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5 Ratings

The Year of the Discovery

El año del descubrimiento

Directed by Luis López Carrasco
Spain, Switzerland, 2020


An almost forgotten piece of social history is revived in a bar in Cartagena, Spain, through the stories of strikers who took part and discussions among young people about class consciousness, the economic crisis and the role of unions.

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The Year of the Discovery Directed by Luis López Carrasco

Critics reviews

Luis López Carrasco’s dense, devious El año del descubrimiento confirms his reputation as Spain’s foremost audiovisual chronicler of the country’s recent past, albeit one for whom marginal positions, materiality, everyday chitchat, and the liberating effects of fiction are as, if not more, important than grand historical events.
March 23, 2020
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No mere stylistic flex, The Year of Discovery is a vital example of cinema’s capacity to rescue memory from the clutches of history.
February 18, 2020
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An ambitious, mammoth 200-minute interrogation of recent Spanish industrial, social and economic history seen through the prism of one coastal city, the naval base Cartagena.
January 26, 2020
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