Based upon a short story from Spanish author Albert Sanchez Piñol set during the Spanish Civil War, The Forest tells the tale of Ramon and Dora from Matarraña who hide an ancient secret: next to their farmhouse, some mysterious lights are visible two nights every year coming from a strange patch of trees. Director Óscar Aibar weaves sci-fi fantasy with family drama against the backdrop of the brutal fight between the Spanish Republic and the Nationalist. Visually arresting, this war parable has as much magic as it does heartbreak.
April 13 - Free Screening - open to the public. Organized by Casa de España in Minnesota in collaboration with Carleton College, as part of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival's Spotlight, Cine Latino.
Screening at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 4/13 & 4/15.
Screening at Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine on 4/16.