2020 Screenings

Special Sessions

Palacio de la Prensa (Plaza de Callao nº4)
Admission: invitation only

Festival Opening
The Professional Career Award will be given and the opening film will be screened.

Palacio de la Prensa
Plaza de Callao 4
Admission: invitation only
November 4th
8 pm

Opening ceremony and screening of Los tiburones, by Lucía Garibaldi. Uruguay. 80′
With the support of Casa de América and Wanda Films.

Festival Closing
The Best Film Award will be given by an international jury to one of the directors in the Competitive Section. In addition, the award for Best Spanish Film decided by members of the Blogos de Oro Awards Association will be presented, courtesy of RC Service with 3,000 euros in discounts for film equipment rental.

Palacio de la Prensa
Plaza de Callao 4
Presented by: Nerea Pérez de las Heras, journalist, comedian, and author of the book Feminismo para torpes (Feminism for the clumsy)
Admission: invitation only
November 13 th
8 – 10 pm

Closing ceremony and screening of Misbehaviour, by Philippa Lowthorpe. United Kingdom. 106′.
With the support of Movistar +.

Competitive Section

Eleven international feature films that have not been premiered yet in either Spain or Madrid, produced between 2018 and 2020, will be screened and compete for the Best Film Award. A selection of 7 of them will also be available on FILMIN.

Cine Estudio del Círculo de Bellas Artes
Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera nº4
Admission: 3€
Ticket sales

Miia Tervo, Finland
Fiction, 2019, 105’

El agente Topo (The Mole Agent)
Maite Alberdi, Chile, Germany, Spain, Holland and United States
Documentary, 2020, 84’

La última primavera (Last Days of Spring)
Isabel Lamberti, Netherlands and Spain
Fiction/Documentary, 2020,77’

Nunzia De Stefano, Italy
Fiction, 2019, 87’

Parwareshgah (The Orphanage)
Shahrbanoo Sadat, Afganistan
Fiction, 2019, 90’

Saint Maud
Rose Glass, United Kingdom
Fiction, 2019, 84’

Shpia Agës (Aga’s House)
Lendita Zeqiraj, Kosovo, Croatia, France and Albania
Fiction, 2019, 107’

Sin señas particulares (Identifying Features)
Fernanda Valadez, Mexico and Spain
Fiction, 2020, 105’

Systemsprenger (System Crasher)
Nora Fingscheidt, Germany
Fiction, 2018, 119’

Woorijb (The House of Us)
Yoon Ga-eun, South Korea
Fiction, 2019, 92’

Zgodovina ljubezni (History of Love)
Sonja Prosenc, Slovenia, Italy and Norway
Fiction, 2018, 105’

Focus Poland Section

Three feature films will be screened and premiered in Spain, all of them by renowned female directors from Poland, the guest country in the 3rd edition of Festival de Cine por Mujeres. Two of them will also be available on FILMIN

Sala de Cine de la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas
Calle de Zurbano nº 3
Admission: 3.15 €
Venta de entradas

Nic nie ginie (Nothing is Lost)
Kalina Alabrudzinska, Poland
Fiction, 2019, 71’

Blizny (Scars)
Agnieszka Zwiefka, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands
Documentary, 2019, 79’

Żelazny most (The Iron Bridge)
Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska, Poland
Fiction, 2019, 84’

Spanish Female Authors Panorama

Sixteen Spanish feature films shot between 2018 and 2019 will be screened, one of which will be premiered in Madrid. These films will compete for the Best Spanish Film Award, granted by the Blogos de Oro association and sponsored by RC Services. The prize will consist of 3.000 euros in discounts on film equipment for rental.

