Archive of films Fuente Álamo, the Caress of Time / Fuente Álamo, la caricia del tiempo

2001, 72 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2002

The gentle passage of time of one parched summer day, leading to a long-awaited midnight gazpacho party for the inhabitants of a small town….


Fuente Álamo, the 14th of September. This hot summer day seems like every other. But with the utmost patience, the inhabitants of this sleepy town await the year’s highpoint. The mayor of the town is once again happy to announce the Gazpacho Festival, an evening celebration of the cult dish, at which its fans will have the chance to test their culinary excellence. Since morning, the church clock tower has run at the same pace as always though many would gladly speed things up. Time is moving painfully slowly for the girls at the shoe factory, although a certain group of kids, enjoying their summer vacation, would be happy if time stood still. Taken all together, the panorama of the small town offers a miniature portrait of the inhabitants as they participate in the local colour of the summer day. Grandma Marie and her daily rituals form the axis of this nonstory, which mingles the everyday cares of various groups of townspeople, while the air tingles with an atmosphere of joyous expectation of the closing midnight party and concert.

About the director

Pablo García won the award for Best Screenplay at the L’Alternativa de Barcelona for his feature writer-director debut Fuente Álamo, the Caress of Time (2001).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Another View
Director: Pablo García
Screenplay: Pablo García
Dir. of Photography: Marc Cistaré
Music: Los Cronopios
Editor: David Vericat, Pablo García
Producer: Luis Mińarro
Production: Eddie Saeta s.a., v koprodukci/in coproduction with Producciones Doble Banda S.L.
Cast: Lidé z městečka Fuente Álamo / People from village of Fuente Álamo

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