1992 was supposed to be a triumphal year for Spain. The country was about to show its modern new face to the world, with the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Expo. However, in a south-eastern small town, Cartagena, some riots and protests caused by factory closures and deindustrialization policy ended in the burning of the regional parliament with Molotov cocktails. An almost forgotten piece of social history is revived in a bar in Cartagena, Spain.
El año del descubrimiento continues the work of Luis Lopez Carrasco in his previous film El futuro mixing real and fake footage to reenact scenes of the past and reconstruct the contradictions of Spain ́s recent history as the roots of the current social, economic and institutional crisis.
Luis López Carrasco (1981, Spain) is a filmmaker, writer and visual artist. In 2008, he founded the collective Los Hijos, an experimental cinema and documentary collective, together with Javier Fernández Vázquez and Natalia Marín Sancho. In 2013, López Carrasco directed El futuro, the first feature film. His work has been shown in numerous international film festivals.
Tuesday 11 October, 18:00 → 23:00
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Subtitles: English French
(SP, 2020, DCP, 200')