Not exactly a film festival as such (it's only 3 films long), this short cycle of films deals with strong female protagonists who are forced to fight to find their place in the world. Dedicated feminists will be dismayed to learn that not all the films are directed by women (Eran Riklis has a rather distinctive beard) and film buffs and non-linguists may be cross to find that two of the films are dubbed, but if none of this deters you, read on.
First up is 'Un novio para Yasmina' directed by Irene Cardona. A romantic comedy about marriages of convenience, prejudice and searching for identity, the film is being shown at Plaça de les Dones del 36 on Tuesday 14th in it's original Spanish and Arabic with subtitles in Spanish.
For the other two films, the action moves over to Casa Elizalde (C/Valencia 302), starting with 'Frozen Rive'r, directed by Courtney Hunt, on Tuesday 21st at 9pm. The action takes place around Christmas near a remote border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage.
Finally, 'Los Limoneros' (Lemon Tree), directed by Eran Riklis, is the tale of a Palestinian widow who is forced to defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have it torn down. It shows at Casa Elizalde on Tuesday 28th at 9pm.