‘Éclair’, by Marko Gjokovic, in the Official Section of La Cabina 2016

A local Macedonian tale tells the story of Marshal Tito’s private villa, in Ohrid, where a different menu was prepared daily in case he ever visited this summer residence without prior warning. Everything was scrupulously arranged for his arrival and the villa service staff awaited the communist leader with the table set. Under no circumstances…

‘El día de la abuela’, de Milosz Sakowski, en la Sección Oficial de La Cabina 2016

Grandma’s Day (Dzien Babci) is celebrated in Poland on the 21st of January after the magazine Woman and Life (Kobieta I Życie) made it popular in 1965. Since then, every 21st of January, grandchildren send flowers, postcards and sweets to their grandmothers and large family meetings are held to conserve the tradition. Grandma’s Day is…

‘Interior. Leather Bar’, de James Franco/Travis Mathews, en la Sección Oficial de La Cabina 2015

In 1980, the director of The exorcist (1973), William Friedkin, directed Cruising, a controversial thriller that starred Al Pacino and was set in the leather bars of New York’s underworld. Pacino portrays an undercover policeman that infiltrates the gay subculture clubs to investigate a series of sexual crimes that had been taking place night after…

‘Teenland’, de Marie Grahtø Sørensen, en la Sección Oficial de La Cabina 2015

Sally lives committed in an institution with other adolescents where their supernatural powers are treated as if they were mental illnesses. Sally, the main character of this story, dominates telekinesis, and Tingeling, a young sociopath is able to communicate telepathically. The friendship between Sally and Tingeling grows when they decide to rebel against the institution…