Monday, 11 April 2011

Free Online Film Festival -Festival Europeo de Cine Invisible

The streaming service Filmotech is holding a ‘Festival de Cine Online: 1er Festival Europeo de Cine Invisible’ [Festival of Online Cinema: 1st Festival of Invisible European Cinema] between 11th April and 11th May, focussing on films that have not been released theatrically, or on DVD, in Spain –all of the films are free to view. At the moment, a message on the main page says that the films are only available in Spain until 28th April –I have emailed them to clarify if that means that after the 28th the films will be able to be viewed outside of Spain as well (I’ll post an update as and when I get a reply). UPDATE 12.4.11 -they emailed me back: the message on the main page was an error, and unfortunately on this occasion the films can only be viewed within Spain. None of the films have English subtitles, so I’m afraid that this is one for Spanish-speakers only.
There are three ‘official’ sections: Unreleased European Cinema, Unreleased Documentary Cinema, and Unreleased Spanish Cinema. There is also a sidebar section of ‘Jewels of Spanish Cinema’. Obviously this blog is most interested in the latter two sections, which are as follows:


Unreleased Spanish Cinema:

Ander (dir. Roberto Castón) 
Cast: Joxean Bengoetxea, Christian Esquivel, Mamen Rivera, Leire Ucha.
Genre: drama

Dispongo de barcos (dir. Juan Cavestany)
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Álamo, Diego París, Andrés Lima
Genre: comedy drama

La vida útil (dir. Federico Veiroj)
Cast: Jorge Jellinek, Manuel Martínez Carril, Paola Venditto
Genre: drama

Los materiales (dir. Los Hijos (Javier Fernández Vázquez, Luis López Carrasco y Natalia Marín Sancho))
Cast: n/a
Genre: documentary

Morir de día (dir. Laia Manresa and Sergi Dies)
Cast: n/a
Genre: documentary

Todos vós sodes capitáns (dir. Olivier Laxe)
Cast: Oliver Laxe, Shakib Ben Omar
Genre: documentary


Jewels of Spanish Cinema:

Calle Mayor (dir. Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956)
Cast: Betsy Blair, José Suárez, Dora Doll, Yves Massard, Luis Peña, Alfonso Goda, Manuel Alexandre, José Calvo
Genre: drama

El espíritu de la colmena (dir. Víctor Erice, 1973)
Cast: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria, Laly Soldevila, Miguel Picazo, Ketty de la Camara, Estanis González, José Villasante, Juan Margallo
Cast: drama

El pisito (dir. Marco Ferreri, 1958)
Cast: Mary Carrillo, José Luis López Vázquez, Concha López Silva, José Cordero, Celia Conde, Ángel Álvarez, María Luisa Ponte, Andrea Moro, Gregorio Saugar, Tiburcio Cámara, Manuel Agustina, Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona
Genre: comedy

La caza (dir. Carlos Saura, 1965)
Cast: Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada, Ismael Merlo, Fernando Sánchez Polack, Violeta García
Genre: drama

Plácido (dir. José Luís Berlanga, 1961)
Cast: Cassen, Manuel Alexandre, Amparo Soler Leal, José Luis López Vázquez, Elvira Quintilla, María Frances, Mario Bustos, Mari Carmen Yepes, Jesús Puche, Roberto Llamas, Amelia de la Torre, José María Caffarel, Xan Das Bolas
Genre: comedy

Viridiana (dir. Luis Buñuel, 1961)
Cast: Teresa Rabal, Silvia Pinal, Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal, Margarita Lozano, Joaquín Roa, Lola Gaos, José Calvo, Victoria Zinny
Genre: drama



You can download the press dossier (in Spanish), here.
There are extra trailers and interviews on Filmotech’s youtube channel.

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