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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»...





“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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- 14.12.2016 -

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