En exclusiva y por un tiempo limitado 10 largometrajes de la ultima edición de L’Alternativa están disponibles para visionar en streaming en Filmin (sorry, unicamente España!) Entre ellos se encuentran varios de los films premiados en L’Alternativa 2016.

Zhao Liang
Premio del Jurado de la Crítica

de Eugenio Canevari
Mención del Jurado de la Crítica

El monstruo en la piedra
de Ignasi Duarte
Premio Panorama l’Alternativa – Platja d’Aro – Costa Brava

The Illinois Parables
de Deborah Stratman
Mención del Jurado Oficial

Actor Martinez
de Mike Ott, Nathan Silver

Como me da la gana II
de Ignacio Agüero

Bein gderot (Between Fences)
de Avi Mograbi

de David Reznak

de Homer Etminani

Las más macabras de las vides
de Kikol Grau

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Hay lugares en Europa que permanecen como recuerdos dolorosos del pasado. El título de la película hace referencia a la novela homónima de W. G. Sebald, dedicada a la memoria del Holocausto. Rodada en los antiguos campos de concentración nazis, Austerlitz es una observación de las hordas de turistas que cada año visitan estos sitios conmemorativos. ¿Por qué van allí? ¿Qué están buscando?

Austerlitz clausurará l’Alterativa 2016 tras su reciente estreno mundial en la Biennale di Venezia. La crítica internacional ha sido unánime…

Austerlitz – Mejor film de la Biennale”, según Carlota Monseguí en Otroscines

“As both a documentarian and the director of two feature films, Sergei Loznitsa has explored various facets of one fundamental subject: the way the human race records its own history…. With Austerlitz, Loznitsa may have produced his finest film yet”

“Exhibiting a simplicity and intellectual acuity that is far too rare in the field of documentary, Loznitsa has created a film whose cumulative impact will stay with you long after you watch it, tinting and shading the way that you experience a multitude of previously ordinary cultural practices.” Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope (Read on)

“Loznitsa describes the film as an effort to reckon with an existential crisis he felt on his first visit to Buchenwald…. ‘I realized, in front of the crematorium, that I was myself like a tourist,’ he said…. ‘It was like in a Kafka novel. I can’t be in this place,’ Loznitsa continued. ‘And my question is: How can we keep memory? Is it possible in general to share this memory?’” New York Times (Read on)

Sergei Loznitsa (Baránovichi, 1964) se graduó en Matemáticas por el Instituto Politécnico de Kiev y empezó a trabajar en el Instituto de Cibernética. Más tarde estudió cine en el Instituto Gerasimov de Cinematografía de Moscú y desde entonces ha realizado más de 18 documentales, entre ellos Portrait (2002), Factory (2004), Blockade (2005) y Artel (2006), todos ellos proyectados en anteriores ediciones de l’Alternativa. Su dos películas de ficción, My Joy (2010) e In the Fog (2012), se estrenaron en el Festival de Cine de Cannes.



La retrospectiva que l’Alternativa dedica a la cineasta Lucrecia Martel contará con varios cortos, además de sus tres largometrajes, proyectados en 35 mm.

“I’m inclined to say that La mujer sin cabeza is the the work of a genius, or at the very least one of the most talented film-makers in the world.” Philip Bradshaw (The Guardian)

“Cuando vi La ciénaga experimenté esa emoción inequívoca, cada vez menos frecuente, de encontrarme ante una película distinta, no la podía relacionar con ninguna otra, ni argentina ni de ningún otro lugar. La impactante primera película de Lucrecia Martel le pertenece por entero a ella misma.” Pedro Almodóvar (Sugerir sin mostrar, El País)

“I want Lucrecia Martel to be as famous as her producer Pedro Almodóvar.” B. Ruby Rich (Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies)

“It’s heartening that this one particular artist, using the same basic tools that film directors have had at their disposal for the past 80 years, is making movies like La mujer sin cabeza, that feel defiantly her own, radically specific, and thrillingly new. Chris Wisniewski (Reverse Shot)

