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THE BEST FILMS OF  IMAGINEINDIA AT B the travel brand Xperience

Imagineindia International Film Festival, already in its 15th Edition, presents at the headquarters of Barceló the travel brand Xperience the best films that have shown at the festival and few premieres. IMAGINEINDIA is one of the few film festivals in Madrid where you can see the best recent films of the international scene.  These projections are a prelude to the festival which starts on 17 may, and will display the best films of previous editions and some surprises of this year. The festival, supported by the great actors like Gran Wyoming, Hugo Silva, Javier Gutiérrez or Angela Molina, proposes stories that will not leave you indifferent. As far as Calcutta, Ervil, or Kazakhstan, their films will fill our screens with color at B travel brand Xperience. Hope you enjoy it!

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4 APRIL (19.30)
NABALOK                                                                                                                                 Director: Bauddhayan Mukherji
India. 2014. 51 min.                                                                                                                    Spread over 34 years of the Bengali life, Nabalok (The Innocent) the first piece of Teenkahon explores a transgressive facet of a relationship that exceeds the norms of social acceptability.

Written by Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, the film is the story of an 8-year-old boy’s emotional attachment and obsession with a newly married girl in the village. A relationship that stirs up a hornet’s nest, opens a can of worms and peers into the frailties of human relationships through a tragicomical glass.

Director : John Hellberg
Sweden. 2013. 35 min.                                                                                                          What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

11 APRIL (19.30)
Director : Umesh Aggarwal
India. 2014. 60 min. Biography                                                                                       Allah-Rakha Rahman has the honour of single-handedly catapulting Indian Film Music on to the world stage.
Considered one of the world’s most influential people by Time Magazine, his prolific body of work, over 120 film scores worldwide– at last count – in a career spanning two decades, makes him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists. The Film explores the evolution of his style of music – a fusion of Eastern sensibilities and Western technology. Through various turning points in his life and significant milestones, the Film celebrates an Indian icon who is no less than a global phenomenon.
Spanning across Los Angeles, London, Chennai and Bombay, the Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known.

Director : Ayan Banerjee
India. 2015. 14 min.                                                                                                                  What is that one thing we cannot live without? Even before we open our eyes in the morning, and not until we close them after a long tiring day. Or probably even after that. In our dreams and nightmares…what is that one thing we cannot afford to lose?

18 APRIL (19.30)
Director : Zhasulan Poshanov
Kazakhstan. 2015. 60 min                                                                                                           Rauan works at a parking lot in a prestigious residential area. Aidar passes him daily in his luxurious car. The auto belongs to his father, who works in the oil business. Rauan and Aidar are both determined to build their own lives themselves. They live in the same city, their paths cross in the same yard, but there is an abyss between them. They are separated by a toll-bar between wealth and poverty. One day Aidar and Rauan will clash and their worlds will clash. What will the results be..?

Directors : Caye Casas / Albert Pintó
Spain. 2014. 15 min                                                                                                                       NOTHING Co. is a tale, almost a caricature, about those jobs we hate but we have to keep because of economic reasons: even if the time is gold, money always wins.

25 APRIL (19.30)
Director : Camille Ponsin
France. 2012. 73 min                                                                                                                      Sanjay is a gypsy from Rajasthan. He’s 22, has a lady-killer smile and an overwhelming energy. He lives in a tent with his parents on a Delhi’s street camp. The father is a blacksmith, the mother sells the tools he makes. Sanjay is a teacher in a slum school. But his dream is to be a model and an actor. He goes and tries his luck in Bollywood, being coached by Nasser Abdullah, a supporting role actor.

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Director : Victor Ribeiro
Brasil. 2015. 7 min.                                                                                                                             Regina Bastos lives on a desert island. Her life has become quiet and lonely since the departure of her great love Beto Bruel. For over twenty years Regina will go to the beach every afternoon looking at the sea waiting for him to bring her love back.

3 MAY (19.30)

Ankhon Dekhi
Rajat Kapoor
India. 105 min. 2013

With the presentation of the writer OLGA CASADO .

Ankhon Dekhi centers around Raje Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra who, after a dramatic incident, decides that he will only believe what he sees with his eyes

9 MAY (19.30)
Shivajee Chandrabhusan
India. 103 min. 2007
This is a touching and somber journey of Lasya, who lives with her father Karma and younger brother Chomo in a remote village in the Himalayas. Pristine snow capped mountains surround their tiny hamlet and barren harsh land stretches for miles into nowhere. One day the army moves in, settles a hundred yards across their doorstep. The last bit of comfort the family draws from their familiar surroundings changes into a harsh ceaseless irreversible conflict. The film depicts the life of this family whose dream like existence is interrupted by inevitable odds, one after the other.         


Life is the section to showcase films that affirm the intrinsic worth of innocent human life, the profound significance of each life and the importance of the human experience. This section shows the different responses given in this diverse world to the same ancient experiences and issues the human kind goes after once and again.

Films selected for Imagineindia 2021


Films selected for Imagineindia 2020

Spring Follows Winter (Liu Junfeng)  China

Mullah,s Daughter (Hassan Solhjou)  Great Britain

Chronicle of Space (Aksay Indikar)  India

Ee, Ma, Yau (Lijo Jose Pellissery)  India

Josef – Born in Grace (Susant Misra)  India

Lihaaf (Rahat Kazmi)  India

Raudram 2018 (Jayaraj)  India

Kaifinama (Sumantra Ghosal)  India

The Sky is Partly Cloudy (Joydeep Mukherjee)  India

Old Men Never Die (Reza Jamali)  Iran

Asfixia (Kenya Márquez)  Mexico

Kilkis, the Town of Owls (Azlarabe Alaoui)  Morocco

Deer (Koldo Almandoz)  Spain

Asandhimitta (Asoka Handagama)  Srilanka

Films selected for Imagineindia 2019

Light in the Room (Rahul Riji Nair)  India

Life of an Outcast (Pawan K. Shrivastava)  India

Decoding Shankar (Deepti Pillay Sivan)  India

Newton (Amit Masurkar)  India

Side A Side B (Rahat Kazmi)  India

Unwanted (Edon Rizvanolli)  Kosova / Holland

I am crazy (Kudo Masaaki)  Japan

On the Edge (Aldiyar Bairakimov)  Kazakhstan

Bad Bad Winter (Olga Korotko)  Kazakhstan

Shooting a Dark Horse (Pablo Fuentes Fernández)  Spain

Earth (Visakesa Chandrasekaram)  Sri Lanka

Films selected for Imagineindia 2018

Cesteando (Plácido Romero)  Spain

Walking with the wind (Praveen Morchhale)  India

Sound of Silence (Dr Biju)  India

The Albino,s Trees (Masakazu Kaneko)  Japan

Four women (Adoor Gopalakrishnan)

Adoor Gopalakrishnan
India. 2007. 100 min

The four stories that Adoor has used are  The Prostitue, the Virgin, the Housewife and the Spinster. Each of these stories depicts a woman who is fighting the established male dominated order. In the Prostitute  Padmapriya plays the role of the prostitute who finds it very difficult to enter matrimony with a man she loves. The Virgin is the story of a girl played by Geetu Mohandas who innocently walks into a loveless marriage with an impotent man. The Housewife is the story of a woman (Manju Pillai)  who is desperate to have a child. She even considers a rather bold step to ensure she gets the child she so badly wants. The Spinster is about a woman who decides not to get married and fights convention courageously. The role is played by Nandita Das.