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CINEMAATTIC at Hackney Picturehouse

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Time 19:30
Date 07/04/17
Price £6
  • Produced by Cinema Attic London
  • Price £6
  • Get ready for precious minimalist love stories, jet black comedy, and tales on the Basque conflict…
  • Bring along interest in Spanish histories and film making
  • See you at Hackney Picturehouse

In every culture, but in Spanish even more dramatically, relevant things happen around the table.

Well it’s just a table, an inanimate simple piece of furniture. Not really, come see how most of our daily routines and exceptional news are received at a table. A relationship stuck in stupid arguments, families pretending to be happy, a woman facing her husband’s assassin, academic dismissals, first dates… We present six small beautiful stories around a table.

These are all award winning shorts and you’ll understand why. They were praised in Cannes, Seminci, Toronto… In the case of NORTE it was one of the two Spanish Shortfilms selected to compete at Clermont-Ferrand Short Filmfestival.

“Mañana” is well know to be one of most recurrent words used for Spaniards. In MAÑANA NO ES OTRO DIA one of our favourite directors wonders how hard it is for young couples to last today. Master of framing misunderstandings between couples, David Martin de los Santos comfortably digs into conflict in relationships like no other. The limits of solidarity and individualism in modern times full of economic uncertainty. Young folks trying to make a relationship work while everything is fucked up around them. The lack of social security, economic stability and the dark future prospects deeply influence thousands of couples today.

At Christmas time, with all that excessive amount of food and booze…everyone’s smiling, we are all a happy family aren’t we? Esta noche es Nochebuena y mañana Navidad…says a famous Spanish Christmas carol. In …Y MAÑANA NAVIDAD – …and tomorrow Christmas day- we take you back to one of those Christmas Eve Dinners, a well respected happy family celebrating the joy of being together…

Óscar Bernàcer is the golden boy of Spanish film industry. Variety magazine coined him as one of the ten rising stars in Spanish cinema. APOLO 81 -winner at CORTOGENIA 2016- is Bernacer's latest portray of romantic comedies today. A game begins in a bar. Both players have their cards and the setting is the board. Love is a losing game right, yet we keep playing over and over...

The Basque conflict remains fresh and stirs in Spanish society. A table separates a woman and a young guy. A terrorist and his direct victim’s wife are in the same room. Many films tried to frame the role of nationalist clandestine organisation ETA and victims associations in the Basque conflict. NORTE is a subtle and reflexive approach to thorny issues of violence and conflict, the changing nature of Spanish and Basque societies, of ETA and the long lasting Basque conflict.