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Mercedes Alvarez



EL CIELO GIRA (2005), first long film by Mercedes Álvarez, gained the unanimous acclaim of both critics and numerous international awards, such as the Tiger Awards from Rotterdam, Cinema du Rèel from Paris, Infinity from Alba (Italy) or BACIFI from Buenos Aires, and has been shown in more than 30 countries. She has also made the short documentary EL VIENTO AFRICANO (1997) and, more recently, her cinematographic poem CINCO ELEMENTOS PARA CUALQUIER UNIVERSO. As in the case of EL CIELO GIRA, FUTURES MARKET emerged within the scope of the Master de Documental de Creacion from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, with the support of its director, Jordi Balló, and the participation of his students.

El Viento Africano/The African Wind (14', Spain, 1997)
El Cielo Gira/The Sky Turns (110', Spain, 2004)
Mercado de futuros/Futures Market (110', Spain, 2011)

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Futures Market

Mercado de futuros (Orig.) / 2011 / Spain / 110 min

A film essay in tableaux by Mercedes Alvarez, FUTURES MARKET traces the connections between memory, public space, and the real estate bubbles that led to the international financial crisis.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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