THE YEAR OF THE DISCOVERY

 

(El año del descubrimiento)
a documentary by Luis López Carrasco, 2020, 200', DCP, color

In 1992 in Spain the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Seville Expo were held, linked to the celebration of the 5th Centenary of the Discovery of America. Spain is presented to the international community as a modern, developed and dynamic country. However, in a south-eastern town, Cartagena, the protests because of the industrial crisis became increasingly violent and would result in a mass uprising that culminate in the burning of the parliament of the Autonomous Community. In a cafeon the outskirts of the city, neighbors, young and unemployed people share dreams, daily worries and family stories. They intertwine working class’ memories from the end of the Civil War to the present. Gradually, the echo of the 1992 revolt approaches.

With the support of ICAA, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cineforom and Succès passage antenne.

WORLD PREMIERE AT ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (IFFR) -
Tigers Competition
GRAND PRIZE Cinéma du Réel, Paris

GOLDEN ALEXANDER, Film Forward Section, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, Jeonju International Film Festival

AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY, Cinespaña

JURY PRIZE, BlackCanvas, Mexico

RADIÓNICA YOUTH PRIZE, BIFF Bogotá

BEST FILM AWARD, Mostra Novos Olhares, Olhar de Cinema

Festivals:

IndieLisboa International film festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Fimfest HAMBURG
Festival Internacional de Cine FIC Valdivia - Cineastas en Foco
Black Canvas FCC Mexico
Beldocs (Serbia)
New York Film Festival

Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan)

Festival Cinematográfico Internacional de Uruguay
Cinemateket de Oslo

Underdox (Germany)

IFF Pacific Meridian (Russia)

Viennale (Austria)

Sevilla Festival SEFF

Alternativa (Spain)

Cartagena Festival

Film projection:

Spoutnik cinema in Geneva

Born in Spain in 1981, Luis López Carrasco co-founded the collective of directors "Los Hijos", within which he directed about ten collective short films, and a first feature film, "Los materiales" (2010), which received the Jean Vigo Prize at the Festival international de cine documentaire Punto de Vista and a mention from the Jury at FID Marseille.
In 2013, he directed his first solo feature film "El futuro", selected in Locarno and in more than 50 festivals. In 2017, his short film Aliens was also screened in Locarno, then Toronto, New-Zork, Rotterdam, etc.
He receives the Underground Spirit Award for all his films at the European Film Festival Paliç.
 

Production: La Cima producciones (Spain)

Co-Production: Alina film (Switzerland)


Script and direction:: Luis López Carrasco
Producer: Luis Ferrón, Luis López Carrasco

Co-producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney

Director of Photography: Sara Gallego Grau

Production Manager: Pablo Pérez González

Sound Mix: Diego Staub

Costume Designer: Rebeca Durán Estrada

Make up: Lucía Blasco Lerma

Editing: Sergio Jiménez Barranquero (AMAE)

Color Grading: Robin Erard

Spanish distribution: Begin Again

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