Saturday, March 18, 2023

This Saturday at 8:30 pm, Numax will host the first screening of Lindes, a parallel section coordinated in collaboration with guest festival MDOC – Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço. For this first session, they will bring to the audience Dispersos pelo centro, by António Aleixo –a film that takes us on a journey through the area of Terras da Chanfaina, guided by Tiago Pereira and geographer Álvaro Domingues. 

At 6:00 pm, MICE’s Impropias invites us to discover another Portuguese film: Eldorado XXI, a mysterious documentary directed by Salomé Lamas that offers a portrait of everyday life in the highest permanent settlements in the world, at more than 16,700 ft above sea level: La Rinconada and Cerro Lunar in the Peruvian Andres. 

Fotograma Eldorado XXI
Eldorado XXI

The Museum of Galician People will screen the last two films of MICE’s International Official Selection. At 5:00 pm, in the auditorium of the Museum, the audience is welcome to discover La primera puerta, a film by Colectivo Súper Cuy (Ecuador) that reflects on farmer communities. At 7:00 pm, the South Wing will host the screening of Tolyatti Adrift, a documentary directed by Laura Sisteró that delves into the Russian town of Tolyatti, once a symbol of socialist progress, today the poorest city in Russia. Tomorrow, the jury will notify the winner of the Best Film award and the Best Galician Film award. 

At 7:00 pm today, the auditorium of the Museum of Galician People will two more screenings of the Trazas selection, brought to the audience by MICE in collaboration with Cineclube de Compostela: Contras’City, a short film written and directed by Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty that invites us into the eclectic city of Dakar, and Boca de lixo (Eduardo Coutinho, Brazil), an experimental documentary on the everyday life of several people that live and work in the wasteland of Itaoca in San Gonçalo, 40 km away from Rio de Janeiro. 

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