Into another history of european Cinema
SPANISH PREMIERE

WIVES

Anja Breien | Norway | 1975 | 84 min.
O.V. in Norwegian subtitled in Spanish and English
wives

Anja Breien's second feature film emerged as a response to Cassavetes' Husbands, becoming the most analysed film in her country's history. Critic Peter Cowie described Breien as a pioneer of Dogma 95, 20 years ahead of von Trier and Vinterberg's movement in style. It tells the story of three former classmates, now in their thirties, who meet at a school reunion. After a drunken night out, they make a sudden decision to run away from their families and responsibilities; wandering around Oslo, they discuss sex, femininity and family responsibilities. A restoration carried out by the Norwegian Film Institute in 2019.

Direction: Anja Breien
Cinematography: Halvor Naess
Cast: Anne Marie Ottersen, Katja Medbøe, Frøydis Armand
Production Company: Norsk Film A/S

INTO ANOTHER HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CINEMA

History, we know, is neither neutral nor incontestable: depending on who tells it and how. When it comes to the history of European cinema, it is increasingly necessary to re-evaluate the dominant canon that guides it, bringing to the forefront works both remarkable and often undervalued. For this reason, a new space has been launched to offer a new way of contemplating the continent's film legacy each year, entitled "Into Another History of European Cinema". The section is set up as a forum for reflection and (re)discovery, paying significant attention to pioneering works of feminism, class consciousness and the new types of cinema that have shaken the world since the sixties (some of them censored or attacked by the establishment), as well as to little-known works by key filmmakers. Eight films that illuminate and reveal another narrative of history will be shown for the first time in Spain in their recently restored copies, opening the debate on archiving works, and the role of festivals and film libraries in the reconsideration of the past.