foco: luis lópez carrasco

After his fruitful and successful career as a member of Los Hijos collective, and endorsed by the awards obtained in national and international film competitions, López Carrasco continues to reveal himself to be one of the most coherent film makers in Spanish cinematography of the second decade of the 21st century. Luis López Carrasco is the author of a short film and two feature films -the most recent one, award-winning at such renowned festivals as Cinema du Reel or Black Canvas- in which he delves into and reflects on the story of Spanish history.

Novos Cinemas dedicates, for the first time in Galicia, a spotlight to the cinema of the Murcian director, screenwriter and producer, including his latest feature film The Year of the Discovery.

Luis López Carrasco (Spain 1981) is a filmmaker and writer. In 2008 he co-founded Los Hijos, an experimental cinema and documentary collective. His work has been shown in numerous international film festivals like Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto, BAFICI or Viennale and contemporary art centres like Museo Nacional Reina Sofía and Centre Georges Pompidou. Mar del Plata IFF, Distrital FF and Lima Independiente FF dedicated monographic focus of Los Hijos work.

Their first feature length film, Los materiales, was awarded with the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Direction (Punto de Vista International Film Festival 2010) and International Jury’s Special Mention (FiD Marseille 2010).
El Futuro, his first solo film, was premiered in Locarno International Film Festival 2013 screened in more than fifty international festivals and awarded in BAFICI 2014 and Lima Independient.
His second feature-lengh film, El año del descubrimiento had its World premiere on IFFR Rotterdam.