March 16, 2023

Four films will compete for MICE’s Best Galician Film award in this year’s edition. They will be screened tonight at 8:00 pm at Teatro Principal in Santiago de Compostela. The first screening will bring Al otro lado del mar to the audience in its Galician premiere –a Galician-Colombian co-production directed by Eloy Domínguez Serén and Samuel Moreno Álvarez. Al otro lado del mar offers an exchange of film letters filmed over three years through which the directors –good friends and colleagues– share glimpses of their life and work with each other. The session will be followed by a Q&A with the directors, after which the three Galician short films that compete for Best Galician Film will be screened: Malgrat (Santi Teijelo), in its world premiere, Tatuado nos ollos levamos o pouso (Diana Toucedo), and A festa do emigrante (Sara Traba). 

On Thursday, the Museum of Galician People will host the screenings of four films competing in the festival’s International Official Selection. At 5:00 pm, the audience is welcome to enjoy the Spanish premiere of Vladimir Krivov’s Detached, a film on the current struggles of the Chukchi people. It will be followed by Las colonias at 7:00 pm, a film by Luis Lazalde screened in Europe for the first time that offers the portrait of a Mennonite community with European roots. Settled in the North of Mexico, they face different issues threatening their ancestral traditions. 

At 5:00 pm, the auditorium of the Museum will host the European premiere of I nostri giorni, a film by Argentinian filmmaker Gisela Peláez that takes us on a journey through different Italian cities and villages, inviting us to explore the poetics of traditional crafts and the people and communities behind them. At 7:00 pm, also at the auditorium, the audience is invited to discover Aylesbury Estate, a documentary by Carlotta Berti filmed over several years that explores the conflicted situation of the people living in one of the most prominent brutalist estates in the United Kingdom. 

At 8:30 pm, Numax will host the screening of Destello bravío, Ainhoa Rodríguez’s first feature film. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Rodríguez, who is also in charge of curating MICE’s section Impropias, and the journalist and director of A Cuarta Parede Jesús Silva. After their discussion on Rodríguez’s selection of films for this year’s Impropias program, the audience will be invited to join in for a Q&A session. 

Destello Bravío
Destello Bravío

All screenings are free of charge. To learn more about tickets, schedules, and venues, click the link.