A Tale of Two Reservoirs. Cinema, memory and water
The films Os días afogados (2015), by César Souto Vilanova and Luis Avilés Baquero, and Urpean Lurra (2019), by Maddi Barber, propose atypical approaches to little-known episodes in contemporary Spain: the creation of reservoirs between the 1980s and 1990s in valleys that until then had been the lifeblood of entire communities. Both films construct their stories by mixing new material and archival footage. Moreover, both move away from the triumphalism of modernity and progress.
Appeared in Rinconete, 10 May 2021.
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