'Contadores', in the Cannes Critic’s Week!
The Cannes Critics' Week has selected the work 'Contadores', by Irati Gorostidi, for the Official Short Films Section. It is a project of the producers Apellaniz and De Sosa, Tractora and Pirenaika, and which has formed part of the catalog Kimuak 2022, which is currently managed by Zineuskadi.
A group of libertarian militants spend a night in 1978 printing a leaflet. The agreement for the metal industry of the province of Gipuzkoa is about to be signed and they defend the need to continue the struggle. While writing and printing the leaflet, they reflect on personal relationships and speculate on communal living. The next day, in the entrance hall of the factory where they work, they join a workers' meeting and encourage their fellow workers to fight for better conditions. But the growing unionization of the workers' movement has taken away the influence they once had, moving their radical political project into irrelevance.
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