A movie theater as a refuge and meeting point, a window through which to look out and see the world through. Cineteca Madrid, the cultural district of Madrid’s city council, arrives in spring with a program of cinematic enjoyment and enjoyment. The menstrual cycle, titled “A Very Good Movie”, invites us to rethink fees and critical assessments. This month’s premieres, in their diversity, provide an unbeatable picture of the richness of cinema that lives and regains its strength and energy.
Releases of the month
Dardara, by Marina Lameiro (Spain, 2021), opens the billboard for the month’s premiere with the farewell chronicle, rock band Navarrese Berri Txarrak who left the stage in 2019 after invading followers of all ages and all ages. Corners of the world. Siberia, a movie by Apple Ferrara (Italy, Greece, Germany and Mexico, 2019) starring William Dafoe and premiered in 2020 at the Berlin Film Festival, presenting us with a picture of a mental, cold and desolate scene to explore the demons of madness. Premiered and awarded at the Seville Festival, Y Nación (Margarita Lido, Spain, 2020) is a thrilling, murderous and poetic account of the unfinished struggle of the women of the A Pontesa ceramic factory.
The premiere of Vaca in the Rubble, the latest work of Ramón Luis Bande (Spain, 2020), premiered at the Festival of Gijón and La ltimo Primavera, a film directed by Isabel Lamberti (Netherlands-Spain, 2020) winner of the New Management Award at the San Sebastian Festival closing Last this month, as it is also possible to attend recent shows of An Optical Effect (Juan Cavestany, Spain, 2020) and a restored version of Charulata, Satyajit Ray (India, 1964) based on a story written by Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore, set in Late nineteenth century, when India was still an English colony. In addition, Cineteca Madrid, five months after its successful premiere, is returning Film of the Year: The Year of Discovery (Luis López Carrasco, Spain, 2020), in a new special screening. Check all information about the first shows.
“Very good movie”
In April, the focus of the month is on cinematic law to explore the meaning of contemporary cinematic intimacy and current paths of cinema that transcend the big screen. “What is cinema?” The eternal question of analyzing and criticizing the film becomes, where is the cinema? At a time when cell phones, platforms and social networks multiply screens, over-stimulate scenes and transmit the audiovisual experience.
In the form of a symposium and a series of shows, Una peli que está muy bien features films such as The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper, USA, 1971), Numéro deux (Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mayville, France, 1975), Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 2003) or Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, USA-UK-France, 2008) that share the ability to portray cinema within cinema and rethink itself.
In addition, the spotlight includes two special sessions: In Front of Archives: Rose Hobarth and Phoenix Tapes, with projections by creators that coincide to show the revealing relationships between the image, the object, and the viewers; And Martin Arnold: Cinefilia fracturada, which collects some of the most emblematic works of the Austrian director produced between 1989 and 2015 in which he reclaims classic cinema to break its foundations, shows us its ideological contradictions and turns the familiar into strange.
The symposium “Una peli que está muy bien” will also host lectures by Vicente Monroy, author of the controversial and successful book Contra la cinefilia, a video essay workshop and a talk by Argentine critic Lucia Salas under the title ¡Ultraje! Performance criticism. The closing will be performed by the Cinezeta team, young Cineteca Madrid coders, with the “ACAB All Cinephiles Are Boring” session. more information .
Amos Vogel. Masters in Wonderland
In cooperation with the Spanish Film Library and the Punto de Vista Festival, Cineteca Madrid is hosting part of the program “Amos in Wonderland”, a tribute to a personal thinker, critic and programmer essential in the history of contemporary cinema. Three programs at Cineteca Madrid and three others at Filmoteca Española, with a program sponsored by Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit that tries to restore the spirit in which Vogel handled the publishing, study and knowledge of cinema in all its splendor.
Programs “A New Home”, “In Love and War” and “Secrets and Revelations”. Musical film, which will allow a deeper dive into some aspects of Amos Vogel’s personality and legacy as curator, writer, founder and professor of cinematic culture in three programs with projections in 16mm. And DCP. more information .
Flâneries with José Luis Guerin in ‘All the images’
The annual “All Pictures. A Itinerary Through Western Cinema”, by José-Louis Guerin, presents “Flannerys”, a new session on movement, walking and change with the presentation of La boulangère de Monceau (France, 1962), the first part of the Moral Tales of Eric Romer and Une Simple Histoire (France, 1959), Marcel Hanoune’s first feature film, in a restored version.With a presentation by Guerin, this double session will take us to the surroundings of Nouvelle Vague, to the moment when Rohmer and Hanoun explore cinema in complete transformation, with cameras coming out To the streets, which stick to life, that roam around like another passerby.
Connecting private rooms in Cinezeta
Cinezeta’s team of young programmers proposes a new topic that will be addressed in April programming: the digital space that opens from audiovisual activity to memes, from individual to political, through the multitude of screens that fill everyday life. The creation of new shared spaces in the digital sphere has given rise to new forums of expression in which Cinezeta proposes an approach from the hands of various creators such as Daniel V. Guisado, Álvaro L. Pajares and Samantha Hudson, out of the conviction that what appears on these ubiquitous screens are audiovisual. It expands our creativity potential and influences our ways of seeing. more information .
Contemporary Japanese cinema, children’s parties and more
Continuing the cycle that opened last month, Cineteca is opening for the second year in a row a window on some of the most important titles of contemporary Japanese cinema by the Japan Foundation. Four films that provide a good description of how Japanese cinema is related to its own history, as a country and as a cinematic: Sea of Revival (Nagi machi) (Kazuya Shiraishi, Japan, 2019), And Your Bird Can Sing (Kimi no tori wa utaeru) (Shô Miyake, Japan, 2018), they say nothing stays the same (Aru Sendo No Hanashi) (Jô Odagiri, Japan, 2019) and another world (Hansekai) (Junji Sakamoto, Japan, 2019). more information ,
This April kids’ morning games offer several titles for kids from three years old in a dubbed Spanish version: Let’s Catch a Bear (Joanna Harrison and Robin Shaw, UK, 2016) The story of five siblings taking advantage of absence. Of their parents to go out on an adventure; On the one hand, Pippi and Mr. Sin Sueño (Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, 2017) and El viaje de Bu (Julien Bisaro, France, 2019) are two value-laden stories about the arrival of a new little brother and the close proximity of sibling relationships. more information .
In addition, Mariano Linas’s “reissue” of La flor (Argentina, 2016-2018) is divided into three parts and screened for three consecutive days, Canadian Film Festival, Lesbian Film Festival, The Docs Barcelona this month, Cima en Corto Or a collaboration with Radio 3 ‘El séptimo vicio’, which is returning to Cineteca Madrid with the programming of Jaume Plensa, Can You Hear Me? (Pedro Ballesteros, Spain, 2020)
Madrid documents in May
In May, Documenta Madrid returns in its 18th edition to the traditional date of spring, after the 2020 edition that was held in an unusual way in December. Cineteca Madrid is putting the final touches to the details of this wonderful rendezvous about contemporary cinema, from the realism to the true and always mobile paths of freedom through two competitive divisions, Meetings, Premiere, Retrospective, looking to the future, the present and the past: one window to understand the world through the eyes of cinema.
With the exception of the built-in shows at Kids’ Parties, which are aimed at family audiences, all Cineteca Madrid shows are recommended from the age of 16. However, the April program includes the following sessions that are not recommended for those under the age of 18: Numero Doux (Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Melville, France, 1975), Listas, and Appas y Béricarias. Samantha Hudson! (Cineseta).
All programming is in a language www.cinetecamadrid.com
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