Cinema Bonaval

LAS CINÉPHILAS

TUESDAY 25

22h00 Parque de Bonaval

[THE CINEPHILES]
María Álvarez
2017 | 74′ | Argentina

SCREENWRITER:  María Alvarez
CAST:  Paloma Diez-Picasso, Chelo Domínguez, Estela Clavería, Norma Bárbaro, Lucía Aguirre
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tirso Díaz-Jares Rueda
EDITOR:  María Alvarez
PRODUCERS: Tirso Díaz-Jares Rueda y María Alvarez




In the words of the film’s director, María Álvarez: Las Cinéphilas is a choral documentary about retired women from various countries who go to the cinema every day. Seeing these women since my years as a student, sharing night time functions with them. They were there, and they are still ‘the cinephiles’. We all saw them, and we always saw them. I decided to film them. Besides love for film, the cinema appears as a place to stave off loneliness and to pass the time. The cinema as a date that motivates these ladies.

XOVES DE COMADRES

WEDNESDAY 26

22h00 Parque de Bonaval

[WIVES’ THURSDAY]
Noemi Chantada
19’ | 2019 | Galicia


His world was already like an empty anthill, an almost dry hive where a boisterous cricket has arrived.

SANTA BAIA DE MONTES

WEDNESDAY 26

22h00 Parque de Bonaval

Sabela Souto
15’| 2019 | Galicia


The director shot this short documentary in the village of Santa Baia de Montes, in the municipality of Cualedro (Ourense). The neighborhood is tired of receiving media that want information about the forest fires that recur every year. This time, it wasn’t like that.

DE MONSTRUOS Y FALDAS

WEDNESDAY 26

22h00 Parque de Bonaval

[OF MONSTERS AND SKIRTS]
Carolina Astudillo
2008 I 24’I España



Libertad, Enriqueta, Maricarmen and Albert evoke the years when their mothers and his aunt stayed in Les Corts jail, times of innocence, hopelessness and distress. Their childhood stories inmmerse us in a world whose main characters are memories, oblivion and the passing of time.

DOROTHÉ NA VILA

THURSDAY 27

22h00 Parque de Bonaval

[PREMIERE]

[DOROTHY IN THE VILLAGE]
Alejandro Gándara e Olaia Tubío
2020 | 85’’ | Galicia

With the director and scriptwriter in attendance.


The Swiss musicologist Dorothé Schubarth arrived in Galicia in the late 70s in search of old songs that have disappeared in the centre of Europe. From this search emerged the 300 hours of recordings that form the Cancioneiro Popular Galego, the largest compilation of traditional Galician music currently kept in the APOI-Museo do Pobo Galego. Forty years later, two girls begin a journey in the footsteps of Schubarth to find the voices that she collected and discover their life stories. It is a journey which combines the joy of singing again and the frustration of arriving late in getting to know a world that is vanishing.

The premier screening of this full-length documentary at the MICE Museo do Pobo Galego goes beyond the indisputable interest of the film itself and the story it tells. The museum’s link with this story comes, on the one hand, from the institution’s own objectives that, from the Arquivo do Patrimonio Oral da Identidade include collecting, cataloguing and putting out in the open our oral traditional music; on the other, the musical fund donation to the APOI in 2014 with which the ethnomusicologist developed the historical songbook.