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Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Jueves, 25/11 · Televisión Canaria

The Red Balloon

Saturday, 27/11 · 11:00 · El Almacén

The Mole Agent

Saturday, 27/11 · 18:30 · Teatro Municipal de Tías
Saturday, 4/11 · 18:00 · Casa de la Cultura Benito Pérez Armas (Yaiza)

The Odd-Job Men

From 29/11 to 3/11 · El Almacén

Besides the main sections included in the Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote every year, screening feature-length and short films from all over the world, such as the Official Section, Trasfoco and Cruce de caminos: Filmmakers from the Canaries, the festival also organizes other smaller—though no less interesting—sections that screen films targeting different audiences. This is part of the festival’s ambition to reach out to a wider public interested in film and to expand its cultural offer to sectors of the population who are often unable to attend for reasons of time or for social or even geographical causes.

Now in its third year, the goal of the Maguas section is to bring to Lanzarote films that were not included in the Official Section in previous years, generally because of the requirement of most festivals for the films not to have been screened before. The Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote has always been against this kind of policy. If festivals only show films in premiere, then the films are prevented from travelling to as many places and events as possible; this policy only serves to stifle films and their promotion, and limits the number of potential viewers. For this reason, the Muestra introduced this section with the purpose of offering the public of Lanzarote a chance to see major films that it did not manage to get in previous years.

And with the goal of ensuring that audiences from different towns and villages in the island have an opportunity to enjoy the Muestra without having to travel to Arrecife, the place where most of the festival’s activities are held, this year we are taking the screenings on tour. The mission of this section is to bring cinema to the people of the island, no matter where they live. As a result, Casa de la Cultura Benito Pérez Armas in Yaiza and Teatro Municipal in Tías will be the first venues to host this section. Both halls will be transformed into film theatres to screen the Chilean movie The Mole Agent.

Finally, this eleventh edition of the festival is also introducing a new section aimed at families with children who want to see interesting films suitable for younger audiences. These screenings will hopefully lead to a new generation of filmgoers, especially those who have not had the chance before to attend a film theatre. With the goal that they enjoy the unique experience which has been part and parcel of family entertainment for over one century, on this occasion we have chosen the lovable French film The Red Balloon, directed by Albert Lamorisse in 1956.