Literary Inspirations

A collection of films that celebrate the transformative influence of literature on both creators and readers.

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The Literary Inspirations collection includes the following titles:

7 Reasons to Run Away (from Society)

7 Raons per Fugir (de la Societat)
Comedy, Fiction Spain
Seven darkly humorous stories whose protagonists are downright detestable. Seven characteristics that make us unbearable. Seven reasons it’s best to avoid people altogether. Seven surrealist visions of a dysfunctional society.

Art Poetry, Part 1

Animation, Romance Spain
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to mash-up Shakespeare’s poems with sound, music, pictures, and illustration? Art Poetry bringing people closer to poetry by representing a selection of the most significant poems in the history of literature in two-minute animation pieces.

Art Poetry, Part 2

Animation, Romance Spain
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to mash-up Shakespeare’s poems with sound, music, pictures, and illustration? Art Poetry bringing people closer to poetry by representing a selection of the most significant poems in the history of literature in two-minute animation pieces.

Bertsolari

Documentary, Musical Spain
Bertsolaritza is an ancestral, completely improvised, form of Basque poetry. Anachronistic? Not at all: the bertsolari, with their spontaneous creation and wordplay, could be an inspiration for rappers and other improv artists.

Carretera Cartonera: Discover the World of Cartonera Publishers

Carretera cartonera
Documentary Italy
Carretera Cartonera travel across Latin America to understand Cartonera book production. What they find is a diverse and vast array of citizens and cooperatives committed to using literary production as a means of fighting for social justice, economic equality, and a more sustainable world.

El Eternauta´s Wife

La mujer de El Eternauta
Documentary Argentina, Spain
Elsa Sánchez's life is evidence of the cruelty of Argentina’s repressive dictatorship, which took the lives of her husband and family.

Gabo & Cinema

Gabo y el cine
Documentary Mexico
A commendable and well documented contribution to the general study of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez’s cultural production. In the voice of his friends and accomplices, the documentary takes us beyond his literary figure and immerses us in his cinematic one.

Inner Borderlines

Visions of America Through the Eyes of Alejandro Morales
Documentary Spain
In a trip around Southern California, Alejandro Morales, a pioneer of Chicano culture, presents a unique vision of America, as he explores a variety of topics that concern the Chicano/Latino community.

Karen

Drama Spain
An intimate late-African portrait of Danish colonist Karen Blixen, author of "Out of Africa".

Stigmata

Estigmas
Drama, Fiction, Experimental Spain
Told by a hulking, gentle giant of a man, Stigmata follows Bruno as he wakes up one morning bleeding from mysterious wounds on his hands. A hauntingly beautiful and lyrical tale based on the Italian cult graphic novel by Lorenzo Mattotti and Claudio Piersanti.

The Journey of Monalisa

Documentary Chile, United States
Chilean-born performer and writer Iván Monalisa fully embraces his / her dual selves: scrappy, masculine Iván as well as diva, transvestite sex-worker Monalisa.

Zurita, You Will See Not to See

Zurita, verás no ver
Documentary Chile
National Literature Award Laureate Raúl Zurita is not only one of Latin America’s most celebrated and controversial living poets; he is also a rocker, a human rights activist, a public figure, and a tireless struggler. This documentary is an account of his travels and daily life, as he reflects on topics such as state terrorism and death.