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Gabbla / Inland by Tariq Teguia will receive its Spanish premiere in the feature film competition at l’Alternativa. The film was awarded the FIPESCI prize at the Venice film Festival, and then screened successfully at Rotterdam, Juanju, Seattle and Guadalajara film festivals, before being released in France to rave reviews. Inland reflects the contradictory political situation of present-day Algeria through Malek, a reclusive topographer who accepts a commission to survey a remote part of western Algeria. With a minimalist approach to plot and dialogue, and mesmerising cinematography, these present-day realities are interspersed with flashbacks of idealistic political debate, set against a soundtrack that mixes alternative rock, Nigerian Afrobeat and Algerian Rai. Screening Saturday 14th November 2009.

Politist, adjectiv is one of the eight films screening in the feature film competition at l’Alternativa this year and will receive its Catalan premiere at the festival. The film won the Certain Regard prize at Cannes and is a powerful deadpan meditation on authority and moral conscience, as well as seriously redefining the boundaries of the cop movie. Corneliu Porumboiu will be attending the festival to present the film on Wednesday 18th November, as well as participating in activites related to the section dedicated to Romanian film, which includes a roundtable on Tuesday 17th November.

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La imagen de l’Alternativa este año ha sido creada por el cineasta David Rezak. Estará acompañada de un trailer que será proyectado en cines de Barcelona y Madrid a partir de octubre y disponible en internet.

Rodado en Murcia en mayo de este año, el trailer de 40’, cuenta con la inestimable colaboración de Gloria Oyarzabal, Martín Eller, los cuervos, el sol, y de todos los que se dejaron la piel en las minas para formar semejantes escombreras.

Ukrainian Time MachineOne of l’Alternativa’s long running projects is to facilitate the exhibition of films throughout the year, collaborating with a diverse network of cinemas, festivals, associations and institutions.

Festival films and other films we admire will be screening in different locations in the next weeks in collaboration with Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, Arica Nativa, ProyectAragon and the Institut Jean Vigo. Here’s the line up for the autumn.

  • 8-11 October 2009 AricaNativa, Chile
    Ukrainian Time Machine (Naomi Uman)
  • 3 November 2009 Institut Jean Vigo, Perpignan, France
    El somni (Christophe Farnarier)
  • 17 November 2009 ProyectAragon, Zaragoza, Spain
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