeen-year-old woman, lives in rural Costa Rica with her two younger siblings. Through landscapes fueled by silence, resentment, and brief moments of joy, Ale will try to protect them from the seething truth, that their mother has left them and is not coming back.
Direction: Kim Torres | Runtime: 14 mins | Dialogues: Spanish | Subtitles: English | Country: Costa Rica | Year: 2022
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Guadalajara International Film Festival | Short Film Competition •
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