El Año del descubrimiento

Directed by Luis López Carrassco

Drawing praise at high profile festivals in Berlin and Rotterdam, and winning the Best Documentary Goya, this absorbing documentary rewards the audience over the course of its extended runtime with a fascinating insight into contemporary Spain, through the lens of recent history told by the locals of Cartagena, a naval city in southeast Spain.

Neighbours, youngsters and unemployed workers chat inside a bar between cigarettes, drinks and snacks. Conversations turn from dreams, jobs and plans to the riots and industrial crisis of 1992, a year that saw the Expo in Seville, the Olympics in Barcelona, and workers burn down the local parliament in Cartagena. Debating topics from employment conditions, unions and deindustrialisation, to feminism, education and the EU, this is a rallying cry to the left and centre left to mobilise against unchecked capitalism and the far right.


Onsale Dates
HOME Friends – Sat 24 Jul
HOME Members – Mon 26 Jul
General Sale – Tue 27 Jul

219 minutes

Translated title:
The Year of Discovery


Full English

Country of origin:
Chile and Spain

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time