THE INTERNATIONAL CINEMA SERIES

The 8th Annual ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series

August 31, September 7, 21, 24, 28, 2022

Six films.  Screenings are free. 

Throughout the month of September the National Hispanic Cultural Center becomes the home of the Free ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, a part of ¡Globalquerque! 
 

The 8th Annual ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series will cover films and shorts that embrace drama, politics, animation, documentary, comedy and magical realism. This year's films hail from Ukraine, India, Sweden, Cuba, France/Haiti, Argentina, Colombia, Estonia/USA and México. 

All films are free.  Tickets can be picked up an hour before each screening.  The films are screened in the Bank of America Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Start time is 7 PM unless otherwise noted below. The screenings take place on August 31, September, 7, 21, 24 and 28, 2022

The following film schedule includes films that will be shown during the ¡Globalquerque! Free 
Global Fiesta.

The International Cinema Series is presented in partnership with National Hispanic Cultural Center.

2022 ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series Schedule

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Wednesday, August 31
7 PM ● Bank of America Theatre ● Free Ticketed Event

HOTEL SALVATION 
(India, 2016)
Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani
Drama | Hindi with English subtitles | 100 minutes | Not Rated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adil Hussain (Life of Pi) stars as Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. While Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, Rajiv finds himself burdened by the many obligations he left behind. Eventually though, both father and son learn to appreciate each other and the world around them with newfound meaning..

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Wednesday, September 7
7 PM Bank of America Theatre ● Free Ticketed Event

The Square 
(Sweden, 2017)
Director: Ruben Östlund
Comedy | English and Swedish with English subtitles | 142 minutes | Rated R

Christian (Claes Bang), the curator of an art museum in Stockholm, finds his life spinning out of control after he decides to hunt down the thieves who stole his cell phone and wallet while struggling with numerous personal issues, including his affair with a journalist (Elizabeth Moss). Amid these distractions, a controversial promotional video for an art installation is published without his oversight, threatening his career and sparking a debate about freedom of expression and political correctness.  Meanwhile, his museum hosts an exhibit about kindness in everyday life, but it soon goes off the rails as well.

Wednesday, September 21
7 PM ●
 Bank of America Theatre ● Free Ticketed Event

THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE  (Ukraine/Lithuania, 2021)
Director: Iryna Tsilyk
Documentary | Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles | 73 minutes | Not Rated

 

Krasnohorivka: a town on the front lines of the war-torn region of Eastern Ukraine. When poet/filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk first visits the Trofymchuk-Gladky family home, she is surprised by what she finds: while the outside world is made up of bombings and chaos, single mother Anna and her four children are managing to keep their home as a safe haven, full of life and full of light. Every member of the family has a passion for cinema, so it feels natural for them to shoot a film inspired by their own life during a time of war. The creative process raises the question of what kind of impact cinema might have during times of disaster, and how to picture war through the camera’s lens. For Anna and the children, transforming trauma into a work of art is the ultimate way to stay human.

Winner of the Directing Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Earth Is As Blue As An Orange stands not only as a remarkable document of the Russo-Ukrainian War through the lens - literally - of this family's creative process, but as an optimistic testament to the power of art and beauty in the face of destruction.

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Saturday, September 24
11 AM ● Bank of America Theatre ● Free Ticketed Event

NYICFF KIDS FLICKS! 
(Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, México, 2021)

7 Live Action & Animated Shorts compiled by NY International Children’s Film Festival
Director: Various
Spanish with English subtitles | 65 minutes | Ages 8+

Presented in partnership with

New York International Children’s Film Festival & Ciné Magnifico Latinx Film Festival

 

 

NYICFF Kids Flicks! celebrates the best Spanish-language short films from around the globe. These brilliant tales, with a range of kids’ perspectives, speak volumes in any tongue. 

11:40 | Argentina  | 12 min | Claudia Ruiz

When Damián gets a watch for his birthday, he and his little brother Matias can’t stop checking it, anxiously waiting for 11:40 to arrive.

 

3pies | Colombia  | 14 min | Giselle Geney

Get your (soccer) kicks on the way to school with Gonzalo as he hilariously tries his very best to keep things clean and stay in the game.

 

Ailin en la luna | Argentina | 5 min | Claudia Ruiz

A mother and daughter’s love is orbited by joys and challenges.

 

Duermevela | Colombia  | 7 min | Alfonso Acosta

Growing up is never easy, especially since Daniel must navigate some of it alone—until support turns up in an unexpected form.

 

My Brother Luca | México  | 9  min | Carlos Algara & Catalina Serna

When an imaginative little girl discovers that her brother might have superpowers, she sets out on a quest to make sure everyone else sees him as she does.

 

El Tamano de las Cosas (The Size of Things) | Colombia  | 12  min | Carlos Felipe Montoya

Diego and his dad live a life of simple means in the forest, so when Diego comes across an unexpected find, its magnitude grows curiouser and curiouser.

 

Lessons Learnt by the Sea | Cuba | 5 min | Néstor Kim Enríquez

Eleven-year-old Alejandro surfs off the coast of Havana every afternoon, learning lessons of resilience from the ultimate teacher, the sea.

Saturday, September 24
12:30 PM ● Bank of America Theatre ● Free Ticketed Event

¡GLOBALQUERQUE! SOJOURNS - EPISODE ONE: PUULUUP (Estonia/USA, 2021)
Director: Tom Frouge
Documentary | English and Estonian with English subtitles | 64 minutes | Not Rated

“We draw inspiration from Vormsi nights, trams in November, junkies in love, criminals from Odessa and Antonio Vivaldi.”  - Puuluup

Indeed.

 

Travel to Estonia and Finland for the first episode of the documentary series ¡Globalquerque! Sojourns: Puuluup!  Visit with Ramo Teder and Marko Veisson, a/k/a Puuluup, one of the most delightful and original music discoveries we have come across. Hang out, cook, longboard, shop, drink, record and more with Ramo and Marko and families and friends! Oh! And there will be music, too!

Wednesday, September 28
7 PM ● Bank of America Theatre ● Free Ticketed Event

ZOMBI CHILD (France/Haiti, 2019)
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Drama/Horror | French and Creole with English subtitles | 103 minutes |Not Rated

 

 

From French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) - Zombi Child is an “audacious & cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that “poses timely and provocative questions...a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive" (Screen Daily).

 

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Melissa, a young Haitian teenager, confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

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photo by Jade Leyva