The objective of Punto de Vista’s retrospectives is to rethink the history of cinema, and to celebrate filmmakers and artists whose work has hardly been shown in Spain. Two retrospectives will take place this year. Curated by Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit, the retrospective dedicated to Amos Vogel is intended as a tribute to the figure of this fundamental curator and founder of Cinema 16, on the one hundredth anniversary of his birth. Garbiñe Ortega, on the other hand, has curated the Nancy Holt season, a series of four programmes that bring together films by this multidisciplinary artist who was one of the leading exponents of the Land Art movement, and whose film work is practically unknown.
“I do not claim to save Moroccan cinema by making a feature film, nor do I claim to make a masterpiece. (…) I actually proclaim my right to make bad movies, and this is not a joke. My only ambition — the ambition of all Moroccan filmmakers — is for the audience to get used to watching themselves on screen, to see their own problems being addressed and thus to be able to judge the society in which they live.”
(Ahmed Bouanani, interview with Nour-Eddine Saïl, 1974)
Nile, Aniene, Argens, Scheldt, Rhine, Duero, Danube, Seine, Niagara, Hudson, Mississippi, Outaouais/Ottawa, Detroit, St Lawrence, Desna: fantasy names, the stuff of legends, exalted or ignored by literature, by music, known, unknown, familiar and very distant. These are the names of the rivers in this programme.