ECHOS FROM THE PAST
TUESDAY, MARCH 29 AT 8 P.M NUMAX
2021 | 66′ | Galicia
Antonio Caeiro and Margarita Teijeiro
Using old films and archival footage kept by the inhabitants of Vilagarcía de Arousa and donated to the association O Faiado da Memoria, the film reconstructs the life of the town in the days of yore, portraying a space and a lifestyle that has little to do to with what we can see today. The film plays with different pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, assembling and disassembling it, taking us on a trip through experiences and places rescued from the 1920s-1980s. In the film, a group of people of different ages gather around a projector in the living room of a hypothetical house, watch those images and share their thoughts about them.
NOTES ON THE BASKET MAKERS OF MONDARIZ
FRIDAY, APRIL 1 AT 8:30 P.M. TEATRO PRINCIPAL
2021 | 30′ | Galicia
The film offers us a journey back in time through the collective memory to rescue from oblivion a craft tradition that is worth keeping for its socio-cultural value and the environmental sustainability it implies. In this sense, the tradition embodied by Enrique Táboas, the last basket maker of Mondariz, establishes communication with the innovative proposal of Idoia Cuesta, a contemporary basket maker widely recognized for her creative work.
THE LAST OF ARGANEO
Friday, April 1 at 8.30 p.m. Teatro Principal
2022 | 30′ | Galicia
David Vázquez moved from Chantada (Galicia) to León to tell the story of Edilberto Rodríguez, a young man of 24 who left everything to be a shepherd in the land of his grandparents. Every year he goes up to Arganeo, where he rebuilds the old abandoned corrals and stays all summer with his flock. His love for animals, nature, traditions… Everything he learned from his grandfather and grandmother in Silván (Benuza, León) make him a unique person at his age, someone who keeps the customs of a time that has already disappeared and of a land that is aging slowly, but with a new look that transmits joy and hope.