Programme. Feature Film Official Selection

From among the over five hundred presented for the 9th Muestra de Cine de Lanzarote, seven feature films from different countries were selected for the competition in the Official Section. They are, as is by now customary, the films we consider most interesting and committed with an idea of cinema which, not only takes risks, but also adumbrates new approaches to the world, history, economy and the image. They are full-length films from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland and United States which, in most cases, will be presented by their own directors.

In a section of this kind it is not at all easy to find common patterns among the various films. Each one deals with specific problems and dilemmas, and it does so through its own formal strategies. This perhaps could be one of the most interesting aspects of this section: the possibility to see and get to know completely different dimensions of audiovisual culture, powerful films with little or nothing in common between them.

However, it is possible to recognise certain aspects that appear and reappear in some of them, which may perhaps reflect issues from this time of uncertainty: the oral word as a key element to communicate life experiences, ideas and emotions; correspondence, that is, the written text sent via mail as a system able to condense great intensity and leave an imprint on time; cinema as a (quasi-theatricalised) representation of life; and finally, a deep anxiety in relation to the legacy of totalitarianisms.

The Hidden City

Sunday, 25/11/2018. El Almacén

The Wolf House

Monday, 26/11/2018. El Almacén

Tuesday, 27/11/2018. El Almacén

The Image You Missed

Wednesday, 28/11/2018. El Almacén

Still Recording

Wednesday, 28/11/2018. El Almacén


Thursday, 29/11/2018. El Almacén


Friday, 30/11/2018. El Almacén

Bird Island

Monday, November 25, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

MS Slavic 7

Monday, November 25, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Heimat is a Space in Time

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén