Parallel Sections

Panorama - Finisterrae

The Parallel Sections aim to raise awareness of international independent filmmaking from a modern-day and historical perspective, stressing originality, crossovers and contradictions and an unswerving questioning of mainstream languages. These sections set out to show filmgoers the aesthetic and cultural wealth these films have contributed over the years.

We screen work by up-and-coming filmmakers alongside retrospectives, tributes, unknown films by acclaimed directors and work by unfamiliar names that offer fresh voices and representations of the world that motivate us and enrich our imagination.

Above all, these sections offer the public a wide-ranging vision of work that breaks conventions in pursuit of personal writing and creative freedom. Needed now more than ever, these films are a powerful weapon, a window onto other values and different attitudes far removed from the official line.

You can now find information on all the Parallel Sections at l'Alternativa 2010 on the website: Raymond Depardon, Sign and Witness of his Times; Mexican Cinema. Shared VisionsNews from Ideological Antiquity. Alexander Kluge; Tribute to José María Nunes; as well as Panorama