Programme. Trasfoco: The Salt

The Trasfoco section was introduced for the first time in 2018 with the chosen theme of The Volcano. In 2019 the theme around which the section will revolve is Salt, a mineral which has played a crucial role in shaping the island of Lanzarote. The purpose of this section is to explore an issue or subject matter of critical importance for Lanzarote, not through a closed, short-sighted or localist gaze, but from an open and universal perspective. Each year we will be looking at a theme that is instrumental in shaping our lives, our past, our present and even our future and we will analyse it through a series of screenings and related activities. The very purpose of the Trasfoco section is to take a look at ourselves through the eyes of others— filmmakers from different times and places—and to rediscover our island by exploring it anew and learning from its past.

This year, the common thread running through the eleven films to be screened in this section is Salt, a common natural element that has shaped the history of humankind, of the Canary Islands and Lanzarote in particular. The films range from a Soviet production from 1930 to shorts and feature-lengths from recent years, as well as highly prestigious titles like Araya, the Venezuelan film which won the prize at Cannes in 1959 and Alrededor de las salinas by Jacinto Esteva.

In conjunction with these screenings, many of which will be introduced by their directors, we are also organizing three guided walks, in collaboration with Geoparque Lanzarote, to the most important salt flats on the island: Janubio, Puerto Naos and El Río. And also, as an introduction to the festival, we are organizing two lectures on the history of salt throughout the history of humanity, the Canary Islands and Lanzarote.

El Mar Inmóvil

Opening. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 19:00, Yaiza

Le Tempestaire

Thursday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

No merece morir

Opening. Thursday, November 21, 2019, 19:00, Yaiza

The Grapes of Wrath

Viernes, 27/11 · 19:30 · El Almacén

El último molino

Thursday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Autour des Salines

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Children of the Beehive

Viernes, 27/11 · 22:15 · El Almacén

Si no hubiera viento

Thursday, 25/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Como as Serras Crescem

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Songs for After a War

Sábado, 28/11 · 18:30 · El Almacén

The Miller and the Sweep

Thursday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Because of salt

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Black Rain

Sábado, 28/11 · 21:15 · El Almacén

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Thursday, 25/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

My name is Salt

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Judgement At Nuremberg

Domingo, 29/11 · 18:30 · El Almacén

The Wind. A Documentary Thriller

Friday, 26/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Araya

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 19:00, El Almacén

Cyclone

Lunes, 30/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

Friday, 26/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Salt Garden

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

The Answer

Lunes, 30/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Salt for Svanetia

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Three Weeks After

Lunes, 30/11 · 21:15 · El Almacén

Bitter Wind

Saturday, 27/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

Le vent des amoureux

Saturday, 27/11 · 19:00 · El Almacén

The Wind

Saturday, 27/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Chris Welsby: works on wind

Sunday, 28/11 · 18:30 · El Almacén

Pour le Mistral

Sunday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Wind

Sunday, 28/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Con el viento

Monday, 29/11 · 21:00 · El Almacén

Braguino

Friday, November 29, 2019, 18:00, El Almacén

The Pageant

Viernes, 04/12 · 21:15 · El Almacén

Salt

Friday, November 29, 2019, 21:00, El Almacén

Y la vida continúa

Saturday, 05/12 · 22:00 · El Almacén

Change One’s Life

Closing. Saturday, November 30, 2019, 18:30/20:00, El Almacén

Gente de mar y viento

Friday, 3/12 · 21:30 · El Almacén

Winged Migration

Saturday, 4/12 · 20:30 · To be confirmed