1st Catalan Films Festival Scotland, Nov-Dec 2012

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NOV DEC 2012






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EDITORIAL CinemaAttic, in association with Scotland’s Catalan Centre, is proud to present Scotland’s 1st Catalan Film Festival. This initiative stems from our endeavour to organise pioneering festivals around the UK and it has come into fruition thanks to the interest of Scotland’s Catalan Centre to promote Catalan culture through its contemporary cinema. Not by chance, in the course of the last five years there has been a significant rise in the profile of Catalan film outside of Spain, gaining recognition at various international festivals including representing Spain at the Academy Awards. With a programme of activities including nine days of films in five venues across Edinburgh, our focus is cinema and just cinema. By this we want to clarify that we hold no political agenda in relation to the staging of this festival; rather, our commitment is only to open up new ways of understanding life and approaching cinema. We believe Catalunya at this time to be a leading example for the way films are produced and promoted. The friendly nature of the institutions that look after Catalan cinema have facilitated greatly the completion of this festival. Are not cinema and societies inextricably linked? This is our particular homage to a Catalan film industry that may ultimately be reflecting the society behind it. Saying this, we are keen to present masterpieces of the like of Pa Negre (Black Bread, 2010); Escuchando al Juez Garzón (Listening to Judge Garzón, 2011) or El silenci abans de Bach (The Silence Before Bach, 2007) alongside the latest achievements of Catalan cinema´s new talents divided into three exclusive nights of short films. Every film is subtitled in English and will only be screened once. This is a rare opportunity to approach one of the most significant art forms of a vibrant culture, aware as we are that the connecting power of the latter is essential for creating open and democratic societies. Hopefully by engaging with Scotland´s 1st Catalan Film Festival you can share our passion too. Carlos Redondo Founder Director www.cinemaattic.com

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29th November 2012 Listening to Judge Garzón (2011)

9th December 2012 Enxaneta 3D (2011)

Venue: Summerhall Time: TBC Reserve your ticket here: www.cff1.eventbrite.com

Venue: Cineworld 130 Dundee street, EH11 1AF, Edinburgh. Time: 6.30pm Tickets here: www.cff6.eventbrite.com/ or at Cineworld website www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/21

30th November 2012 Bicycle, Spoon, Apple (2010)

16th December 2012 Pa Negre (Black Bread, 2010)

Venue: Summerhall Time: TBC Reserve your ticket here: www.cff2.eventbrite.com

Venue : Cameo Time: 1.30pm Info on booking at info@cinemaattic.com

1st December 2012 The best of Catalan short films: Marvin&Wayne

16th December 2012 Festival grand finale night: Closing session

Venue: Old Saint Paul 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH Time: TBC Reserve your ticket here: www.cff3.eventbrite.com

Venue: La Tasca Time: start at 8pm. Closing party after 10pm Reserve your ticket here: www.cff9.eventbrite.com

5th December 2012 The best of Catalan short films: Gaudí Awards I

17th December 2012 Die Stille vor Bach (The Silence Before Bach, 2007)

by Isabel Coixet

by Carles Bosch

Venue: Summerhall Time: TBC Reserve your ticket here www.cff4.eventbrite.com

6th December 2012 The best of Catalan short films: Gaudí Awards II Venue: Old Saint Paul 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH Time: TBC Reserve your ticket here: www.cff5.eventbrite.com

by Paulí Subirà

by Agustí Villaronga

by Pere Portabella

Venue: Cameo Time: 9pm Tickets at Cameo website http://www.picturehouses. co.uk/cinema/Cameo_Picturehouse/ or www.cff8.eventbrite.com

I am delighted, as president of the Scotland’s Catalan Centre, to welcome you to the 1st Catalan Film Festival in Scotland. Among its core foundations, the SCC has the aim of promoting the Catalan culture and language in Scotland and of becoming a bridge between these two nations and cultures. Cinema is one of the most important cultural expressions in any society; thus, the selection of films and short films included in this programme aims to represent the diverse range of styles and topics that are present in Catalan cinematography. This festival is an excellent opportunity for Scots and people from other countries to learn what Catalan cinema has to offer to the world. Catalonia is indeed a small nation, but that does not prevent Catalan artists from participating in universal debates. I hope you enjoy this festival, and please get in touch with us through our website (http://www.ccescocia.cat/indexE.html) if you think you might be interested to know more about Catalonia and all the range of activities we organise. Meritxell Ramírez-OllÊ

SUMMERHALL Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL Edinburgh.

