Programme 2015

  • My village doesn’t live here anymore

    A minha aldeia já não mora aqui Fri 15 May, 11:00am at University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square Catarina Mourão –  Portugal 2006 – 58m Portuguese with English subtitles “I was born beneath this water. I was 10 years old when it all happened. Some things I remember well others are blurred......

  • Spaces of Time #2 – Porto

    Fri 15 May at Filmhouse David Hernandez – Galicia, Spain 2013 – 15m, UK Premiere The work revolves around the observation of European cities as scenes lived by people and unanimated elements in continuous transformation. Images, sounds and music describing from a subjective point of view the city as a coexisted place......

  • Spaces of Time #1 – Vigo

    Saturday 23 May at CCA Glasgow David Hernandez – Galicia, Spain 2013 – 15m, UK Premiere screening with N-VI Images, sounds and music describing from a subjective point of view the city as a coexisted place where we meet relations between people, animals and objects. The documentary doesn’t pretend to be a......

  • Arraianos

    Fri 15 May, 8:30pm at Filmhouse Eloy Enciso – Galicia, Spain 2012 – 70m Galician with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere   In this portrait of a small village trapped out of time and located on the Galicia-Portugal border, moments of fiction stand alongside the daily life of the Arraianos, now “actors” playing......

  • Mountain in Shadow

    Montaña en sombra Fri 15 May, at Filmhouse Lois Patiño –  Spain 2012 – 14m Galician with English subtitles, Screening with Arraianos   A contemplative look towards the vastness of the snowy mountain and the insignificance of the skiers on it....

  • Pettring

    Sat 16 May, at Filmhouse Eloy Domínguez Serén –  Spain/Sweden 2013 – 20m Galician and Swedish with English subtitles, UK Premiere Screening with Vikingland A young Galician filmmaker keeps a film diary about his first months as an immigrant in Sweden....

  • Cloudy Times

    (El tiempo nublado) Sun 17 May, 5:45pm at Filmhouse Arami Ullón – Switzerland / Paraguay, 2014 – 92m Spanish, English and German with English subtitles, UK Premiere       Paraguayan director Arami Ullon has lived in Basel, Switzerland, for a number of years. Her mother, who is suffering from epilepsy and Parkinson’s,......

  • N-VI Vanishing Roadsides

    Sat 23 May, 5:30pm at Glasgow (CCA) Péla del Alamo – Galicia, Spain 2012 – 87m Spanish and Galician with English subtitles, UK Premiere       We used to travel along roads that went through inhabited places. Now, those roads have been replaced by motorways isolated from the landscape they cross. For......

  • Meeting Sebastião Salgado

    (Revelando Sebastião Salgado) Sat 23 May, 3:30pm at Glasgow (CCA) Betse de Paula – Brazil 2013 – 75m Portuguese with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere Meeting Sebastião Salgado is the first Brazilian documentary about one of the most important and unique photographers in contemporary photography. It is based on an in-depth interview given at......

  • Paradiso

    Sun 17 May, 3:45pm at Filmhouse Omar Al Abdul Razzak – Spain 2014 – 75m Spanish with English subtitles, UK Premiere     The Duque de Alba is the last remaining adult movie theatre in Madrid. Even though pornography is mostly consumed online, the theatre works due to a regular clientele. The Duque......

  • Mala Mala

    Sun 17 May, 8:35pm at Filmhouse Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles – Puerto Rico / USA, 2014 – 87m Spanish and English with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere   A film about the transgender experience and the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico. A vibrant......

  • Etxea: The Basque Word for Home

    Sun 24 May, 3:30pm at Glasgow (CCA) Basharat Khan – Spain / UK, 2014 – 49m Spanish / English and Basque with English subtitles, UK Premiere       Etxea is a documentary about life in a rural community that explores the relationship between the residents of three houses who are brought......

  • Humano

    Sun 24 May, 5:30pm at Glasgow (CCA) Alan Stivelman – Argentina / Peru / Bolivia, 2013 – 87m Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles, UK Premiere       Alan is twenty-five years old and is looking for the reason of his existence, the meaning of life. A camera and a notebook filled......

  • Alentejo, Alentejo

    Fri 15 May, 6:05pm at Filmhouse Sérge Tréffaut – Portugal 2014 – 96m Portuguese with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere Best Portuguese Film at Indie Lisboa 2014!   In Alentejo, Portugal, dozens of amateur polyphonic choirs gather regularly to sing traditional songs and new lyrics about present times. This is Cante. Born in......

  • The Salt of the Earth

    (Le sel de la terre) Sat 16 May, 8:45pm at Filmhouse Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wenders – Brazil / France / Italy, 2014 – 110m French, Portuguese and English with English subtitles   For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in......

  • What’s on today – 15th May

    Yesterday’s opening was fantastic, today it is going to be even better. Check below what’s on today at Iberodocs 2015 @ 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh there will be a couple of documentary films by Catarina Mourão and a masterclass with the director herself. 11:00am  Feature   My village......

  • VIKINGLAND

    (Terra de Vikingos) Sat 16 May, 3:10pm at Filmhouse Xurxo Chirro – Galicia, Spain 2011 – 99m Galician and German with English subtitles, Scottish Premiere   A found-footage compilation taken from VHS tapes that director Xurxo Chirro stumbled across – tapes containing 16 hours of material shot 20 years ago by a......

  • What’s on today – Thursday 14th

    Iberodocs opens today at 8:20 with the documentary Mercedes Sosa- The voice of South America. All details here This will be followed by a Q&A with its director via Skype and our opening party at The Cuckoo’s Nest – 69 Home Street, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH3 9JP Hope to see......

  • The Wolf’s Lair

    (A Toca do Lobo) Sat 16 May, 6:15pm at Filmhouse Catarina Mourão – Portugal 2015 – 102m Portuguese with English Subtitles UK Premiere   Every family has its secrets, the family of Portuguese filmmaker Mourão included. As the granddaughter of the well-known writer Tomaz de Figueiredo, she picks apart several of them in......

  • MASTERCLASS

    Fri 15 May, 14:00 – 14:45 at University of Edinburgh Catarina Mourão – Portugal – 45m Catarina Mourão studied Music, Law and Film (MA Bristol University). In 1998 she was founder of AporDOC, Portuguese Documentary Association teaches Film and Documentary since 2000. In 2000 with another filmmaker (Catarina Alves Costa) they started Laranja......

  • FAVELA GAY

    Sat 23 May, 8:00pm at Glasgow (CCA) Rodrigo Felha – Brazil 2014 – 71m Portuguese with English Subtitles, UK Premiere   The film shows the life of the LGBT community in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. There are gay people in slums and gay people in more expensive neighborhoods, but......

  • Through Shadows

    Pelas Sombras Fri 15 May, 12:15pm at University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square Catarina Mourão –  Portugal 1999 – 90m Portuguese with English subtitles Thirty-five years after it’s independence from the Portuguese colonial rule, Goa is definitely a state of many contrasts. Together with a strong migrating Hindu population, there is still......

  • Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

    (Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica) Thu 14 May, 8:20pm at Filmhouse Rodrigo H. Vila – Argentina 2013 – 93m Spanish, French, English and Portuguese with English subtitles Scottish Premiere   Almost fifty years ago, Mercedes Sosa drafted together with other young artists, the so-called “Manifesto del Nuevo Cancionero” (The......