CORMORÁN FILM FEST

2019

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I WAIT FOR TUA (RE) VOLTA   (Eliza Capai, Brazil)

In a pre-Bolsonaro Brazil, protests for better public education become massive, reaching a critical level.

With this documentary, Eliza Capai vindicates, based on her protegonists, years of social struggle in a country on the brink of the abyss.

Monday 9 - 18:30

ACID (Alexander Gorchilin, Russia)

Sasha and Petya are two young Russians plunged into a spiral of partying, drugs and few prospects. Their families despise them,  friends  disappear. In the cold of Moscow, nobody knows very well what he is doing. 
A raw and incisive film about the state and hopes of a lost generation.

Tuesday 10  - 16:30

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FIELD (Tiago Hespanha, Portugal)

Military base, bee farm, land for ornithologists and farmers, vault for amateur astronomers ...

COUNTRYSIDE  it is the crucible of the divine and the human. 
A documentary bordering on fable that offers a bird's eye view of the world and all its things.

Tuesday 10 - 18:30

DIRTY GOD (Sacha Polak, The Netherlands)

Jade is a young English mother who survives  to the cowardly acid attack of his ex-partner. With her face marked for life, she must mature by leaps and bounds and avoid sinking into the misfortune and helplessness that lead to self-destruction.

A very powerful work, with the rawness and poetry that the fight against oneself (and the whole world) can suppose.

Wednesday 11 - 18:30

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SUMMER SURVIVORS (Marija Kavtaradze, Lithuania)

Indre, a young psychologist, must escort Paulius, a bipolar patient,  from the clinic where you work to another center. Accompanies them  Juste, who has attempted suicide. They will start a conversation soon  about their traumas and hopes.

Road-movie at times tragic and funny, which investigates disorders

mental and human relationships.

Thursday 12 - 18:30

DIE GRUBE (Hristiana Raykova, Germany) 

In the most famous thermal baths in Bulgaria you will find a microcosm where social class does not matter. A meeting place, currently despised by many, adored by its users.

A beautiful portrait of the passage of time of emblematic places. And the State / Collective conflict in El Hoyo del Mar Negro.

Friday 13 - 16:30

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SCHEME BIRDS (Ellinor Hallin and Ellen Fiske, Sweden)

Gemma is a Scottish girl from an industrial neighborhood. He lives in a poor and conflictive environment, in which he will have to fight hard to get ahead. Ellinor Hallin and Ellen Fiske present us with a heartbreaking documentary on the social upheavals behind economic neglect.

 

An open-hearted film, heir to the most combative Ken Loach.

Friday the 13th  - 18:30

SHORT 1

( Wednesday 13  - 17:00 )

Un hombre intercepta en plena calle a un chico a la carrera. Dicen que ha robado un móvil. El público pronto juzga y acorrala al ladrón. 
 

Un corto palpitante de Felipe Gálvez sobre la necesidad del culpable y la hipocresía del sistema.

Dos niños se refugian de la violencia en las montañas de Sinaloa.
 

Pieza experimental con una atmósfera inquietante. Donde la naturaleza se convertirá en ensoñación, y el miedo en serenidad

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Un tsunami está a punto de barrer Benidorm. Las autoridades desalojan la ciudad, pero Teresa, mujer que regenta un hotel en primera línea de playa, decide quedarse a pesar de los avisos.

 

Impecable corto de Claudia Costafreda sobre la relación madre-hijo, la soledad y el abandono

Elinborg y María se encuentran en el supermercado. La conversación es trivial, pero parece que Elinborg ha olvidado el cumpleaños de su amiga. Lo que es peor, quizá hasta la haya eliminado de Facebook.
 

Johannes Nørregaard  reflexiona entre risas sobre el alcance de las redes sociales y su impacto en la vida diaria.

SHORT 2

( Thursday 12  - five pm  )

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Muñe sabe arreglar cosas. Encuentra sus piezas en el desguace de los vecinos, donde recibe la ayuda inesperada de la hija de la familia. 
 

Catalina Álvarez presenta este corto como un hijo extraño de David Lynch y Richard Linklater, sobre la crisis y la integración de las comunidades latinas en el sur de EEUU.

Madre e hija faenan la playa en busca de algo que poder vender para salir adelante. Apenas si tienen para comer, y una noche de marea brava la madre decide trabajar a pesar del peligro.


Nuno Baltazar presenta un emotivo corto sobre el reverso de nuestra sociedad: las vidas de los menos afortunados en los márgenes del sueño occidental.

Lucía es una joven jugadora de balonmano. A la salida de un entrenamiento, va a buscar a su hermano en moto a través de calles aparentemente tranquilas. 
 

Un fulminante corto de Álvaro Gago sobre la vulnerabilidad y el peligro que se revuelve bajo lo cotidiano.

Bárbara y Pol pasan unos días de vacaciones en una casa rural con unos amigos. Es un lugar tranquilo, en el que Bárbara recordará heridas del pasado e intentará curarlas en la intimidad con Pol. 
 

Precioso corto de Irene Moray sobre los traumas, la confianza, el amor y la superación.

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The cormorant is one of the few bird species that is able to dive underwater in search of food, come back up to the surface, and fly again. That is why Cormorán Film Fest chooses this animal as a symbol of a certain type of cinema, one that reaches down in the depths of human condition, submerges in our social and emotional ins and outs, creating honest and strong films, without masks or fake impositions that limit the author and his team's point of view.

This small festival is no more than an attempt on encouraging the transgression and positive criticism on the seventh art, the power that cinema has always had to raise awareness and thrill.

Just as Parquet Courts suggest in their last album, Wide awake, we are living in confusing times, facing an uncertain future and at a first sight, a pretty rough one too. That is why, rather than just complaining about it, Cormorán proposes a search for solutions and the creation of awareness.

 

Because cinema is feeling, and with that, you can move nations.

CATEGORIES

Feature films

7 selected from around the world. A category filled with beauty and reality.

Feature films

Short films

8 selected. From promising young stars to renowned filmmakers. The briefest complexity.

Short films

AWARDS

FEATURES

JURY

AWARD

HONORARY

MENTION

AUDIENCE

AWARD

SHORTS

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HONORARY

MENTION

AUDIENCE AWARD

MARÍA PITA PRIZE

to the boldest film