Longas x Curto

Created in 2020, this section is dedicated to showcasing some of the most interesting feature films of the year made by female directors that the festival has been following since its inception. In this 18th edition, Longas x Curto features three radically different films by authors who approach fiction and documentary via formally risky and incisive proposals. From the historical fiction of Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado, which recounts the misadventures of some sailors who fled with Columbus to the Canary Islands, to Kikol Grau's punk (in substance and form) retrospective of the Spanish music scene’s last forty years —still suffering from the scars left by Franco's regime. This is all wrapped up by Guillermo Benet and his feature film (inspired by a short film selected in Curtocircuíto 2018): screened in claustrophobic square format, it reconstructs the blurred memory of a night of evictions and riots, focusing on issues such as loyalty, belongingness, and truth.

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Length: 94m 00s

Las cuatro esquinas y Madrid

Four Corners and Madrid

Kikol Grau

  • 2020
  • 94:00
  • Spain
  • DOC
  • COL, B&W

The history of punk in Spain can only be told in the same way as it happened: taking what we can from the rubbish (in this case from YouTube and mass culture) in an exhaustive tour of communities (Andalusia too, of course) which shakes us up and turn us around, leaving us feeling energised thanks to the powerful guitars and lyrics. A story that Kikol Grau has built around a satire in which Poltergeist or Star Wars serve as voodoo magic to tell the story of the other great rubbish dump that gave rise to punk: Franco’s regime, the same one that the Spanish transition swept under the carpet.