Barcelona Film Festival 2012
A great event in Barcelona is coming: the D’A Festival International de Cinema d’Autor 2012. It will start on Friday 27th and lasts until the 6th of May. And if you want more, la Filmoteca de Catalunya will keep showing some of the movies until the 17th of May.
This Barcelona film festival presents some of the best independent movies of the last decade. Directors and actors are not really well known for most of them but they are among the best in the cinema of auteur theory style. There are 5 categories: Direccions, Talents, Special Sessions, Absolut Risc, Autoria Catalana.
Claire Denis Retrospective and my top 3
The festival highlights the French female director Claire Denis by showing 11 of her movies. Escape from Barcelona for a while by watching some of her famous movies shot in Africa.
Here are my top 3 movies that you should watch during the film festival in Barcelona.
Les Bien Aimés by Christophe Honoré
Christophe Honoré is a famous French director and his movies are just amazing. Les Bien Aimés is no exception to the rule! It’s the story of a mother and her daughter (Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroiani, they are mother and daughter in real life!) and their misfortune in love. Don’t be surprised, it’s a musical movie. If you like this movie and Paris, I suggest you watch Love Songs, probably Honoré’s biggest hit.
This movie has been made by 13 young Spanish directors from Barcelona. Sun and Lucas are Erasmus students in Barcelona. They fall in love and want to enjoy this year to the max. But everything has to come to an end…
The assembly of the 13 different parts should lead to something very interesting. The soundtrack seems almost perfect! If you want to know about more movies shot in Barcelona, have a look at this blog on the top 5 movies set in Barcelona.
Probably THE Australian movie of 2011, Snowtown is based on a true story. This thriller has won 3 prizes and has been nominated 11 times. Are you ready for one of the darkest movies about one of the most famous Australian serial killers ever?
Where? The movies will be shown in Aribau Espacios Cine Club (Gran Via 565-567) and at the Filmoteca de Catalunya (Plaça Salvador Segui 1-9).
When? From Friday 27th April, to Sunday 6th May. You can check the program here.
Prices? An individual ticket is 7€ (6€ for students, Jove card, retired people); pass for 5 entries is 25€ (only at Aribau Espacios).
Which movies are you gonna watch? Any good plans to share where we can watch this cinema d’author in Barcelona? Let us know! Check this if you’re looking for VO cinema in Barcelona.