El Futuro Ya No Está Aquí: From euphoria to disillusion in La Movida and the Spanish Transition (1975–1986)
El Futuro Ya No Está Aquí: From euphoria to disillusion in La Movida and the Spanish Transition (1975–1986)
6
May

31
May

Nearly 50 years on from our own April revolution, Batalha offers a revealing perspective on our neighbour country’s transition to democracy. An accelerated and complex period of hope and cultural revolution, differing from Portugal not only on a political and social level, but also in terms of artistic production. In 1981, the hit song “Enamorado de la moda juvenil” (In Love with Youth Fashion), by the band Radio Futura, proclaimed “el futuro ya está aquí” (the future is here), capturing that feeling of freedom that Spanish society was beginning to experience at the end of the dictatorship.

Music, fashion, new forms of expression even unto sexuality, creativity and transgression. Drugs, excess, disillusion and death. For a period of just over ten years, a new generation traversed all this euphoria, entering a state of ecstasy both in La Movida madrileña and all over Spain.

In the field of Cinema, directors such as Almodovar, Saura, Eloy de la Iglesia and the Quinqui delinquency cinema movement portrayed the margins of society, together with the country’s first feminist film director Josefina Molina and the new expressions of queer and trans cinema, previously prohibited by Franquismo.

This energy of unstoppable renewal which seemed enduring and unyielding, ended up corrupted by wounds yet to be healed.

Curated by Guilherme Blanc and Virginia Pablos


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Painting Fatima Moreno Lopez, 2023

Virginia Pablos
Graduated in Communication and with an MA in Cinema, she founded Sin Fin Cinema, a London and Amsterdam based film company working across film exhibition and distribution with special focus on Spanish spoken cinema. She has curated and produced film programs in collaboration with renowned institutions such as Tate Gallery, Barbican Art Center, Scotland National Gallery, Eye Filmmuseum, Hackney Picture House, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, London, Edinburgh and Porto. In 2015 she founded Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival, the largest Dutch festival for Spanish Cinema, which showcases a wide selection of the latest Spanish productions

El Futuro Ya No Está Aquí: From euphoria to disillusion in La Movida and the Spanish Transition (1975–1986)

Full programme

Deprisa, deprisa, Carlos Saura, 1981

Función de noche, Josefina Molina, 1980

Los placeres ocultos, Eloy de la Iglesia, 1976

Vestida de azul, Antonio Giménez Rico, 1983

Masaje, Iván Zulueta, 1972

Arrebato, Iván Zulueta, 1979

Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, Pedro Almodóvar, 1980

Después de… No se os puede dejar solos, Cecilia Bartolomé e José Juan Bartolomé, 1981

El futuro, Luis López Carrasco, 2013

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The Settlers

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In the Cut

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Os Amigos do Gaspar: Uma Reunião na Cidade

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Hatred

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O Marinheiro

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Lar

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O Tigre Azul

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Rosetta

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The Devil Queen

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Risky Business

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One from the Heart

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The Useless

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A Força do Atrito

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A School in Cerro Hueso

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A Lei da Terra

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After Hours

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A Girl’s Own Story

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,

1996
Périphérique Nord

,

2022
Era uma vez...

,

1950
The Power of the Dog

,

2021
The Lady Bug

,

2007
The Settlers

,

2023
In the Cut

,

2003
Os Amigos do Gaspar: Uma Reunião na Cidade

,

2023
Hatred

,

1995
O Marinheiro

,

2023
Lar

,

2022
Duas semanas na Batalha (Filme resultado da Oficina de Animação)

,

2024
O Tigre Azul

,

2012
Bushman

,

1971
El auge del humano 3

,

2023
Love Song

,

2023
Que je tombe tout le temps?

,

2013
Pude ver un puma

,

2011
Parsi

,

2018
El auge del humano

,

2016
Lar

,

2022
Buck and the Preacher

,

1972
Near Dark

,

1987
Dog Day Afternoon

,

1975
The Night of the Hunter

,

1955
Tráfico

,

1998
Mandabi

,

1968
Destiny Deluxe

,

2019
Why Are You Image Plus?

,

2023
Recollections of the Yellow House

,

1989
O Rei das Berlengas

,

1978
Rosetta

,

1999
The Devil Queen

,

1973
Risky Business

,

1983
One from the Heart

,

1981
Tickets [excerpt]

,

2005
Poor Cow

,

1967
Holy Smoke!

,

1999
The Piano

,

1993
A Fuga

,

1976
Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait

,

2006
The Color of Pomegranates

,

1969
Engine

,

2010
Wayfaring Stranger

,

2024
Fatherland

,

1986
Kes

,

1969
The Big Flame

,

1969
Cathy Come Home

,

1966
Up the Junction

,

1965
Trust

,

2024
Crónica dos Bons Malandros

,

1984
Guisado de Galinha

,

2008
Cinemamor

,

1999
O Pedido de Emprego

,

2000
Senhor Jerónimo

,

1998
A Brief History Of Princess X

,

2016
Greetings from Washington, D.C.

,

1981
Watermelon Woman

,

1996
Dragon Inn

,

1967
Too Bad She's Bad

,

1954
Miragem Meus Putos

,

2017
Sonido: Ivans & Tobis

,

2023
The Lady from Constantinople

,

1969
Little Nicholas — Happy as Can Be

,

2002
The Girl and the Echo

,

1964
Run Lola Run

,

1998
Eternity and a Day

,

1998
Do the Right Thing

,

1989
Looking for Eric

,

2009
The Portrait of a Lady

,

1996
The Water Diary

,

2006
Bright Star

,

2009
Memórias das Minas de São Pedro da Cova

,

1975
Sweetie

,

1989
Two Friends

,

1986
Toute une nuit

,

1982
Remains

,

2002
Code Names

,

2022
Para Norte

,

2023
The Useless

,

2019
Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!

,

2020
A Força do Atrito

,

1993
Hoax

,

2005
18

,

2019
A School in Cerro Hueso

,

2021
A Lei da Terra

,

1977
The 400 Blows

,

1959
Adoro Ser Livre

,

2023
Vie privée

,

1962
After Hours

,

1984
A Girl’s Own Story

,

1983
An Exercise in Discipline: Peel

,

1982
Passionless Moments

,

1983
West Indies, les nègres marrons de la liberté

,

1979
An Angel at My Table

,

1990
Luta do Povo: Alfabetização em Santa Catarina

,

1976
Jornal Cinematográfico Nacional n.º 10

,

1976
As Desventuras de Drácula Von Barreto nas Terras da Reforma Agrária

,

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,

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,

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