Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Sun, May 21, 2017

L.A. OLA 2017
Oliver Laxe In Person!
L.A. OLA is organized by La Panda Productions, Playtime Audiovisuales and Rocío Mesa, in partnership with Spain Fresh; with the principal support of Acción cultural Española AC/E and SPAIN Arts & Culture; also supported by Trade Commission of Spain ICEX, Institut Ramon Llull and ELMA; co-presented in partnership with MUBI and Curtocircuito; also Co-presented by Rooftop Cinema Club at The Montalbán, the American Cinematheque, Los Angeles Filmforum and the Echo Park Film Center; and with the collaboration of the institutions Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles and Embassy of Spain in the United States.

L.A. OLA is an annual showcase of the best contemporary independent cinema from Spain in Los Angeles and New York City.

Program begins with the short “Fajr” (2016, 12 min. Dir. Lois Patiño). In the Moroccan desert, night dilutes forms and silence slides through sand. Dawn then starts to draw silhouettes of dunes while motionless figures punctuate the landscape. From night's abstraction, light returns dimension to space and volume to bodies. Stillness concentrates gaze. The adhan - Muslim call to prayer - sounds, and immobility begins to irradiate. And now the bodies are those which dissolve into the desert.

Discussion after the feature with director Oliver Laxe, followed by a cocktail reception in the Egyptian courtyard.
2016, Grasshopper Film, 96 min, Spain/Morocco/France/Romania/Qatar, Dir: Oliver Laxe

Director Oliver Laxe’s new film is a breathtakingly shot “Eastern Western,” which follows a caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The elderly sheik’s last wish is to be buried with his loved ones in the village where he was born. But death does not wait, and without their leader, the company grows fearful and entrusts the body to two men who agree to bring it to its final destination. Meanwhile, in another world, a mysterious young man is chosen to find the caravan. Winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize at Cannes Critics’ Week 2016, among other international awards.

MIMOSAS in Arabic with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sun, May 21, 2017 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Free Event!
Sun, May 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian