Film: Del corto al largo (y viceversa), Marsella
12 pm (MST)
Available for 48 hours
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Belén Macías’ second feature film, Marsella, dramatizes a tug of war between two women, raising the question of who should have custody of a child—the struggling working-class biological mother unable to raise her “properly,” or the wealthy middle-class adoptive mother who can do so. Does having money give one a greater claim on motherhood?
2013; Spanish with English subtitles; 98 minutes; not rated.
Free community event
During April, Instituto Cervantes presents the work of four filmmakers in collaboration with Alcine, the film festival of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid, Spain). One of the oldest festivals in Spain, Alcine celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020.
To mark the anniversary of the festival, Del corto al largo (y viceversa) presents a dialogue between two works (a short subject and a feature film) by each of the filmmakers selected from among its participants. In addition to showcasing the work of Alcine, this cycle shows how filmmakers may work in one format or another, according to their interests and the stories they have to tell.
Del corto al largo includes the work of directors Álex Montoya, Belén Macías, and Juanjo Giménez, as well as producer María del Puy Alvarado, four artists who have presented their work at Alcine—known for its short film program, although it also includes feature films—throughout their careers.
Del corto al largo Film Schedule:
April 6: Lucas (Álex Montoya, 2012)
April 9: Asamblea (Álex Montoya, 2018)
April 13: Mala espina (Belén Macías, 2001)
April 16: Marsella (Belén Macías, 2013)
April 20: Rodilla (Juanjo Giménez, 2009)
April 23: Nos hacemos falta (Juanjo Giménez, 2001)
April 27: Pulse (Álvaro Giménez Sarmiento, 2013)
April 30: Antonio Muñoz Molina, el oficio del escritor (Álvaro Giménez Sarmiento, 2014)