Detroit Film Theatre


January 28 & 29, 2011

9:30 PM

(Spain/2007—directed by Mercedes Alvarez)
“Tracing a year in the life of the village of Aldealsenor (population 14 and declining), this documentary is a consummately achieved, lyrical meditation on how to capture things before they’re gone forever. Set in a remote village in northwest Spain where director Mercedes Alvarez was the last person to be born – 30 years ago – and whose last inhabitants will shortly vanish, this film provides a rarified pleasure for discerning festival audiences. Much of the film is devoted to the often surreal, quietly humorous conversations of the aging locals, remarkable people who seem resigned to the forthcoming extinction of their way of life. More than just a record of a disappearing way of life, this superbly photographed film stresses deep connections with the larger cycles of time.” –Jonathan Holland, Variety   In Spanish with English subtitles. (115 min.)
Friday, January 28th @ 9:30pm
Saturday, January 29th @ 9:30pm