The Hidden City at San Francisco Film Festival
The longest-running film festival in the Americas and a major cultural event in the Bay Area, the SFFILM Festival features more than 150 films this year, including “The Hidden City” by Spanish director Víctor Moreno.
The Hidden City
- On Friday, April 19 at 8:30 pm. At YBCA, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
- On Sunday, April 21 at 6 pm. At YBCA, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
- On Tuesday, April 23 at 6 pm. At Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
- Directed by Víctor Moreno, 2018, Spain, 80 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
Víctor Moreno’s latest investigation into infrastructure plunges the audience deep underground in Madrid to deliver a portrait of the unseen labor and locations that exist beneath a major city in the 21st century. Following workers through tunnels and caverns, Moreno uses the camera as a kind of exploratory device, much like the throbbing machinery found in these subterranean spaces. One of the year’s most novel filmic experiences, The Hidden City is a new kind of city symphony: dark, damp, straining to find the most minuscule sliver of light beaming down from above, but always aware of the life that nonetheless thrives so deep underground.