The Andalusian Panorama Section reflects the quality and variety of cinema made in Andalusia, with 11 feature films, 14 short films and 3 works out of competition (2 short films and 1 animation film) making up this varied selection of titles made in Southern Europe.
Directed by Sigfrid Monleón and produced by Antonio Hens, Cántico looks, from non-fiction, at the story of the Grupo Cántico. Club de Reyes, by Andrea Barrionuevo, explores the cultural phenomenon of “El Johnny”, the university residence San Juan Evangelista in Madrid. Miguel Rosales calls on our African culture in Gurumbé.Canciones de tu memoria negra; while Jesús Armesto invites us to preserve the identity of towns in LasLlaves de la Memoria. The Cadiz director Lorenzo Benítez portrays the drama of single mothers in Morocco in Madres invisibles. Miguel A. Carmona and Jorge Molina describe the life of Manuel Gerena in La voz en lucha; and Edgar Burgos together with Esther Lopera directed the music documentary Moz and I. José Luis Tirado directed No, un cuento flamenco, an urban, contemporary flamenco drama. The section also includes the film that won Imagenera, the Competition for Creation Doucmentary: Aunque tú no lo Sepas, directed by Charlie Arnaiz and Alberto Ortega, and one of the winners of the second prize: The Spanish Dancer, by Mar Díaz.
Three sessions of short films complete the Andalusian Panorama. The first will include El canto de los estorninos, by Jaime Puertas Castillo; ¿Jaque mate?, by Miguel Gutiérrez, Propiedad privada: se vende, by Carmen Quijada, and El día menos pensado, by José L. Extremera. The second session brings together Alonso Valbuena (El tiempo es un juez sin clemencia), Margarita Morales (Autorretrato), Irene Garcés (Hubo un lugar), Guillermo Marrufo (Correturnos) and Jorge Naranjo (Un billete a nunca jamás). The third session will feature David F. Torrico (Candela), María Cañas (Campo de sueños), Rubén Llama (Adila), Mateo Cabeza (La vida sigue igual) and Ana M. Ruiz (El marido era fumigador de campos). Participating out of competition are Sándor M. Salas, with A Musical Experience of Coexistence, Genesis Lence, with Sordas and Eddie Pons with Flamen’comic.