Presenting World Caminhos Catalunya’

Even dod­ging the poli­ti­cal debate, everyone can recog­nize a mul­ti­ple and very rich per­so­na­lity in the Spa­nish cul­ture, from Madrid to Gali­cia, Cata­lo­nia, the Bas­que Coun­try or Anda­lu­cia. Every region has its own idi­osyn­crasy and lately, in Cata­lo­nia, has rai­sed a power­ful citi­zen move­ment which is making seri­ous steps in order to sepa­rate from the Spa­nish State. This growing move­ment has been pro­vo­ked by seve­ral rea­sons; the cri­sis, the poli­ti­cal, eco­no­mic and social disa­gre­e­ments between the Cata­lan govern­ment and the cen­tral govern­ment, etc., but has also redis­co­ve­red some his­to­ri­cal, cul­tu­ral and idi­o­ma­tic vin­di­ca­ti­ons that today, more than ever, are pene­tra­ting in the people’s speech. 

That’s why, in this very moment, it is also more inte­res­ting than ever to get into the Cata­lan cul­ture and art. For that, there’s no bet­ter way than the cinema. What we pro­pose is a pro­gramme that inclu­des five fea­ture films (one docu­men­tary, one docu-fic­tion, and three fic­ti­ons) and four shorts, all very dif­fe­rent between each other, but a good repre­sen­ta­tion of this cul­ture. Some of these films talk about social issues: La Granja del Pas is a power­ful docu­men­tary about evic­ted fami­lies; Nada S.A. and El cor­re­dor, short films, are scathing come­dies about unem­ploy­ment; La plaga, between rea­lity and fic­tion, por­traits a lit­tle com­mu­nity from Barcelona’s outs­kirts. Other films pro­gram­med take other the­mes, per­so­nal dra­mas that can become as uni­ver­sal as Sha­kes­pe­are is: Otel·lo brings the Bri­tish author nowa­days, refreshing the tra­gedy with a lush pers­pec­tive; Tots volem el mil­lor per a ella and El camí més llarg per tor­nar a casa are both excel­lent sur­gi­cal explo­ra­ti­ons about inter­nal pain, cau­sed by a dise­ase or by an unbe­a­ra­ble loss. Finally, short films No me qui­tes and El adiós are inti­mate but trans­cen­den­tal epi­so­des of two strong women.

This selec­tion has been made with the sup­port of the Acadè­mia del Cinema Català (Cata­lan Film Aca­demy), which every year cele­bra­tes the Gaudí Awards, recog­ni­zing the best Cata­lan films of the year. Most of these films have won or have been nomi­na­ted to this awards, and some of them to the Goyas too, and a long way through fes­ti­vals. There is also a non-cal­cu­la­ted but very posi­tive balance between men (5) and women (5) film­ma­kers, as well as an hete­ro­ge­nic offer of gen­res, tones and the­mes. We hope you enjoy it!

Programação Caminhos Mundiais
Auditório Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha

19 de Novembro, 16h00
Title Direc­tor Pro­duc­tion Co. Run­time Year
El Cor­re­dor José Luis Montesinos Caduco Films, Bas­tian Films 15 2014
El Camí més llarg per tor­nar a casa Sergi Pérez Niu d’Indi, No hay banda 85 2015
22 de Novembro, 16h00
Title Direc­tor Pro­duc­tion Co. Run­time Year
Nada S.A. Caye Casas, Albert Pintó Alhena Pro­duc­tion 15 2014
La Granja del Pass Síl­via Munt Intent Pro­duc­ci­ons, Tele­vi­sió de Catalunya 80 2015
23 de Novembro, 16h00
Title Direc­tor Pro­duc­tion Co. Run­time Year
El Adiós Clara Roquet Las­tor Media 15 2015
Tots volem el mil­lor per a ella Mar Coll Escán­dalo Films, Tele­vi­sió de Catalunya 97 2013
25 de Novembro, 16h00
Title Direc­tor Pro­duc­tion Co. Run­time Year
No me quites Laura Jou Corte y Con­fec­ción de Pelí­cu­las, Pelí­cu­las La Trini 14 2015
Otel·lo Ham­mudi Al-Rah­moun Font Escán­dalo Films, Corte y Con­fec­ción de Películas 69 2013
26 de Novembro, 16h00
Title Direc­tor Pro­duc­tion Co. Run­time Year
La Plaga Neus Bal­lús El Kinò­graf, Tele­vi­sió de Cata­lunya, Arte France 85 2013

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