Viva 2008
Blue Eyelids Blue Eyelids
Blue Eyelids and Chaotic Ana
La Antena (The Aerial) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2007; Director: Esteban Sapir; Writer: Esteban Sapir; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Ricardo Merkin, Sol Moreno, Gustavo Pastorini, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi), Official Site
Dystopian fairytale about a 'city without a voice'.
Año Uña (Year Of The Nail) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Jonás Cuarón; Writer: Jonás Cuarón; Stars: Eireann Harper, Diego Cataño, Michele Alban, Cristina Orozco, Mariana Elizondo, Pia Elizondo, Emilia Garcia)
Personal photograph album becomes the basis for an unconventionally told romance.
Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Ernesto Contreras; Writer: Ernesto Contreras; Stars: Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Tiaré Scanda, Luisa Huertas), Official Site
A pair of lonely people come together in offbeat romance.
Buenos Aires, 1977 (Crónica De Una Fuga) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2006; Director: Adrián Caetano; Writer: Adrián Caetano, Esteban Student; Stars: Rodrigo De la Serna, Pablo Echarri, Nazareno Casero, Lautaro Delgado, Matías Marmorato, Martín Urruty)
A goalkeeper kidnapped and tortured by the Argentinian secret police becomes determined to escape.
The Cat Pact (Pactar Amb El Gat, Pactar Con El Gato) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Joan Marimón; Writer: Joan Marimón; Stars: Rose Avalon, Alberto Jiménez, Pau Roca, Belén Fabra, Eduard Soto, Alfredo Castellanos, Núria Megías), Official Site, Trailer
Moggy hunting and romance on the rooftops of Barcelona.
Solitary Fragments Solitary Fragments
Solitary Fragments and Silent Light
La Ciénaga (The Swamp) (Country: Argentina/Spain; Year: 2000; Director: Lucrecia Martel; Writer: Lucrecia Martel; Stars: Graciela Borges, Mercedes Moran, Sofia Bertolotto, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Martin Adjemian, Andrea Lopez, Leonora Balcarce, Diego Baenas, Sebastian Montagna, Silvia Bayle)
A long hot summer on Argentinian estate for dysfunctional extended family.
Chaotic Ana (Caótica Ana, Chaotic Anna) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Julio Medem; Writer: Julio Medem; Stars: Manuela Vellés, Charlotte Rampling, Bebe, Asier Newman, Nicolas Cazalé, Raúl Peña, Gerrit Graham, Matthias Habich, Lluís Homar), Official Site
An artist who joins a commune tries to uncover her past lives to end a cycle of violence.
Dark Blue Almost Black (Azuloscurocasinegro, darkbluealmostblack) (Country: Spain; Year: 2006; Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Writer: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo; Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Marta Etura, Antonio de la Torre, Raúl Arévalo, Eva Pallarés, Héctor Colomé, Manuel Morón, Ana Wagener, Roberto Enríquez), Official Site
Coming-of-age drama about a janitor striving to turn his dreams into reality.
Deficit (Déficit) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Gael García Bernal; Writer: Kyzza Terrazas; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Tenoch Huerta, Luz Cipriota, Camila Sodi, Ana Serrdilla, Jorge Luis Moreno, Pamela Reiter), Official Site
After a spoiled, rich kid hosts a party, unexpected guests bring tensions to boiling point.
Doghead (Cabeza De Perro) (Country: Spain; Year: 2006; Director: Santi Amodeo; Writer: Santi Amodeo; Stars: Juan José Ballesta, Adriana Ugarte, Manuel Alexandre, Julián Villagrán, Eugenio Roca, Ana Wagener, Mariano Peña, Ana Gracia, Jordi Dauder), Official Site
An emotionally disconnected teenager finds himself forming relationships after becoming stranded in Madrid.
The Cat Pact The Cat Pact
The Cat Pact and The Zone
El Baño Del Papa (The Pope's Toilet, ño del Papa) (Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France; Year: 2007; Director: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández; Writer: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández; Stars: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz, Nelson Lence, Henry De Leon, Jose Arce, Rosario Dos Santos, Hugo Blandamuro)
A man tries to build a public loo to cash in on a Papal visit.
My Life Inside (Mi Vida Dentro) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Lucía Gajá; Writer: Lucía Gajá; Stars: Rosa Estela Olvera)
Documentarian tracks an illegal Mexican immigrant as she is tried for murder.
