To fully immerse you in the rhythms of Ibero-America, IberoDocs is partnering with Spanish musicians Carmen García and Jesús Osuna (known as Duo Montjuïc). Carmen and Jesús explore new paths of musical creation using the clarinet, guitars, violoncello and metallophones which allow them to delve into a variety of timbres and textures. At this screening they'll create a new live soundtrack to accompany the first censored version of Luis Buñuel’s short documentary LAND WITHOUT BREAD. We are screening the version from 1936 (now in DCP format), restored by Les Films de la Pléiade with the support of the Cinémathèque Française.
To contextualise the film, and in collaboration with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival, Land Without Bread is shown as a double bill with Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles. This animated feature tells the story of the making of Buñuel’s documentary and has just picked up the best animated feature prize at the 32nd European Film Awards.
BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas)
Salvador Simó Spain 2018 • 85 min • DCP • Spanish and French with English subtitles • Drama/History • Certificate: 15
Paris, 1930, and the scandal surrounding the release of Luis Buñuel’s film L’Age d’Or has left him penniless. His luck changes suddenly when a friend wins the lottery and he can now start work on his next film, Las Hurdes, a documentary set in Extremadura, Spain. So begins this beautifully animated feature; part road movie and part making-of documentary. An accomplished and fitting homage to the great master of surrealist cinema, and a moving study of artistic temperament and purpose to fit in.
Cinema-Concert LAND WITHOUT BREAD (Las Hurdes) + Q&A
Luis Buñuel Spain 1936 • 35 min • DCP • Silent • Documentary • Certificate: 12A
A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. The film will be accompanied by a live soundtrack created by Spanish musicians Carmen García and Jesús Osuna (Duo Montjuïc).
Followed by a Q&A with musicians Carmen García and Jesús Osuna (Duo Montjuïc).
This event has been made possible thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through the PICE’s grants programme.