- Pia Cseri-Briones |
- 1991 |
- 25 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
TAPAS, a film about the Spanish Civil War, uses techniques of experimental cinema within a documentary format. This poetic remembrance of the war and its aftermath is told through the voices and stories of various generations of refugees gone to America. It also uses the poetry of Rosalia de Castro, a 19th century Galician writer, to blend the different historical events of the film. TAPAS includes old family movies, historical and new footage, and optically printed Super 8 material, in order to guide the audience through layers of history and memory.
Awards: Sinking Creek Film & Video Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Exhibition: NY Film Exposition; Int'l Festival of Films Directed by Women, Madrid, Spain; Athens Int'l Film Festival; Hallwalls Western New York Film Tour; Amsterdam Int'l Documentary Film Festival.