Sala Berlanga de la Fundación SGAE
Calle de Andrés Mellado 53
Admission: 3€
Ticket sales

La Asfixia (Asphyxia)
Ana Isabel Bustamante, Guatemala, Spain and y México
Documentary, 2018, 80’

La hija de un ladrón (A Thief’s Daughter)
Belén Funes, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 102’

Ojos negros
Marta Lallana and Ivet Castelo, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 65’

Varados (Stranded)
Helena Taberna, Spain
Documentary, 2018, 72’

Jaione Camborda, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 77’

Cartas mojadas
Paula Palacios, Spain
Documentary, 2020, 81’

San Mao. La novia del desierto
Marta Arribas and Ana Pérez de la Fuente, Spain
Documentary, 2019, 86’

Descubriendo a José Padilla
Marta Figueras and Susana Guardiola, Spain
Documentary, 2020, 93’

La vida sin Sara Amat
Laura Jou, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 75’

Casa de sudor y lágrimas (House of Sweat and Tears)
Sonia Escolano, Spain
Fiction, 2018, 104’

Clara Sanz, Spain and France
Documentary, 2019, 83’

Vivir dos veces (Live Twice, Love Once)
María Ripoll, Spain
Fiction, 2018, 101’

La innocència (The Innocence)
Lucía Alemany, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 92’

Rol & Rol (Role & Role)
Chus Gutiérrez, Spain
Documentary, 2020, 79’

Ara Malikian. Una vida entre las cuerdas (Ara Malikian. A Life Among Strings)
Nata Moreno, Spain
Documentary, 2019, 89’

Violeta no coge el ascensor
Mamen Díaz, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 88’

Inéditas from Bolivia and Costa Rica Section

Two feature films, directed by Latin American women, produced in 2019, will be screened at www.filmin.es, thanks to Casa de América’s support.

Casa América

Ceniza negra (Land of Ashes)
Sofía Quirós Úbeda, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 81’

La tonada del viento (The Tune of the Wind)
Yvette Paz-Soldán, Spain
Fiction, 2019, 80’

Contemporary Arab Women Directors II Section

Three feature films directed by Arab women and produced in 2019 will be screened in Madrid. At least one of them will be premiered in Spain and three others will be screened at Casa Árabe in Córdoba. Four feature films will be available on FILMIN

Casa Árabe en Madrid / Córdoba
Calle de Alcalá 62 / Calle de Samuel de los Santos y Gener 9
Admission: 4€ online and 5€ at the box office (Madrid) / Admission: free (Córdoba)
Ticket sales

For Sama
Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts, English and Arabic
Documentary, 2019, 103’

Mounia Meddour, French and Arabic
Fiction, 2019, 106’

Un divan à Tunis (Arab Blues)
Manele Labidi, French
Fiction, 2019, 88’

Maryam Touzani, Arabic
Fiction, 2019, 98’

Noura’s Dream
Hinde Boujemaa, Arabic
Fiction, 2019, 92’

The perfect Candidate
Haifaa Al Mansour, Arabic
Fiction, 2019, 101’

Section Contemporary German Directors

Three films from the 2019 Berlinale International Film Festival’s Retrospective: “Self-Determined. Perspective of Women Filmmakers”, will be screened.

Goethe-Institut Madrid
Calle de Zurbarán 21
Free admission upon registration

Neun Leben hat die Katze (The cat has nine lives)
Ula Stöckl, Germany
Fiction, 1968, 86’

Das Fahrrad (The Bicycle)
Evelyn Schmidt, German
Fiction, 1981, 89’

Wer fürchtet sich vorm schwarzen Mann (Who’s Afraid of the Bogeyman)
Helke Misselwitz, Germany
Documentary, 1989, 52’

Swedish Directors Section

Four feature films, produced between 2018 and 2019 will be screened, one of which will be premiered in Madrid. A key film by Mai Zetterling, a pioneer in the history of cinema, will also be screened. All films will be available on FILMIN

Cineteca Madrid. Sala Plató
Plaza de Legazpi 8
Admission: 3.50€
Ticket sales

Dröm Vidare (Beyond Dreams)
Rojda Sekersöz, Sweden
Fiction, 2018, 90’

Älskande par (Loving Couples)
Mai Zetterling, Sweden
Fiction, 1964, 118’

Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja, Sweden and Denmark
Fiction, 2018, 106’

Lucky One
Mia Engberg, Sweden, Norway and Finland
Fiction, 2018, 76’

Featured Creators Section. A proposal by the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

The documentary film Beyond the visible – Hilda af Klint will be shown at FILMIN, thanks to the National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum’s support.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Salón de Actos

Beyond the Visible – Hilda af Klint
Halina Dyrschka, Germany
Documentary, 2019, 93’

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

In collaboration with Films For Hope, a special screening will take place with the Spanish premiere of the film Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, produced by Jodie Foster. The film will also be available on FILMIN

Cineteca Madrid. Sala Plató
Plaza de Legazpi 8
Admission: 3.50€
Ticket sales

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché
Pamela B. Green, United States
Documentary, 2018, 103’

Alice Guy, A Film Pioneer: Short Films Selection Section

Thirteen short films by pioneer French filmmaker Alice Guy will be screened.

November 13th 2020. 8 pm
Teatro del Instituto Francés de Madrid
Calle del Marqués de la Ensenada nº 12
Admission: 4€ ticket office. 5€ online
Ticket sales

Alice Guy tourne une phonoscène…
Alice Guy, France
Documentary, 1905, 2’

Avenue de l’Opéra
Alice Guy, France
Documentary, 1900, 1’

Chapellerie et charcuterie mécaniques
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1900, 1’

Chez le magnétiseur
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1898, 1’

Chez le photographe
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1900, 1’

Chirurgie fin de siècle
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1900, 2’

La Course à la saucisse
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1907, 4’

Le Billet de banque
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1907, 11’

Le Lit à roulette
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1907, 4’

Les résultats du féminisme
Alice Guy, France
Documentary, 1906, 7’

Madame a des envies
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1906, 4,15’

Questions indiscrètes
Alice Guy, France
Musical, 1905, 2’

Sur la barricade
Alice Guy, France
Fiction, 1907, 6’

Céline Sciamma Retrospective

An accurated selection of three feature films directed by Céline Sciamma will be screened.

Centro Comercial Palacio de Hielo
Calle de Silvano 77
Admission: 5,50€
Ticket sales

Céline Sciamma, France
Fiction, 2011, 82’

Bande des filles (Girlhood)
Céline Sciamma, France
Fiction, 2014, 113’

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
Céline Sciamma, France
Fiction, 2019, 122’

Óperas primas. Coming of Age Section

A selection of four films from different countries with the theme of Coming of Age as the common thread will be screened.

Sala de Cine de Sala Equis
Calle Duque de Alba 4
Admission: 6,90€
Venta de entradas

Persepolis (Persepolis)
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, France and United States
Animation, 2007, 96’

Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993)
Carla Simón, Spain
Fiction, 2017, 97’

Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France, Turkey, Germany and Qatar
Fiction, 2015, 97’

The virgin suicides
Sofia Coppola, United States and Canada
Fiction, 1999, 97’

Propuestas de La Morada de Malasaña Section

Two films directed by leading European directors will be screened.

Sala Reina Mora de La Morada
Calle de la Palma 11
Admission: 5€

Das Vorspiel (The Audition)
Ina Weisse, France and Germany
Fiction, 2019, 99’

Alice Winocour, France
Fiction, 2019, 107’

Cine por mujeres on 8 Madrid TV

8madrid TV will broadcast in prime time a selection of four Spanish films directed by Pilar Miró, Daniela Féjerman, Patricia Ferreira and Eva Lesmes.

8madrid TV

Pon un hombre en tu vida
Eva Lesmes, Spain
Fiction, 1996, 89’

7 minutos (7 minutes)
Daniela Féjerman, Spain
Fiction, 2009, 95

Beltenebros (Prince of Shadows)
Pilar Miró, Spain
Fiction, 1991, 114’

El alquimista impaciente (The Impatient Alchemist)
Patricia Ferreira, Spain and Argentina
Fiction, 2002, 110’