A Saturday night in downtown Madrid. Two guarimberos and their favorite bookseller drink and eat together while discussing literature, cinema, life. Boom: the project is born.
Why not share with our neighbours the vast repertoire of short films that La Guarimba International Film Festival has in store in the intimate and historical basement of Sin Tarimba Books, a former shelter for the Spanish Civil War?
Instead of curating the best short films of a particular year —as a film festival usually does— the idea is to articulate films around topics, thus providing them with new meanings, connections and dimensions for the sake of controversy, provocation, and broad-mindedness.
A collective act of culture and neighborhood, where a theme-based projection showcasing the work of worldwide filmmakers is followed by an open discussion. Spectators, organizers, and booksellers share thoughts and doubts, references and recommendations, build bonds and expand their gaze, while afterwards ending up all together in a secular procession around local bars.