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Contemporary Film: No Man’s Lands

'Chico ventana también quisiera tener un submarino', de Alex Piperno

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Contemporary Film: No Man’s Lands

From 06 February to 05 March 2021

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2
Madrid
28012
Spain

Explore the globalisation dilemma in Latin America in a film programme about the emotional rift between humans and their environment and their desperate attempts to reconnect with it.

Under the title “No Man’s Lands”, during the month of February we will present four feature-length films from Uruguay, Bolivia, Mexico and Venezuela that decry our emotional and spiritual impoverishment in the new globalised world. Forced to surrender their individual, social and territorial identities, the main characters in these films strive to reconnect with and, in some cases, survive in their now hostile homelands.

This contemporary film cycle, which will be shown to live audiences and on the Filmin channel of La Casa Encendida, ranges from the cosmic, contemplative science fiction of Uruguayan director Alex Piperno, who examines the difficult choice between the old and the modern world, to the new metafiction of Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Pereda, who invites us to reflect on how the success of the TV show Narcos and its rapid distribution via Netflix managed to change the iconography of Mexico, stereotyping the country and its people.

In addition, the programme will include Bolivian director Diego Mondaca’s anti-war movie about indigenous Aymara and Quechua people who were forced to fight under the Bolivian flag during the Chaco War, followed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jorge Thielen Armand’s intense docudrama La Fortaleza (Fortitude) about his own father’s struggle to overcome alcohol addiction against the backdrop of Venezuela’s political, social and economic crisis.

Activities Cycle Contemporary Film: No Man’s Lands Open/close Cycle
  • From 06 to 12 February 2021
    “Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine” by Alex Piperno
    La Casa On, Screenings, Films “Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine” by Alex Piperno

    A fantastic story unfolds aboard a ship on the high seas that contains magic portals, invisible to practically every (…)

  • From 13 to 19 February 2021
    “Chaco” by Diego Mondaca
    La Casa On, Screenings, Films “Chaco” by Diego Mondaca

    An anti-war recreation about the little-known Chaco War fought between Bolivia and Paraguay in the 1930s (…)

  • From 20 to 26 February 2021
    “La fortaleza'” by Jorge Thielen Armand
    La Casa On, Screenings, Films “La fortaleza'” by Jorge Thielen Armand

    An intense tour de force about an alcoholic man—played by the director’s father—who leaves his home in Caracas to (…)

  • From 27 February to 05 March 2021
    “Fauna” by Nicolás Pereda
    La Casa On, Screenings, Films “Fauna” by Nicolás Pereda

    A small metanarrative gem where the innocent encounter between two siblings in a remote village in northern Mexico (…)

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