Tesa Arranz

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Film Festival Reports

TIFF 2017: WAVELENGTHS. ALIENS BY LUIS LOPEZ CARRASCO

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Questions apart, Aliens stays as an invaluable document and magnificent documentary about one of the most characteristic figures of the eighties in Madrid, and about this decade, its figures (Almodovar, Zulueta, Berlanga, nobody escapes the memory of Tesa) and this necessity of López Carrasco to construct new narratives from Spain’s contemporary history. Is a fantastic endeavor that wants to rescue the fundamental discourses of a generation that is “now in power, trying to manipulate and control any dissident discourse”. This articulation of the personal portrait and the testimony of the social array, is what makes the Spanish filmmaker so special. A VHS treat in 2017. 

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