16-29 NOV. 2020
Onsite + Online

Luis López Carrasco Masterclass


Past Continuous

Filmmaker Luis Lopez Carrasco will be giving a pre-screening masterclass to tie in with the presentation of his latest feature, El año del descubrimiento, at l'Alternativa.

Jean Breschand has said that a film can "put scattered pieces back together". Viewed in this way, filmmaking can be a means of foraging in the past before delicately trying to thread together new stories, pick up broken discourses and reimagine vanished images. To a certain extent, memory is always a work in progress.

In this masterclass, Luis López Carrasco will explore the creative process behind El año del descubrimiento (2020) and discuss how some of his previous films took shape as a means of piecing together hidden fragments of the past to put them back in play in the present.

Luis López Carrasco

Luis López Carrasco (Murcia, 1981) is a filmmaker, writer and cofounder of the audiovisual collective Los Hijos. His films have been screened worldwide, including at BAFICI (Buenos Aires), Viennale and the Locarno, Rotterdam and Toronto Film Festivals, as well as at leading contemporary art centres such as the Pompidou, ICA London, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao. Los Hijos’s first feature, Los materiales (2019), won awards at Punto de Vista (Pamplona) and FID Marseille and was screened at l'Alternativa. Their following shorts, Ya viene, aguanta, riégueme, mátame (2010) and Enero 2012 o la apoteosis de Isabel la Católica (2012), were both screened at l'Alternativa. El futuro (2013), his first solo feature, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival, and his short Aliens (2017) won awards at Cinespaña (Toulouse), Dokufest Kosovo and FIDOCS (Santiago de Chile). He coproduced True Love (Ion de Sosa, 2011) and produced Sueñan los androides (Ion de Sosa, 2014), as well as serving as executive producer on Nuestra amiga la luna (Velasco Broca, 2016). His latest feature, El año del descubrimiento (2020)—which has picked up awards at Cinéma du reel (Paris), Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and Jeonju International Film Festival—opens l'Alternativa 2020.

* Circumstances permitting


  • Monday 16 November,
    4 pm to 6 pm*
  • 10 €
  • No previous knowledge required
  • The masterclass will be given in Spanish
  • You can now sign up to do this activity onsite or online
Online option
Luis López Carrasco