MIRADAS - Spain on Film
My Mexican Bretzel opens with black and white footage of pilots during the Second World War in Switzerland, subtitled with what are purportedly excerpts from the diary of Vivian Barrett. She talks about herself and her husband Léon, who was left partially deaf and no longer able to fly after a plane crash. The glamorous life led by the couple is then evoked by means of the diary excerpts and footage shot by Léon, as we also learn that he developed a successful antidepressant and of his obsession with all forms of transport.
Nuria Gímenez (1976, Spain) studied Journalism, International Relations and Documentary Film. After her studies, she improved her knowledge of filmmaking by attending masterclasses and seminars of filmmakers such as Virginia García del Pino, Wang Bing and Stephen Frears. She directed her first documentary short, Kafeneio, in 2017. My Mexican Bretzel (2019) is her first feature.
Sunday 3 October, 20:00 → 22:00
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Subtitles: English
(ES, 2019, 74’, DCP)