Our contemporary film programme is back at La Casa Encendida, but wherever possible we'll be using the courtyard instead of the screening room. All titles will also be broadcast simultaneously on our Filmin channel for those who can't visit the centre.
The last contemporary film cycle of the year features eight major titles which in spite of their worldwide release—and in certain cases following a brief tour of the festivals—have still not be been screened in Madrid or on the internet.
The programme showcases last year's best art house movies premiered at the Belfort and Toronto festivals, as well as the main titles from the last edition of the Rotterdam Festival. United by a transgressive spirit, these debut and second films are directed by a new generation of film-makers yet to be discovered.
You'll find Gothic horror from American film producer Graham Swon; the new voice from the Berlin school, Ceylan-Alejandro Ataman Checa; the unsettling psychological thriller from the Canadian rookie film-maker Heather Young; the exquisite contemplative anti-xenophobic poem from the new promise of Indian cinema, Arun Karthick; and the sublime romantic ode to nature by the Danish director Illum Jacobi.
From 03 to 09 October 2020Screenings, Films 'The World Is Full of Secrets', by Graham Swon
A cult horror film about five teenagers who stay awake all night telling each other the most chilling stories they (…)
From 10 to 16 October 2020Screenings, Films 'Nasir', by Arun Karthick
Arun Karthick, the young promise of contemporary Indian cinema, couldn't be any farther removed from the mainstream (…)
From 17 to 23 October 2020Screenings, Films 'The Trouble with Nature', by Illum Jacobi
A road movie through the hazardous French Alps featuring philosopher Edmund Burke (…)
From 31 October to 06 November 2020Screenings, Films 'Murmur', by Heather Young
In this chilling psychological thriller, an alcoholic woman is obsessed with saving all the animals that are going (…)
From 07 to 13 November 2020Screenings, Films 'Alva', by Ico Costa
In this immersive road movie through the bucolic forests of Portugal, a fugitive from justice struggles with (…)
From 14 to 20 November 2020Screenings, Films 'Les enfants d´Isadora', by Damien Manivel
Dancer and film-maker Damien Manivel declares his devotion to contemporary dance with a story about four women who (…)
From 21 to 27 November 2020Screenings, Films 'Time of Moulting' ('Fellwechselzeit'), by Sabrina Mertens
Filmed in minutes-long shots, this poignant psychological family drama explores inheritance and how the traumas of one (…)
From 28 November to 04 December 2020Screenings, Films 'Sebastian Jumping Fences', by Ceylan-Alejandro Ataman Checa
This intimate coming-of-age film is condensed into three fleeting moments in the childhood and youth of a shy boy from (…)