Ainhoa Rodriguez / ES, 2021 / 98 min.
This highly original drama (English title: Mighty Flash) also takes inspiration from surrealism and proves that even the everyday can be exceptional. A woman lives in a small community in the southwest of Spain where nothing ever happens. She leaves her husband and roams the small town.
Isa hopes for change, and this is not surprising. She lives in a small community in the southwest of Spain where nothing ever happens. The young people all leave. For those who remain, time seems to stand still. Cita is not satisfied with this; her hopes are fixed on something different. She leaves her husband and roams the small town.
This highly original drama often looks like a documentary, but also takes inspiration from surrealism and magic realism. Using non-professional actors, a very special, disruptive electronic soundtrack and suggestive camerawork, Destello bravío proves that even the everyday can be exceptional.
World premiere Tigercompetition IFFR 2021 (online). Winner Jury Special Award Ainhoa Rodriguez and Best Film Editing Jose Luis Picado at Malaga Spanish Film Festival 2021, Best Director Ainhoa Rodriguez at Vilnius International Film Festival 2021. The English title of the film is Mighty Flash.
This film will also be released in national cinemas by Eye Filmmuseum.
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Screened at prominent national and international festivals, yet never released in Dutch cinemas. Quite unjustly so, Eye Filmmuseum thinks, and so it has once again brought an exceptional selection of films from international festivals to the Netherlands.