The Orphanage (El Orfanato) (Country: Mexico, Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Juan Antonio Bayona; Writer: Sergio G Sánchez; Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Geraldine Chaplin, Montserrat Carulla, Mabel Rivera, Andrés Gertrúdix, Roger Príncep, Carla Gordillo Alicia, Georgina Avellaneda, Alejandro Campos, Oscar Guillermo Garretón), Official Site
Ghost story about a family who live in an orphanage.
A Red Bear (Un Oso Rojo) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2002; Director: Adrian Caetano; Writer: Adrian Caetano; Stars: Julio Chavez, Soledad Villamil, Luis Hachin, Agostina Lage, Rene Lavand, Enrqique Liporace, Daniel Valenzuela, Freddy Forbes, Ernesto Villegas)
Ex-con tries to re-establish relations with his family and collect money due him.
[Rec] (Rec) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza; Writer: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, Luis Bardejo; Stars: Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Manuel Bronchud, Martha Carbonell, Claudia Font, Vicente Gil, Maria Lanau, Carlos Lasarte, María Teresa Ortega, Pablo Rosso, Pep Sais), Official Site, Trailer
A news crew get trapped in an apartment block with a deadly virus and something else...
A Red Bear A Red Bear
A Red Bear and El Baño Del Papa
Silent Light (Stellet Licht) (Country: Mexico, France, Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Carlos Reygadas; Writer: Carlos Reygadas; Stars: Elizabeth Fehr, Jacobo Klassen, Maria Pankratz, Miriam Toews, Cornelio Wall, Peter Wall), Official Site
A deeply religious, married man falls in love with another woman and has to question his whole life.
The Signal (La Señal) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Ricardo Darín, Martin Hodara; Writer: Patricio Vega, Eduardo Mignogna; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Diego Peretti, Julieta Díaz, Andrea Pietra, Vando Villamil, Carlos Bardem), Official Site
Film noir sees a down-at-heel gumshoe get mixed up an with Argentinian mafioso's moll.
Solitary Fragments (La Soledad) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Jaime Rosales; Writer: Jaime Rosales, Enric Rufas; Stars: Sonia Almarcha, Petra Martínez, Jesús Cracio, Miriam Correa)
The lives of two women are changed forever by terrorist bombings in Madrid.
Thieves (Ladrones) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Jaime Marques; Writer: Juan Ibáñez, Enrique López Lavigne; Stars: Juan José Ballesta, María Valverde, Patrick Bauchau, María Ballesteros)
A youth taught to steal in early childhood finds himself resorting to it almost compulsively as he searches for his mother.
Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes, Time Crimes) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Nacho Vigalondo; Writer: Nacho Vigalondo; Stars: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga, Juan Inciarte), Official Site
When a man accidentally travels back in time, he finds restoring the status quo is easier said than done. Plus read our exclusive interview with director Nacho Vigalondo.
La Ciénaga La Ciénaga
La Ciénaga and Timecrimes
Under The Stars (Bajo Las Estrellas) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Félix Viscarret; Writer: Félix Viscarret, based on the story El trompetista del Utopía, by Fernando Aramburu; Stars: Alberto San Juan, Julián Villagrán, Emma Suárez, Violeta Rodríguez), Official Site
A self-centered trumpeter finds redemption in an unexpected place.
XXY (Country: Argentina, France, Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Lucía Puenzo; Writer: Lucía Puenzo; Stars: Inés Efron, Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky, Germán Palacios, Lucas Escariz, Luciano Nóbile, Carolina Pelleritti)
Coming of age drama about an intersex teen.
The Zone (La Zona) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Rodrigo Plá; Writer: Rodrigo Plá, Laura Santullo; Stars: Daniel Giménez, Maribel Verdú, Daniel Tovar, Carlos Bardem, Marina de Tavira, Mario Zaragoza, Andrés Montiel, Blanco Guerra, Enrique Arreola, Gerardo Taracena, Alan Chávez)
Residents of an affluent Mexican city enclave seek vigilante justice.

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The 48th edition of the San Francisco festival

Docs Ireland

Transilvania International Film Festival
Key international festival in Romania

Sheffield DocFest
The UK's best known factual film festival

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.