«¿Qué hay, Pardal? Espero que por fin est año podamos ver la lengua de las mariposas.»
Manuel Rivas, opening line of ¿Qué me quieres, Amor?

The Cinefórum is the social activity involving the Madrid PolaFlow group as well as external members (everybody is welcomed). Each person presenting a movie should give a small introduction. A short discussion takes place after the projection.

We order the chairs as decided by random sampling.

Careful: we changed the order from FIFO to LIFO.

All About Eve (1950)


Proposed by Diego on 2 December (2016).

Les clés de bagnoles (2003)

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Proposed by Fabrice on 15 January (2016).

An iconic moment: the French rural teacher complaining at the mediocrity of a nontraditional output.

Freaks (1932)

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Proposed by Isabel (31 October (2015))

Halloween special. Place and details to be decided.

طلا و مس (Tala va Mes, Gold and Copper, 2011)


Proposed by Amir (11 September (2015))

After a long break caused by the trauma of the previous movie, the Cinéforum is back with a pizza session and Iranian cinema.

Un perro llamado dolor (2001)

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Proposed by Juan Pablo (28 November (2014))

The first silent movie, with Russian delicacies before projection (the vodka was offered by Mikhail Glazov a couple of years ago) and a menú de degustación in Madrid somewhere called "placer and platos" after.

The Crazies (2010)



Halloween Special (1 November (2014)). Displayed in Mayorcita with pizzas and beer/wine. Followed by a drink in Madrid.

切腹 (Seppuku, 1962)


Proposed by Blanca (10 October (2014))

Pierrot le fou (1965)


Proposed by Fabrice (12 September (2014))

Donnie Darko (2001)


Proposed by Elena [1] (16, May (2014)). See also our page on this web.

Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975)

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Proposed by Joaquín (9, May (2014)).

The apartment (1960)


Proposed by Carlos (25, April (2014))

This session was started with a Brindis of Cava to celebrate a recently accepted paper and the graduation of Camilo, with enough left for the next session, and was followed by a Mexican themed night with five rounds of tequila shots.

Balada triste de Trompeta (2010)

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Proposed by Dmitrii (5, April (2014)).

See also the Balada proper (Awwwh'a Awwwh'a Awwwh'a ...).

Das Experiment (2001)

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Proposed by Camilo [2] (28, March (2014)).

Los colores de la montaña (2010)

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Proposed by Pablo

火垂るの墓 (1988)

Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies).


Proposed by Guillermo (21, February (2014)).

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)


Proposed by Blanca (13 February (2014)).

Nuts in May (1976)


Proposed by Linda (7, February (2014)). Link in youtube.

Moartea domnului Lazarescu (2005)

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Proposed by Andrei (24, January (2014)).

La estrategia del caracol (1993)

Cartel-la-estrategia-del-caracol-cineforum.jpg and/or Fabrice's outlooks.

Proposed by Herbert (17, January (2014)), during his visit.

The full movie is on YouTube.

Profondo rosso (1975)


Proposed by Irina (10, January (2014)).

The movie was preceded by the short animation Ёжик в тумане.

O Homem do Futuro (2011)

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Proposed by William (20, December (2013)).

This last movie of the year was followed by a degustation of Borsao wine with bocadillos de calamares with the panoramic view of nocturnal Madrid at our new flat, before a chocolate con churros and whisky.

Altered states (1980)


Proposed by Fabrice (13, December (2013)) as a Friday 13th special.

Los santos inocentes (1984)

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Proposed by Elena (4, December (2013)). With Spanish delicacies (Jamón, Salchichón, ...).

L'arnacœur (2010)


Proposed by David (27, November (2013)).

Celda 211 (2009)


Proposed by Alex (20, November (2013)).

La lengua de las mariposas (1999)


Proposed by Carlos (8, November (2013)). Based on a short story by Manuel Rivas. With a homemade cake and tea from Irina.

Sinister (2012)


Special choice for Halloween! (31, October (2013))


This session—with pizzas—was followed by a visit of the submundo of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, i.e., a creepy underground mirror of the University.

A movie shot from smartphones might surface.


Брат (1997)


Proposed by Dmitrii (25, October (2013)). Followed by pizzas in Alcobendas.

Rebecca (1940)


Proposed by Blanca (18, October (2013)). (in English with and without subtitles or in Spanish).

See also That Mitchell and Webb Look's version.