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Mexican filmmaker Nicolás Pereda returns to l’Alternativa with his latest feature film Perpetuum Mobile (Pereda’s first film ¿Dónde están sus historias? screened in competition at l’Alternativa 2007). Perpetuum Mobile is a remarkable film, eloquently raising questions about the nature of existence, and the absurdities and tragedies of contemporary life. Pereda’s short film Entrevista con la tierra is also in competition in the short film section of the festival. Perpetuum Mobile screens on Monday 16th November 2009, Entrevista con la tierra on Tuesday 17th November 2009.

“Trabajando en mi anterior documental, Trópico de Cáncer (2004), estuve en el desierto de San Luis Potosí con familias pobres que sobreviven sacando animales muertos del desierto y vendiendo las pieles de la fauna del lugar como serpientes y ratas. Al convivir con estas familias me di cuenta de lo importante que son los niños, pues siempre colaboran en algo. De ahí surgió mi inquietud de construir una pieza en la que se viera cómo los más pequeños son el motor generador que hace que las familias más pobres sigan adelante gracias a sus ganas de sobrevivir” comenta el director, Eugenio Polgovsky, desde Venecia.

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Shultes es la opera prima de Bakur Bakuradze, y fue presentado por primera vez en la Quincena de Realizadores de Cannes el año pasado, y poco después recibió el Gran Premio en el Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival. “La idea para el guión surgió al darme cuenta de que una persona consigue vivir una vida completamente emancipada mientras guarde una conexión con su pasado, lo que le asegura su camino hacia el futuro.” (Bakur Bakuradze). Proyección en la sección oficial de largometrajes de l’Alternativa, jueves 19 noviembre 2009.

Zero Bridge is Tariq Tapa’s debut feature film. It was shot entirely on location in Srinagar, Kashmir, with a local cast of non-professional actors and with a technical crew of one: the director. The film is a subtle, realist fiction portraying a young Kashmiri man caught between adapting or fleeing. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and recently screened at Karlovy Vary. The film will receive its Spanish premiere in the feature film competition at l’Alternativa. Screening Tuesday 17th November.

Adhen / Dernier maquis is Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche’s third feature (following Wesh wesh, qu’est-ce qui se passe? (2002) and Bled Number One (2006)). The film explores themes of work, religion, politics and above all the complexities of life, asking questions and inviting debate. The film screened at Cannes, (where Sean Penn, President of the Jury, claimed it was the most important political film at the festival), Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver film festivals, and has been released in France to critical acclaim. The film will be screened in competition at l’Alternativa on Sunday 15th November 2009.

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.