THE SEA STARES AT US FROM AFAR
EL MAR NOS MIRA DE LEJOS
2017, 92 min, Spain/Netherlands, Dir: Manuel Muñoz Rivas

The legend of an ancient and forgotten civilization lies buried beneath a large expanse of dunes. For more than a century, certain travelers have reached this remote and desolate territory looking for the traces of ancient inhabitants, the ruins of a city, or perhaps a sort of lost utopia. Ignorant of these myths and the romantic delusions of archaeologists and adventurers, a few solitary men, barely visible among the sands, today inhabit that place facing the sea.


DEAD SLOW AHEAD
2015, 74 min, Dir: Mauro Herce

A freighter crosses the ocean; the hypnotic rhythm of its pace reveals the continuous movement of the machinery devouring its workers: the old sailors’ gestures disappearing under the mechanical and impersonal pulse of 21st century neo-capitalism. Perhaps it is a boat adrift, or maybe just the last example of an endangered species with engines still running, unstoppable. Awarded with a Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival 2015 and Best Film at DocsLisboa 2015, among other international recognitions.


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