March 22nd, 2024. Ethnographic cinema made or directed by women is once again the central theme of the Impropias section of the International Ethnographic Film Festival Museum of Galician People. This 19th edition will hold the first retrospective dedicated in Galicia to the pioneer of Italian documentary cinema, Cecilia Mangini. It will be conducted by Carolina Astudillo, who will relate Mangini’s work to her own filmography, in a total of three sessions that will also include the world premiere of Astudillo last film, Postal. In particular, in the session on Friday from 6 pm in NUMAX we will be able to watch Esa fugaz esencia que dejaron los sucesos, by Carolina Astudillo; and Essere donne, Stendalí (Suonano ancora) and Maria e i giorni, by Cecilia Mangini.

Essere donne, by Cecilia Mangini

On MICE third day, the Salón Teatro will host Trazas third and last session. From 8 pm onwards the censored film Rocío, by Fernando Ruiz Vergara, which explores the economic, class and power basis that underlie the devotion to Rocío; and the short film Andalucía 28 F, by Nonio Parejo, about the celebration of the Autonomy Referendum the Andalusian people voted for on February 28th, 1980, will be screened. The session will include a discussion with Alejandro Alvarado, filmmaker, researcher and autor of the book La postcensura en el cine documental de la transición española (Post-censorship in documentary cinema of the Spanish transition).

On Friday, the screenings of the International section for competition will also continue. In the South Wing of the Museum, at 5.30 pm the premiere of the film With Love, Stela, by Stela Roxana Pascal will take place; and at 7.30 pm the Spanish first release of Guardians of the Flame, by Daniel Wolff will be screened. In addition, Sew to Say, by Rakel Aguirre, will be first released in Galicia at 7 pm in the Auditorio of the Museum of Galician People.