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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Volar
English Title Flying
Director Carla Subirana
Year 2012
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 84'
  • G: Carla Subirana
  • F: Julián Elizalde,
  • Carles Gusi
  • E: Manel Barriere Figueroa
  • S: Alejandra Molina
  • P: Ángeles Hernández, Carla Subirana, David Matamoros
  • PE: Peter Aalbaek Jensen, Peter Garde
  • CP: Pandora Cinema, Zentropa Spain
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With no intention of being extravagant, we could say Flying is much more than a documentary about the everyday life of a flying school in the Spanish army. It can be regarded as a sort of strange coming-of-age story in which a group of boys and girls chooses to take a distance from the world’s noise and seclude themselves for a while in the San Javier General Airborn Academy in Murcia, a singular limbo where young cadets enter and cut any contact with their friends, families, and love partners for a few weeks. Subirana films the interior of the academy (unprecedented in the history of Spanish cinema) with fascination and a certain reserve, with no implicit criticism or wish for controversy. She only shows a training facility where the motto “Per aspera ad astra” (Through the rough path to the stars) remains unruffled, and where theory lessons assume the possibility of casualties as a common work factor. A place where, apart from discipline and ranks, the prevailing element is the fascination for taking off and abandoning for a few hours any contact with the ground. FG


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