“Desde su debut en el año 2001 con la excelente La ciénaga, Lucrecia Martel se ha hecho con una aureola de cineasta arriesgada, combativa e innovadora” Javier Ocaña (El País)

“El cine de Lucrecia Martel está al fondo de un cambio de paisaje en el cine latinoamericano de los últimos diez años y sin su nombre es imposible comprender que significó el fenómeno del Nuevo Cine argentino.” La fuga

“Una sola película, La ciénaga, bastó para situar en el panorama internacional a una cineasta superdotada, la argentina Lucrecia MartelCasimiro Torreiro (El País)

“Lucrecia Martel has established herself as one of the most observant, powerful and urgent filmmakers working today. That opening of La ciénaga would be memorable coming from any filmmaker. But, in this case, given that it accompanies a debut effort, it is nothing short of astonishing.” SF360

“Like a tale by Nabokov or perhaps an early short story by Ian McEwan – La niña santa and its elusive strangeness reverberates in the mind long after the credits have rolled.” Philip Bradshaw (The Guardian)

L’Alternativa 2015
16-22 Nov. 2015
CCCB, Filmoteca de Catalunya,
IFB, Crater-Lab, Zumzeig Cinema
Barcelona. ES

In May 2015, Yrsa Roca Fannberg took a train to Cerbère and started her week long residency at the Bélvèdere du Rayon Vert. The residency, an initiative of L’Alternativa and Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, is a prize given to a filmmaker in the Panorama Section of L’Alternativa. Yrsa Roca Fannberg was awarded the prize at the last edition of L’Alternativa for her film Salóme.

What follows is a short text and an extract of the photographic exhibition she is preparing of her experience there.

“I had the great pleasure of being able to stay at the Bélvèdere du Rayon Vert in Cerbère. A whole week when one is allowed to exist. Not only is it a privilege to stay at the hotel, which is such a fascinating place, but also one has the freedom to create or simply recharge batteries.

Cerbère is an interesting town, especially as I arrived outside of the tourist season, it’s quiet but it also has a sense of a place that is a ghost from the past. The railway track is impressive, as is the station. When one is from a place that has no borders, like an island, it is a special feeling to walk across a border, but it also reminds one of those who had to walk across a border as the only means to survive, in order to escape from something.

Life has its own pace there, through the mountains or by the sea, often almost both things at the same time. Apart from the photographic work that I did , I was able to sit in the hills, looking across the bay to two countries, almost simultaneously, while I crocheted my kitchen curtains. The memories of my time will be preserved within me to the grave.” (YRF)

I dreamt, a few weeks before leaving Iceland, that I had been in Cerbère, on a summer long holiday.
I decided not to read or look anything up before my arrival and to retrace those places in my dream.
Here are some images from my dream and my “re-encounter” with Cérbere.

All the photographs were taken on an analogue camera and where developed by Yrsa Roca Fannberg.
Some of the photographs were taken on film that expired well over 30 years ago.


Yrsa Roca Fannberg
L’Alternativa, Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona
Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère

Yrsa Roca Fannberg, ganadora del Premio Panorama Residencia de la ultima edición de L’Alternativa por su film Salóme, inicia esta semana su residencia en el Belvédère du Rayon Vert de Cerbère. El premio es una iniciativa de L’Alternativa y Les Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère-Portbou, para que un cineasta de la sección Panorama del festival desarrolle proyectos durante la residencia.

“It’s all ready for Cerbère. Spot meter, Hasselblad and film, and of course dried fish from the north.” YRF

Brûle la mer de Nathalie Nambot y Maki Berchache sigue su ruta por festivales en 2015. Tras las proyecciones en L’Alternativa en noviembre en presencia de los cineastas, donde recibió una Mención en la sección de largometetrages, Brûle la mer ha sido invitado a Berlin Critic’s Week (Woche der Kritik) / Feb 5 – 12, 2015, The Free Screen, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto/ Feb 12, 2015 y MOMA’s Documentary Fortnight, New York / Feb 13 – 27, 2015.
Brule la merNathalie Nambot @ L'Alternativa14Maki Berchache @ L'Alternativa14