Audiovisual Heritage Day at the Cinematheque of Cantabria with the first works of Mario Camus

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The Filmoteca de Cantabria Mario Camus will commemorate Audiovisual Heritage Day on October 27 with the projection of four first works by the Cantabrian filmmaker who gave it its name. Specific, These are four works that the Cinematheque of Cantabria restored with the Spanish Cinematheque within the framework of the ongoing collaboration between the two institutions and which meets one of its purposes, that of the preservation of the audiovisual heritage.

The director of the Cantabria Cinematheque, Antonio Navarro, explained that in the case of the Cantabrian institution, it is the first works that faces in the restoration of professional format 35mm films. And he stressed that “this year we want to go even further” after the works restoration that the Cantabrian entity has already started more than two years ago with the recovery of family and amateur cinematographic material. Thus, in October, “special month of cinematheques”, four short films will be screened, directed by Mario Camus during his stay at the Official School of Cinematography and which show the first steps and cinematic experiences of one of the most important directors in the history of Spanish cinema. To this commemoration is added, in addition, that which has been celebrated since last year, that of the Day of Spanish Cinema on October 6th.

In this regard, Navarro pointed out that a large number of institutions and activities will take place to celebrate “our cinema”, which the Filmoteca de Cantabria will join with the screening of “Songs for after a war” (Basilio Martín Patino, Spain 1976). On the other hand, in October, the novelties in terms of cycles will come from two different perspectives, but similar in their objectives of spreading cinematographic culture. These are two initiatives that seek to bring together the history of cinema narrow and didactic way through a proposal organized with rigor and informative will. The first comes from the continuity of the course organized in the first term of the year, “Modernity and paternity”, taught by Nacho Solana and Guillermo Martínez.

This activity includes screenings of ‘Yojimbo’ (Akira Kurosawa, Japan 1961), ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (Sergio Leone, Italy 1964), ‘Inglourious Basterds’ (Quentin Tarantino, USA 2009), ‘Annie Hall’ (Woody Allen, USA 1977) , ‘Frances Ha’ (Noah Baumbach, USA 2012), ‘Vertigo’ (Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1958) and ‘Fascination’ (Brian De Palma, USA 1976). And the second of October’s novelties is ‘Village Points’, the Santander International Film Festival cycle in which you can see ‘Filibus’ (Mario Roncoroni, Italy 1915), ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ (Stuart Paton, USA 1916), ‘The Indian Tomb: The Yogi’s Mission’ (Joe May, Germany 1921), ‘The Indian Tomb: The Tiger of Esnapur’ (Joe May, Germany 1921), ‘The Tiger of Esnapur’ ( Fritz Lang, Germany 1959) and ‘The Indian Tomb’ (Fritz Lang, Germany 1959).

The cycle dedicated to the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami also continues in October with “Through the olive trees” (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran 1994) and “And life goes on” (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran 1992). As usual, children and young people will have their monthly space to see for the first time or re-watch family films thanks to the ‘Filmoteca Júnior’ series, where we can see ‘Paddington’ (Paul King, United Kingdom 2014), ‘The Book of Life’ (Jorge R. Gutiérrez, USA 2014) and ‘Coco’ (Lee Unkrich, Adrián Molina, USA 2017).

In addition, the result of various collaborations with different institutions to continue being a film library open to society, for the Day of Rural Women and as part of the National Cycle of Cinema and Rural Women, ‘Alcarrás’ (Carla Simón, Spain 2022) will be screened and the annual cycle of ‘Women of Cinema’ will feature ‘The Volunteer’ (Nely Reguera, Spain 2022) this month. In the also usual appointment with the La Llave Azul Association, which brings to the theater current productions that have not managed to find their place on the commercial billboard, the Cantabria Cinematheque will screen ‘The Execution’ ( Kvataniya Side, Russia 2021), and in collaboration with the Parliament of Cantabria in the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy ‘Cantabria de cine’ will be able to see ‘Los cronocrímenes’ (Nacho Vigalondo, Spain 2007).

Finally, the Filmoteca de Cantabria will host the premiere of the feature film by Cantabrian filmmaker Álvaro García ‘The Winter Hunger’ (Spain 2021), the cycle ‘Hágase la luz’ by Ruido internal will bring ‘Sisters with transistors’ (Lisa Rovner, UK 2020) and with its director the documentary ‘The place of Straberries’ (Maite Vitoria Daneris, Italy 2013) will be presented.

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