OPEN TERRARIO/ El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival
From Thursday 11 October to Sunday 14 October, 7 p.m.
Organized by El Ojo Cojo Cultural Association, since 2005 this festival has been held in Madrid, where it arose to Foster intercultural dialogue and the integration of disadvantaged groups, disseminating films that would otherwise not reach movie theatres in Spain.
>7 p.m. - Ngutu, 2012, documentary. Dir. Felipe Del Olmo and Daniel Valledor. Spain, 4', Spanish.
Ngutu is a street newspaper vendor who sells very few copies. Feeling indignant, he decides to observe pedestrians carefully to get ahead in his business.
>7:10 p.m. - De las calles al terreno de juego, 2012, documentary. Dir. Carlos Sánchez-Llibre and Josep María Badell. Spain, 80', Spanish, English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.
"Sport has the power to inspire and unite people". While the Spanish national team made history at the first World Cup on the African continent, in parallel a children’s championship was held in which three of its participants had the great opportunity to meet their football idols. This is the portrayal of the dream of social cohesion inspired by Nelson Mandela’s words.
>8:30 p.m. - La cosa en la esquina, 2011, fiction – animation. Dir. Zoe Berriatúa. Spain, 10', Spanish.
Oh my God, there’s a horrible, disgusting black thing on the corner... but you can’t see it? Really?
>7 p.m. - Encapotado, 2011, animation. Dir. Velislav Kazakov. Canada, 9 '25'', English .
A man falls from the roof. In a chain of absurd events and cover-ups, the body is repeatedly “dead” until it finally reaches a clinic.
>7:15 p.m. - De Caravana, 2011, comedy. Dir. Rosendo Ruiz. Argentina, 95', Spanish.
Juan Cruz, an upper class photographer from Córdoba, Argentina, has to take pictures at a dance given by La Mona Jiménez. In this setting where the customs are unknown to him, he will discover a different world: that of Sara, an attractive young woman with whom he will live a love story and a dangerous caravan of adventures.
>8:30 p.m. - Llámame Parker, 2011, short documentary. Dir. Péris Romano. Spain, 3', Spanish.
We can’t be lawyers, plumbers, waiters... They have to be other... PROFESSIONS.
>7 p.m. - Slides, 2011, fiction. Dir. David Ilundain, Eugenia Poseck, Luis Arribas, Paul Severn, César Urrutia, Javier San Román, Jesús Liedo, Paco Ortega. Mexico, 17', Spanish.
An adolescent recites a poem to his girlfriend. A boy plays with his toy figures. Someone unexpected transmits a message that is very lucid. When he gets home, a young man finds his father asleep by the TV. A woman gives a person some food. A married couple has sex. A teenage girl gets dressed up to go out.
>8 p.m. - Los Dioses de verdad tienen huesos, 2010, documentary. Dir. Belén Santos and David Alfaro. Spain, 90', Creole, Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Life in Guinea Bissau is not easy because it is one of the poorest countries of the world. Children with serious health problems must be evacuated to Europe to save their lives. Five very different people tell us about the difficulties involved in doing this, such as the day the assassination of the President of the Government paralyzed the country. But our protagonists teach us that in Africa what is easy is difficult but what is impossible becomes simple.
>7 p.m. - La mirada perdida, 2012, fiction. Dir. Damián Dionisio. Argentina, 11', Spanish.
Argentina, 1976. Claudio is forced to live with his family clandestinely, due to his political ideals. The house where they live is discovered by a group of military personnel. With no time to flee, Teresa will try to offer her daughter refuge in a world of fantasies, to keep the girl from seeing the horror she is about to undergo.
>7:15 p.m. - El Eco del Dolor de Mucha Gente, 2011, documentary. Dir. Ana Lucía Cuevas. Guatemala/United Kingdom, 93', Spanish and English.
In 2008, in one of her frequent Internet searches about Guatemala, Ana Lucía Cuevas almost accidentally finds she has discovered a Secret File of the National Police Force in Guatemala City. Ana Lucía, who was forced into political exile, decides to return to her country in search of information about her brother Carlos, who went “missing” in 1984 at the hands of State security forces. Produced and filmed over the course of four years, this unique documentary, directed by a Latin American woman, documents that return journey.