“Chance sometimes intervenes in surprising ways, for example, by suggesting a dominant theme or themes that, at first glance, might have escaped the programmers’ intentions. The doubt is inevitable: if we find a dominant discourse, is it because of an authentic programming proposal or the emergence of a common trend in the cinema of the last season?

Let each answer this question as they think best – but the truth is that the OFFICIAL SECTION of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival 2024 offers, among its ten selected titles, an extensive representation of family and couple chronicles – up to seven or eight movies – which, arguably, is an x-ray of contemporary cinema as much as a consequence of the traditional themes in our classic auteur cinema, especially the European one.”

Jaime Pena