Today in Spain, neoliberalist capitalism has laid waste to the middle class, unemployment is skyrocketing, the Left is a factious mess that the Right plays with ease, trust in democracy is at a new low. Is it necessary to look for other forms of participatory processes?
If the first General Report was a rumination on the transition from an oppressive regime to a democratic state, in this implacable, necessary sequel Portabella dissects—40 years later—the brutal crisis devouring Europe today. These are turbulent times for Spain, and this film is essential viewing.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, Soviet Union
Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
David Lynch, 1977, United States
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dennis Hopper, 1971, United States
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union