The Iranian filmmaker, Keywan Karimi, has finally been sentenced to one year imprisonment, 223 lashes and a fine of 20 million Iranian Rial (around 600 euros) for his film, Writing on the City, which was premiered worldwide in the tenth edition of the Punto de Vista Festival, where he was given a Special Mention by the international jury. This is the final sentence which cannot be ap-pealed issued by the Court of Appeal of Iran in recent hours.
A New Yorker who prefers ruins to structures, Bruce McClure is the king of cinema performance and the next visitor to Punto de Vista In Focus, to be held in Civican on 26 February.
Punto de Vista Tickets are on sale
Tickets for the different screening sessions of the 10th edition of the Punto de Vista festival can be purchased in advance on the Punto de Vista and Baluarte websites, and at the ticket office.
Punto de Vista has programmed a great retrospective devoted to the French filmmaker, Jean-Daniel Pollet (1936-2004), one of the best-kept secrets in France. The programme, which has been commissioned by the festival’s programmer, Guillermo G. Peydró, offers the images and ideas of his fascinating work of constant critical rewriting and re-reading throughout successive sessions.
MIRA, MI REY
A film made in Pamplona will culminate the X edition of Punto de Vista on Sunday 14th February. Directed by the filmmakers Ainara Vera (originally from Pamplona) and the Russian Victor Kossakovsky, Mira, mi rey (2014) was shot in sequence in the historic heart of Navarre's capital. But far from being constricted to local reality, it is a conceptual piece filled with questions that reflect on the essence and values of an entire country, offering a debate about the function and validity of an institution such as the monarchy in Spain.
To mark the tenth anniversary of Punto de Vista, this year’s themed retrospective, under the name of Ten Years Older will be dedicated to Time, to the relationship and interplay between documentary film and one of its key concepts and raw materials: Time. Paying tribute to the legendary film, Ten Minutes Older, by Herz Frank, an old friend who was present at the festival, this cycle proposes an extensive journey through more than 50 non-fiction works that share the significant presence of time.
Two of the cinematographic figures in the spotlight of this 10th edition of Punto de Vista, Jean-Daniel Pollet and Antonio Maenza, have had two new film biographies made of them recently, which will receive their world premiere at the Festival in 2016: Jean-Daniel, parle moi encore!, by the French director Jean-Paul Fargier, and Cinematógrafo, magnetófono, buen chico y sádico, by Valencian filmmaker Carles Candela. Both filmmakers will visit Pamplona to present their filmic tributes.
For the second year running, the Spanish Radio 3 programme El Séptimo Vicio will be setting up shop in Pamplona for the duration of the Festival, taking place between 8th and 14th February, to provide detailed daily coverage of this tenth edition. It is the only programme on Radio 3 dedicated specifically to cinema and especially to auteur film, a genre that encompasses the Punto de Vista programming.
The great French filmmaker Agnès Varda is the latest name to take part in the project entitled 223 words, a collective film that represents the Punto de Vista festival’s response to the sentence handed down to Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi, six years imprisonment and 223 lashes, as a punishment for his latest film, Writing on the city, the world premiere of which will take place at the tenth edition of the film festival in Navarre. The documentary made by Keywan Karimi is an essay on the history and use made of graffiti and political murals as a means of expression and freedom in the city of Teheran.
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