The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
*Arraianos*. 2012. Spain. Directed by Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro. Courtesy the director

Born in 1975 in Meira, Spain, Enciso Cachafeiro is part of a new generation of trailblazing Spanish filmmakers. Cachafeiro joins us to present Arraianos (2012), his second feature-length film. Reality, myth, and dream merge in the film, which is set in a small village on the Galicia (Spain)-Portugal border and captures the daily life of the Arraianos—actors playing their own lives. Inspired by the existential play O Bosque (The Forest) by the Galician Jenaro Marinhas del Valle, the film’s arresting images are also shaped by the filmmaker’s childhood on the family farm. Arraianos, a film about time, memory, and the musicality of spoken language, captures both the moods stirred by the atmosphere of place and the feelings and experiences of the filmmaker’s grandparent’s generation in the face of the global explosion in technology, migration, and more. Special thanks to Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Film Study Center, Harvard and Harvard Film Archive. Print courtesy CineBinario Films

This film accompanies Modern Mondays.