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Ricardo Íscar Álvarez



Ricardo Íscar Álvarez is Spanish filmmaker and lecturer. He studied Law at Salamanca University, Film Studies at Complutense University of Madrid and Film Direction at the German Film and Television Academy. He lived and worked in Berlin for 10 years.

El Foso (110 min, 2012)
Danza a los Espíritus (80 mins, 2009)
Juego Limpio (8 mins, 2009)
Soledad (25 mins, 2008)
Tierra Negra (90 mins, 2004)
El Cerco (13 mins, 2002-2006)
La Punta del Moral (57 mins, 2001)
Badu. Stories from the Negev Desert (63 mins, 1993-4)
El Diario de Manuel Ángel (32 mins, 1991)
A la Orilla del Río (22 mins, 1991)
Die Reise der Ida Irma nach Lunow (55 mins, 1990)
Die Tauben Essen Wassermelone (11 mins, 1987)
Baüme (22 mins, 1998)


Dance to the Spirits

Danza a los Espíritus (Orig.) / 2009 / Spain / 79 min

Dance to the Spirits is a creative documentary project that was shot in Nsola, an Evuzok village in the middle of the south Cameroon jungle. To the Evuzok there are two kinds of diseases that require different treatments: the «natural» ones and the ones from the night world, caused by sorcery. This is the story of Mba Owona Pierre the village chief and the ngengang, the «healer»...



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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