Short movies session

Cinema, women, memory | Session 2/4
  • The second session of the cycle of movies, women, and memory at the former prison La Model highlights two short movies that approach the idea of the discovery of memories;
  • The projection will be followed by a conversation with the directors, moderated by the curatorship of the cycle, Carolina Astudillo Muñoz.
  • The cycle is organized by the EUROM and the Department of Democratic Memory of the City Council Barcelona

July 13, 2022 | 7pm
La Modelo espai Memorial
Free entrance, please register here


Una revuelta sin imágenes (A revolt without images)

Una revuelta sin imágenes (A revolt without images) by Pilar Monsell searches for the traces of the bread riot, one of the most important and unknown uprisings in the history of Spain, led by women in the city of Córdoba in May 1652. We don’t know the faces and names of those women. There is no image either. How can we recover the gestures of resistance from those who have been invisible?

Augas Abisais (Abyssal Waters)

From a photograph hanging on the wall of a family home, Xacio Baño delves into the story of an anonymous soldier who died in the Spanish Civil War, penetrating the Abyssal Waters, a metaphor for oblivion and memories’ gray areas.

The seabeds, which are so unsinkable, may also be the metaphor for our hidden history, perhaps of the interstices of the Civil War that have never been explained to us. For example, a relative died in one of the battles, very young, and of which we know nothing. It is therefore only a question of getting bogged down and rebuilding this story. The finding of four of his letters immerses us in the deep waters of his transformation and our omission.

Descartes (Outtakes)

In 1980, the film Rocío was judicially abducted and did not return to cinemas until 1985, ending the career of its director, Fernando Ruiz Vergara. Now, in the midst of the film’s claim process, Alejandro Alvarado and Concha Barquero recover the discarded filming in an exciting short film that they themselves define as a gesture of resistance, a way to rewrite the history of the transition to democracy in Spain.


The story of anarchist feminist Dolores Iturbe Arizcuren is brought to the screen almost 30 years after her death. A step back in time, exploring the place of women during the Spanish Revolution, the Civil War, and exile. The private? The public? How can women’s writing shape the interpretation of those times through the female gaze?


Upcoming sessions

September 21

El pacto de Adriana (Adriana’s Pact) by Chilean Lissette Orozco delves into a deeply uncomfortable and painful personal story. In this search process, the director embarks on a journey through hidden and invisible events of family intimacy.

October 19

The programme for this date will be announced soon!


July 13, 2022 | 7pm


La Modelo espai Memorial
Carrer d’Entença, 155

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