The Year of the Discovery
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    The Year of the Discovery

    El año del descubrimiento

    Directed by

    Spain, Switzerland

    2020

    200 min

    • Spanish

    Documentary

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    Neighbors, youngsters and unemployed workers chat inside a bar between cigarettes, breakasts and snacks. They remember unusual dreams, share job stories and plan future projects. The bar is located in the city of Cartagena, in the southeast of Spain. As the day goes on, the riots from the industrial crisis of 1992 are heard more and more closely. In 1992 in Spain the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Expo were held, linked to the celebration of the 5th Centenary of the Discovery of America. The country is presented to the international community as a modern, developed and dynamic country. Meanwhile in Cartagena, the protests because of the crisis became increasingly violent and would result in a mass uprising that culminate in the burning of the parliament of the Autonomous Community.

    Awards

    • GRAND PRIX - CINÉMA DU RÉEL
    • LIBRARY AWARD - CINÉMA DU RÉEL
    • Golden Alexander, Film Forward International Competition - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Luis López Carrasco
    Raúl Liarte
    Cinematography
    Sara Gallego
    Editing
    Sergio Jiménez
    Production
    LACIMA PRODUCCIONES

    Press

    Epic quasi-documentary blurs categories and chronologies to immersive effect.

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Luis Lopez Carrasco

    Luis Lopez Carrasco

    Spain

    Luis López Carrasco was born in Spain in 1981. In 2008 he co-founded Los Hijos, an experimental cinema and documentary collective, with Javier Fernández Vázquez and Natalia Marín Sancho. They directed several shorts such as El sol en el sol del membrillo (2008). Their first feature film, Los materiales, was awarded the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Direction at the Punto de Vista International Film Festival in 2010. El futuro is Luis López Carrasco’s first solo feature film.

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