Scheduling of Filmoteca de Andalucía in January

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  •  17th January, 2012

Nordic days: 

06.00 p.m. - The Quiet Village (Finland 1997, 78 min.) directed by Kari Väänänen.

Synopsis:

After his predecessor on a long-festering wilderness village murder case resigns for "reasons of health", a young police detective decides it's time for more forceful methods. But there's still those "we don't know nuthin" villagers to contend with, and ultimately his own personal lust for revenge. Based on a true story.

  • 18th January, 2012

06.00 p.m. - 20 años no es poco. Cambalache Jazz Club (Spain 2007, 48 min.) directed by Antonio de Cos.

Synopsis:

The Cambalache Jazz Club, a legendary bar in the heart of Cadiz, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2005. A great excuse to look back and remember the origins of southern jazz, but also to wonder why there are no more local like they used to and why the night is not what it was.

8.30 p.m. - The Quiet Village (Finland 1997, 78 min.) directed by Kari Väänänen.

  • 19th January, 2012

Mexican cinema classics:

06.00 p.m. - The pearl (Mexico 1947, 85 min.) directed by Emilio Fernández.

Synopsis:

In a fishing village, Kino (Armendáriz) and his wife Juana (Marqués) are in anguish because their little son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion, the local doctor (a foreigner) refuses to treat the child and the boy is taken to a curandera. Later the doctor and his brother (Wagner), a loan shark meet Kino again, after he finds an expensive pearl and decide to steal it from him.

  • 20th January, 2012

6.00 p.m. / 8.30 p.m. - On the path (Bosnia - Herzegovina 2010, 100 min.) directed by Jasmila Zbanic.

Synopsis:

Luna and Amar are a happy couple, deeply in love. Their only problem is that they haven't been able to conceive a child. Amar, who works as an air traffic controller, also has a drinking problem and when he is discovered drinking on the job, he's fired. He runs into Bahrija, an old friend from the Bosnian war whom he hasn't seen in years, and Bahrija offers him a job teaching computer skills to kids at the fundamentalist camp he has set up on a faraway lake. Amar finds peace and contentment there, stops drinking, and gradually becomes more attracted to fundamentalism himself. But the thoroughly secular Luna, who's a flight attendant, can't walk that path with him and a serious rift develops in their relationship.

  • 24th January, 2012

6.00 p.m. - Sokkotanssi (Finland 1999, 90 min.) directed by Matti Ijäs.

Nordic days: 

Synopsis:

Two 9-year-old boys, Jontti and Länki, grow up in a Finnish seaside town in the 1960s. Länki's biggest dream is to run away on a ship to the sea where his father is rumoured to have died. Jontti too must discover that his father is not what he appears to be. When his dad moves away with another woman, Jontti is determined to win him back.

  • 25th January, 2012

6.00 p.m. - Entre olivos (Spain 2007, 65 min.), directed by Eterio Ortega.

Synopsis:

A field of olive trees is felled, copies of more than 500 and 1000 years old trees are disappearing in a flash before our eyes and turned into firewood. The oldest and largest trees avoid the tragic end. A huge bulldozer pulls the trees from the roots, loads them on a large trailer and export to remote place where olive trees has never been before.

6.00 p.m. - Anataomía de un fantasma  (Spain 2006, 55 min.) directed by Enrique Sánchez Oliveira, Jesús Alvira.

Synopsis:

It is about the life and work of the director Elias Francisco Riquelme from Huelva. Spanish film pioneer and director of the first sound film in Spain, "María de la O".

6.00 p.m. - Sokkotanssi (Finland 1999, 90 min.) directed by Matti Ijäs.

Nordic days: 

Synopsis:

Two 9-year-old boys, Jontti and Länki, grow up in a Finnish seaside town in the 1960s. Länki's biggest dream is to run away on a ship to the sea where his father is rumoured to have died. Jontti too must discover that his father is not what he appears to be. When his dad moves away with another woman, Jontti is determined to win him back.

  • 26th January, 2012

Mexican cinema classics:

6.00 p.m.El rapto (Mexico 1953, 81 min.) directed by Emilio Fernández.

Synopsis:

A tenacious beauty named Aurora seduces the municipal authorities so that she can purchase the estate of missing local Ricardo Alfaro, only to find her elaborate ruse complicated when Ricardo eventually returns home. Incensed that his house was sold without his permission, Ricardo argues his case before the authorities. When Aurora claims that Ricardo assaulted her, the authorities seem to take her side and the case heads for court.

  • 27th January, 2012

6.00 p.m./ 8.30 p.m. - Somewhere (USA 2010, 98 min.) directed by Sofia Coppola.

Synopsis:

Hollywood actor Johnny Marco, nested in his luxury hotel of choice, is a stimulated man. Drinking, parties and women keep a creeping boredom under wraps in between jobs. He is the occasional father of a bright girl, Cleo, who may be spoiled but doesn't act it. When Cleo's mother drops her off and leaves town, Johnny brings her along for the ride, but can he fit an 11-year-old girl into his privileged lifestyle?

  • 31st January, 2012

Nordic days: 

6.00 p.m. - Eila (Finland 2003, 94 min.) directed by Jarmo Lampela

Synopsis:

Forty-something, divorced Eila works as a cleaner for the Finnish government. When the cleaning business is privatized, her colleagues go on strike against impending redundancies but end up settling their dispute on questionable terms. Eila is despised as scab until a lawyer helps her -- and hundreds of her colleagues around the country -- file a winning lawsuit against the Finnish State. Subplots include a gentle but clueless musician boyfriend and Eila's son, a juvenile delinquent just released from prison and trying to cope with his own problems. Based on true events in the 1990s when cleaning women of the former National Building Board sued the Finnish government for illegal discharges.

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