L'ANNEE DE LA DECOUVERTE
a feature documentary project by Luis López Carrasco
1992. Back to democracy and in full economic effervescence, Spain is a country modern and promising. At a time when the Barcelona Olympic Games are being held, the Exhibition Universal of Seville and sign the liberal foundations of today's Europe, social revolts broke out in the small town of Cartagena and resulted in the burning of the local Parliament.
The ingredients of the economic and social crisis that will take place 16 years later are already all together.
The film is a 24-hour reconstruction of a Cartagena coffee bar on the eve of these serious riots, and confronts the official storytelling of a Spain full of promises, with little-known events depicting a completely different social reality.
With the support of ICAA, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cineforom and Succès passage antenne.
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 (Madrid)
Co-Production: Alina film (Switzerland)
Script and direction:: Luis López Carrasco
Producer: Luis Ferrón
Co-producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney