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El año del descubrimiento 

Luis López Carrasco / ES, CH, 2020 / 200 min.

In a Spanish bar in Cartagena, different generations come together to drink, eat, smoke and talk. We hear stories from witnesses, demonstrators and strikers from 1992, the year in which the regional parliament building in Cartagena was razed during furious protests. 

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In 1992 – 500 years after the beginning of Spain's global empire with the discovery of America – Spain proudly presented itself to the international community as a modern, developed, dynamic country through the Olympic Games in Barcelona and the Expo in Seville. But for filmmaker Luis López Carrasco (1981, Murcia), 1992 was also the year in which the regional parliament building in Cartagena was razed during furious protests against the threatened closure of various local industries.

El año del descubrimiento revives this almost forgotten history in a typical Spanish bar in Cartagena, where different generations come together to drink, eat, smoke and talk. Stories from witnesses, demonstrators and strikers from back then and discussions among younger café visitors on themes such as class consciousness, the economic crisis and the role of unions percolate to the surface amidst talk of other life issues.

Details

Director

Luis López Carrasco

Production year

2020

Country

ES, CH

Original title

El año del descubrimiento 

Length

200 min.

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Awards

Don Quixote International Feature Film Prize (Barcelona Independent Film Festival 2020), Goya Awards for Best Editing Sergio Jimenez and Best Documentary 2021.

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