Up until the 29th of August, the CaixaForum presents a series of eight films portraying the harsh realities of eight different parts of the world
In Beasts of the Southern Wild, by Benh Zeitlin, Hushpuppy and her sick father fight for survival in a desolate USA landscape inspired by post-Katrina New Orleans. In Elefante Blanco, by Argentinian film maker Pablo Trapero, Julián and Nicolás, two priests, fight corruption in a Buenos Aires shantytown with the help of their friend Luciana. 678, the debut of film maker Mohamed Diab, tells the story of how three women, after being sexually assaulted, feel impotent and take the law into their own hands...
The eight films in the series “8 países, 8 historias” (8 countries, 8 tales), which will be shown on Thursday evenings at 7 pm in the CaixaForum, portray the harsh realities of eight different parts of the world and share one common theme, namely, social or personal adversity. These are stories about survival and overcoming obstacles, in which characters in hostile environments who find themselves at the end of their tether manage to find a way to keep going.
Whether it is through the portrayal of innocence, as is the case of the abandoned child in A Brand New Life, by South Korean director Ounie Lecomte, or through the use of humour and the clash of cultures, as in Where Do We Go Now?, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, the characters in all of these contemporary films fight to overcome obstacles and live their lives with dignity.
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