In the heat of rural cinema

The film actors and actresses director alcarrás (2022), Clara Manyós, stopped by the Cineteca de Valdivielso last Saturday to talk to the audience about the filming. Days later, she assured on her social networks that she had been “another of the precious things that this film has brought me.” The audience that gathered in the plenary hall, located in Quecedo, once again packed the small room and was moved by this family of characters who are not actors in real life, but who, without knowing anything previously, played roles with which they that many felt identified by their attachment to the land.

Four film and documentary sessions marked by their connection with the rural world have inaugurated an unprecedented cultural proposal in Valdivielso, which for its mayor, Jokin Garmilla, has been a success due to the participation, with a total of 150 people, and for achieving connect and excite both the older and younger generations in the same activity. There was no room for more spectators in any of the three sessions held in the plenary hall and the Toba de Valdivielso school.

The first also included the participation of the protagonists of Günter Schwaiger’s documentary, Since the world is the world, Gonzalo and Rosa, farmers from Vadocondes, in the Ribera del Duero. The second session of the Cineteca featured surreal cinema with the film Amanece, which is not little, and today the cycle concludes at the El Almiñé beach bar with the projection, at 7:00 p.m., of the documentary Honeyland.

Directed by Tamara Kotevska from Macedonia, it recounts the work of the last female bee collector in Europe, Hatidze, who in a small town in Macedonia raises colonies of bees in handmade baskets that she hides among the rocks. Without protection or help, she is able to tame them in order to extract the honey and sell it in the capital. Everything is idyllic until, suddenly, new neighbors settle near the hives.