LAS CINÉPHILAS

CREDITS

SCREENWRITER:  María Alvarez
CAST:  Paloma Diez-Picasso, Chelo Domínguez, Estela Clavería, Norma Bárbaro, Lucía Aguirre
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Tirso Díaz-Jares Rueda
EDITOR:  María Alvarez
PRODUCERS: Tirso Díaz-Jares Rueda y María Alvarez

LAS CINÉPHILAS

AS CINÉPHILAS / THE CINÉPHILES
María Álvarez  |  Argentina  |  2017  |  74’

26.10 | 19:30 | TEATRO PRINCIPAL* | TICKETS  
27.10 | 17:00 | CINES OURENSE PONTEVELLA – GALICINE* | TICKETS 

*María Álvarez (director), Tirso Díaz-Jares Rueda (productor) and Paloma Díez-Picasso (protagonist) attends to the screening 

“I would start with silent images of ‘the cinephiles’, then comes the main title and you appear explaining: Where are these ladies going? Shall we follow them?”, suggests one of her interviewees to Álvarez. Then she clarifies that it would be a deliberate plagiarism of And the Ship Sails On, necessary “to generate a kind of intrigue; if not, what is this? Women going to the movies? What is that?”. That is Las cinéphilas: a documentary about women who go to the movies that does not need suspense or plagiarism to be bigger than life. Instead of tricks, here there is cinematic rigor, serenity and certainty; there is a patience that yields juicy fruits and there are, above all, emotions that travel from the screen to people, from cinema to life, back and forth. Although the director has ignored them all, the “cinephiles”, so kind but so demanding, must be very proud of her film.

Agustín Masaedo

María Alvarez

Writer and director born in Buenos Aires. She wrote Quémese antes de leerse, a play that won the 2nd “Fray Luis de León” award at Valladolid and was published in Spain in 2017. She directed El Banco, a fictionalized documentary (8 30-minute episodes for television) about the history of the Bank of the Argentine Nation. Las cinéphilas is her debut documentary feature.