Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge. He runs to help her, and goes with her to the ... See full summary »
In Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers will reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif that is woven by destiny, faith and love.
One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.
A contribution to our understanding of an important issues, hidden by politicians and the media
If you want to know more about the Basque area of France/Spain, the deep political problems (which have echoes of Northern Ireland) and get to the bottom of something that is glossed over by the media and the Spanish government, go and see The Basque Ball. But be warned, it is a film that requires much attention and dedication - it's no easy viewing. There are so many points to assimilate that your brain may well ache after the first half hour. But if you stay on track the effort is worth it - you will have learnt a lot (even if a 'lot' is little more than scratching the surface) about an issue on our doorstep that is not being made public (the Spanish Government, predictably, I understand, tried to have the film banned) .
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