Morir en Madrid brings together several papers on the Spanish Civil War and integrates capturing different points of view, intended to represent the continuity of the suffering of the Spanish during the Franco regime. The death of Federico Garcia Lorca, Guernica, the defense of Madrid, the International Brigades, are some of the items comprised in this document.
Two characters: old and young; teacher and pupil; man and woman. Four walls within which they conjure intellectualism, relive the profession (journalism), explore politics and discover each other.
In the Madrid of the fifties, during any day, whether by chance or fate, a series of characters live all kinds of stories, funny stories and some not so, in one of the most beautiful parks that exist in the city, the Retiro park, known as Parque de Madrid.
A charming & meditative ode to the city of Madrid, where Guzmán studied directing & filmmaking during the 1960s, & escaped to from Chile after the military coup. Travelling through the streets of contemporary Madrid, Guzmán’s essayistic film freely draws inspiration from the landmarks, the music, the people & the culture to evoke experiences, reflections & insights in order to relate the nature of his historical & personal connection to the city..
Hans, a German director, is in Madrid to film a television production about the capital and the Civil War, 50 years after it occurred. Accompanied by Lucía, his editor, and Goyo, his cinematographer, he films shots of the modern city, searching for spaces and people related to its past. At the same time, he views materials related to the past. In this search, Hans questions the point of his project, and disagrees with his producers until he discovers a project that he is passionate about.
Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.
Initially a made-to-order documentary on Spain, the film becomes an open-ended work-in-the-making about the creative process. “Settling in the Spanish capital to make a documentary, Hanoun sketches out for us the different steps involved in making a film. The author turns his hesitations, his doubts and difficult working conditions into the constituents of his work”. (Raphaël Bassan)
Baltasar is a tycoon from Madrid who is forced to invest money in a movie to promote Esmeralda, an actress who sells her body to become a movie star as soon as possible
Rodrigo / Chabrier / Rachmaninov / Cañizares / Berliner Philharmoniker / Sir Simon Rattle
When the swindler La Spada and his accomplice José come out of jail in Madrid, they decide to pull a really great swindle: nothing less than to discover and sell a third picture of the famous Goya's Maya. They engage the renowed Scorcelletti who can imitate any picture and who lives in Rome. Afterwards, with the help of the beautiful Eva, they convince the celebrated art critic Francisco Montiel of the existance of a third Maya and let him find the picture. When the swindlers are on the point of selling the faked maya to an American millionaire, Scorcelli comes back from Rome to sell one of his six other maya pictures.
Dawn in Madrid. In the Plaza de la Cibeles begins the daily grind. The statue of the goddess, from its source in the center of the square tells the story of a man, petty speculator, owner of an old building that is going to ask Saint Nicholas for his cooperation to make it sink, and thus be able to lift a twelve-story modern building. But the inhabitants of the block have also implored the Saint to prevent this from happening.
An experimental essay on failed utopias and cities built as copies, following research on eight towns called Madrid in the United States.
Documentary about Ajax Amsterdam in 1968.
A fairy tale about the gentleman who rides in a truck, the princess prostitutes herself, the witch runs a brothel and the castle announces itself in the night with neon lights.
A few summer days in the life of Madrilean photographer who is not doing so well lately. He is house-sitting for someone who is out of the country and decides to pass himself off as the owner of the house as a way to seduce female tourists.
In the Madrid beginning of the 20th century two young people try to make it as artists: Elena intends to succeed in the music world and Pablo wants to become a famous painter.
Eva, Alba y Juan are the protagonist of the story. Eva gives birth to Marina, Alba has just been left by her boyfriend. And Juan is happily married. Their paths intersect one night and their lifes will change forever.