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(Anti)Heroic Contemporary Film


(Anti)Heroic Contemporary Film

From 08 April to 28 May 2017

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2

Who are the new heroes of contemporary arthouse cinema? During the months of April and May, La Casa Encendida presents a double film cycle featuring epic tales and survival stories of everyday life, where our outsider superheroes combat the invisible villains of loneliness and alienation.

The first part of the cycle (in April) stars young people from Palestine, Argentina, Mozambique and the Philippines. These confused individuals will use their sexualised bodies to escape from their own private hells.

Cycle produced with the collaboration of Carlota Moseguí.

Activities Cycle (Anti)Heroic Contemporary Film Open/close Cycle
  • From 08 to 09 April 2017
    "The Human Surge" by Eduardo Williams
    Films, Screenings "The Human Surge" by Eduardo Williams

    After being fired from his job at a supermarket in Buenos Aires, Exe spends the days stripping before a webcam with his (…)

  • From 29 to 30 April 2017
    "Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me" by Hadar Morag
    Films, Screenings "Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me" by Hadar Morag

    Muhammad is a Palestinian teenager who works at a bakery on Israeli soil (…)

  • From 06 to 07 May 2017
    "Tabl" by Keywan Karimi
    Films, Screenings "Tabl" by Keywan Karimi

    In the ghostly Tehran of Tabl, it is impossible to tell day from night—or good from evil.

  • From 13 to 14 May 2017
    "The Night" by Edgardo Castro
    Films, Screenings "The Night" by Edgardo Castro

    Sordid, sexually explicit and brutally honest, the celebrated Argentinian actor Edgardo Castro's directorial debut (…)

  • From 20 to 21 May 2017
    "Mina Walking" by Yosef Baraki
    Films, Screenings "Mina Walking" by Yosef Baraki

    A motherless 12-year-old girl struggles to deal with her father's heroin addiction and constant debts (…)

  • From 27 to 28 May 2017
    "Withered Green" by Mohammed Hammad
    Films, Screenings "Withered Green" by Mohammed Hammad

    After their parents' death, Iman and Noha decide to live alone in their old family home (…)

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