My grandmother’s house


SYNOPSIS

How does a pop duet work out for impulsive and irreverent six-year-old Marina and 75-year-old Marita? Cheeky Marina plays to the camera, ignoring the chiding of her aged grandmother, Marita. Marita’s crumbling house was built by her long-dead husband. She moved in when they married, over 53 years ago, and nothing much has changed since. Now her home is under threat; the neighborhood is being torn down, replaced with charmless apartments.

A beautifully constructed documentary that depicts with great subtlety the changing ways in suburban Spain. Adán Aliaga has turned a simple subject into a dashing and fast paced, remarkably candid documentary on family life in Spain, modernization and generational change. A tribute to grandmothers everywhere, filled with painterly images of southeastern Spain and a director’s love for his family. This film qualified for a 2006 Academy Award® nomination.

DIRECTED BY:

ADÁN ALIAGA  (2006)

CAST:

MARITA FUENTES, MARINA PASTOR, MIGUEL SUCH

TECHNICAL DETAILS:

Category: FEATURE DOCUMENTARY (DRAMA)
Running Time: min.
Format: 1.85:1
B/W- Color: COLOR
Language: CATALAN | SPANISH
Year: 2006
Produced by: JAIBOFILMS, IGNACIO BENEDETI CINEMA, SALTO DE EJE PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRÁFICAS.
Producers: ELENA VALLEJO, JUANJO GIMÉNEZ, XOSE ZAPATA, ADÁN ALIAGA.
Director & screenplay: ADÁN ALIAGA
Musis: VINCENT BARRIÈRE
Editors: NACHO RUIZ CAPILLAS, MIGUEL GARVÍ
Sound & mixing:

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival
Won, Joris Ivens Award

Barcelona Film Awards 2006
• Nominated, Barcelona Film Award
Best Documentary  (2005).

Chicago International Film Festival
• Won, Chicago Award

• Nominated, Gold Hugo
Best Documentary for My Grandmother’s House (2005).

European Film Awards
Nominated, European Film Award

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
• Won, Special Jury Prize

International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Punto de Vista 2006
• Won, Special Mention for My Grandmother’s House (2005).
• Nominated, Punto de Vista Grand Prize for My Grandmother’s House (2005).

Miami Film Festival
• Won, Special Mention

Nantes Spanish Film Festival 2011
2006
• Nominated, Jules Verne Award for My Grandmother’s House (2005).

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2005
• Nominated, Made in Spanish Award for My Grandmother’s House (2005).

Sydney Film Festival 2006
• Nominated, Sydney Film Prize
Best Documentary for My Grandmother’s House (2005).

Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival
• Won, Grand Prize

Valdivia International Film Festival 2006
• Won, Best Documentary for My Grandmother’s House (2005).

Mediteran Film Festival *
• Grand Prix 
2005

Brooklyn Underground Film Festival *
• Best Internacional Documentary 
2006

Punto de Vista – Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Navarra *
• Special Jury Mention 
2007

Documenta Madrid
• Best National Documentary

Belgrade International Film Festival
• Best Documentary

Festival Internacional del Audiovisual Valenciano – Premios Tirant *
• Best Sound Mixing 
2006

Muestra de Valencia – Cine del Mediterráneo *
• Nominated 
2005

Festival del film Locarno *
• Out of competition 
2006

Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón *
• Llendes – Out of competition 
2005

DocPoint Helsinki *
• Official Section 
2006

ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival *
• Official Section 
2006

Semana de Cine Español en Polonia *
• Out of competition 
2006

Festival Internacional de Documentales de Tui *
• Official Section 
2006

Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara *
• Official Section 
2006

Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes *
• Official Section 
2006Festival Internacional de Documentales de Tui * – Official Section 
2006

Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara *
• Official Section 
2006

Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes *
• Official Section 
2006

Full Frame Docs & Shorts Film Festival *
• Official Section 
2006

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente *
• Official Section 
2006

Green Film Festival in Seoul *
• Official Section 
2006

Sydney Film Festival *
• Official Section 
2006

See Documentary Festival Brighton *
• Official Section 
2007

Sheffield International Documentary Festival *
• Official Section 
2007

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