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Alfonso Rivera


1199 articles available in total starting from 16/11/2007. Last article published on 05/03/2021.

Álvaro Gurrea  • Director of Ancient Soul

Interview: Álvaro Gurrea • Director of Ancient Soul

“I started filming like a man possessed”

BERLINALE 2021: We chatted to the first-time director, who shot his debut, hybrid film (half-fiction, half-reality) immersed in the stunning natural surroundings of Indonesia, using local actors  

05/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Forum

Review: Ancient Soul

Review: Ancient Soul

BERLINALE 2021: Álvaro Gurrea’s feature debut might be an enigmatic, free-spirited and suggestive plunge into Indonesian spirituality, but it ends up being weighed down by its slow pace  

05/03 | Berlinale 2021 | Forum

Review: La Mami

Review: La Mami

Spaniard Laura Herrero Galvín lays bare the private lives and intimate moments of women who work as bargirls in a crowded Mexico City cabaret  

05/03 | Films | Reviews | Mexico/Spain

The Feroz Awards confirm Schoolgirls as the ultimate champion

The Feroz Awards confirm Schoolgirls as the ultimate champion

In the run-up to the Goya Awards ceremony, Pilar Palomero’s feature debut has scooped the three most important trophies handed out by the Association of Spanish Film Journalists  

03/03 | Festivals | Awards | Spain

Berlin lifts the lid on where to discover up-and-coming Spanish talent

Berlin lifts the lid on where to discover up-and-coming Spanish talent

At an online meeting organised by the ICAA, international professionals will get to know the labs and markets where the most promising Spanish film projects are presented  

02/03 | Berlinale 2021 | EFM

Two Basque directors head off to Berlinale Talents

Two Basque directors head off to Berlinale Talents

Lur Olaizola Lizarralde and Zuri Goikoetxea have been selected to take part in the gathering involving up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world, which is unspooling online  

01/03 | Berlinale 2021 | EFM

MiradasDoc gives non-fiction cinema a helping hand from the Canary Islands

MiradasDoc gives non-fiction cinema a helping hand from the Canary Islands

The gathering is being held in a hybrid format from 26 February-6 March, offering an array of standout non-fiction titles and facilitating documentary co-productions  

26/02 | Festivals | Awards | Spain

Review: The Diver Inside

Review: The Diver Inside

With his first fiction film, Austria’s Günter Schwaiger sounds the alarm on how abuse also causes profound collateral damage in children  

26/02 | Films | Reviews | Spain/Austria/Germany

The 17th CIIF Market opens its call for applications for 2021

The 17th CIIF Market opens its call for applications for 2021

12 projects will be selected for the (hybrid) event set to unspool from 28-30 April in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which includes pitching sessions in the presence of experts and the chance to win a prize  

26/02 | Industry | Market | Spain

Review: Devil Between the Legs

Review: Devil Between the Legs

Arturo Ripstein and Paz Alicia Garciadiego once again prove that there’s no self-censorship in their Mexican tragedies, bristling with sex, jealousy, shadows, misery and callous humour  

25/02 | Films | Reviews | /Mexico/Spain

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