- Old age, family relationships, war, identity and uprootedness are some of the themes of the documentaries that will be featured in the third edition of MajorDocs.
The premiere of ‘La mujer y el glaciar’, by the award-winning Audrius Stonys, and the concert by the Menorcan singer Anna Ferrer will open the Festival on the 5th of October at the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre.The programme of the third edition of MajorDocs, the first slow documentary film festival, to be held from the 5th to the 9th of October in Palma, was presented this midday.In the face of the noise and voracity of consumption, MajorDocs returns yet another year with a radical proposal on the festival scene: cinema of the real and slowness. MajorDocs invites the spectator to slow down, to delve unhurriedly into the gaze of the authors in order to become intimate with them, recovering a key value of Mallorca and the Mediterranean: calm and dialogue.
The eight films competing in the official section are: ‘A Way Home’, by the Belgian filmmaker of Moroccan origin Karima Saïdi; ‘El tiempo perdido’, by the Argentinian María Álvarez; ‘Fantasía’ by the Basque director Aitor Merino; ‘Esquirlas’, by the Argentinian filmmaker Natalia Garayalde; Pedra Pàtria’, by Menorca’s Macià Florit; ‘Taming the garden’, by Georgian filmmaker Salomé Jashi; ‘The earth is blue as an orange’, by Ukrainian director Iryna Tsilyk and ‘There will be no more night’, by French filmmaker Éléonore Weber.
The films have been chosen for their profound authorial gaze and their capacity to transport us to other realities and connect us with our own sensibility. Some of them are coming to Palma after reaping great success at renowned festivals such as IDFA, Berlinale, DocsLisboa and Sundance.
This year the number of screenings of each film will be doubled in order to facilitate the public’s access to all of them. In keeping with the festival’s philosophy, each screening will be a unique event, where viewers will be able to establish a face-to-face dialogue with the filmmakers. Tickets for the screenings can be purchased from today on the festival’s website: www.majordocs.org
The Lithuanian filmmaker Audrius Stonys, the leading exponent of the ‘poetic documentary’, author of more than twenty films, will open the third edition of MajorDocs. His film ‘The Woman and the Glacier’, a reflection on time and nature, will open the screenings on Tuesday the 5th of October.
Then the Menorcan singer Anna Ferrer, who has two albums under her belt and has collaborated with artists like Toti Soler and Salvador Sobral, will add music to the opening in a concert at the Sa Nostra Cultural Centre.
MajorDocs is the first international documentary film festival in Mallorca; a space for discovering other realities and other points of view through a careful selection of creative documentaries.
A total of five days to reflect, question and debate each film with its authors in an intimate and close setting. Each screening will be a unique event, with the aim of taking care of each film and each author.
MajorDocs is a project of the production companies Mosaic and El Obrador, with the support of the Consell de Mallorca, the Fundació Mallorca Turisme, the Ajuntament de Palma and the Conselleria d’Educació; and the sponsorship of INNSiDE Palma Center, the Fundació Sa Nostra and Foto Ruano.