/ 29th NOV / 30th NOV / 5th DEC / Listening to Judge Garzón (2011) by Isabel Coixet

Bicycle, Spoon, Apple (2010) by Carles Bosch

The best of Catalan short films: Gaudí Awards I

Spanish Human Rights investigator Baltasar Garzón was convicted in February 2012 by Spanish supreme court for his enquiries over the systematic repression of Franco’s regime alongside his will to uncover the biggest corruption case in modern Spain involving, among others, the Prime Minister’ Mariano Rajoy’s People’s party.

A very special night of cinema, hope and life with another documentary that will focus this time on popular leader for the people of Spain Pasqual Maragall -once former mayor of Barcelona and president of Catalunya- in his actual struggle to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Established in 2009 by Catalan Academy of Cinema, Gaudí Awards are Catalonia´s national film awards -a reunion of the best of Catalan cinema. Granted with international recognition, some of the films that will conform the Gaudí Awards sessions have only be seen before at festivals of the like of Biennale di Venezia, Sundance, Seminci or the IDFF Amsterdam. Gaudí Awards block I will not be screened again in Scotland so we highly recommend you to come along and be part of an experience intended to support the quality of peripheral cinemas.

Goya Awards winner 2012 for Best Documentary, Coixet’s film represents a unique opportunity to approach a case that rose as much anger as attention from worldwide human rights groups and the United Nations.

‘Bicycle’, ‘spoon’, ‘apple’ are the three words most used in the medical research for short memory and mark the film and a disease affecting 35 million people today. Not to be missed or forgotten.

The event will open up with an introduction to the consequences of Spanish Civil War in modern Spain by Edinburgh-based author Daniel Gray (Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War).

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Old St Paul’s Scottish Episcopal Church 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH

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6th DEC

The best of Catalan short films: Marvin&Wayne

The best of Catalan short films: Gaudí Awards II

When cinema is made, promoted and distributed by people with a passion for the medium the results can not be other than the excellence.

Curated by Catalan Academy of Cinema’s director Montse Majench, and not seen in UK before, this selection of films not only complements Gaudí Awards I but in fact enhances it -if you have seen the first you cannot miss the second; if you have not seen the first you must better catch up with the second.

Marvin&Wayne is a distribution company established in Barcelona since 2009 that actually work with film directors worldwide. We will pay tribute to the diversity of Catalan short film industry by offering an exclusive selection of films from Marvin&Wayne.


Stay after the screenings for exclusive surprises

Music session by CinemaAttic residents The Akimbo Divine Dj’s will follow the screenings.

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Enxaneta 3D (2011) by Paulí Subirà

Grand finale night: Closing session

L’enxaneta is the little boy or girl, aged between five and ten, who summits Catalonia thirty-metres-high human castles. The Castells were declared Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in November 2010 and represent one of the most spectacular traditions in Europe nowadays.

The festival will close at the venue that has lately best represented our ethos -unique selection of films to plural audiences in unusual pop-up cinemas-.

This 80’ film by Paulí Subirá -produced by Catalonian institution TV3- is a deeply moving documentary that portraits the fears, will to succeed and teamwork of a very unique cultural form... in 3D!

For the night at the singular basement of La Tasca Charlotte Square we will curate a selection of the best of the festival plus three unseen films. What is more, attendees will have the opportunity to approach the best Spanish beer thanks to our collaboration with Estrella Damm, as well as a very exclusive closing party for the all the loyal!

Its screening at Edinburgh Cineworld is a must-seen rarity.

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Cameo Cinema 38 Home Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ

16th DEC


17th DEC


Black Bread (2010) by Agustí Villaronga

Die Stille Vor Bach (The Silence Before Bach, 2007) by Pere Portabella

Agustí Villaronga’s latest masterpiece is an atmospheric piece of storytelling of post Civil War Catalonia heightened with exquisite central performances.

Real-life drama and documentary-style filmmaking blend with surrealistic whimsy in director Pere Portabella’s passionate look at the ties between classical music and the construction of contemporary Europe.

The film won nonetheless thirteen Gaudí Awards, nine Goya Awards, including Best film, Best director and Best adapted screenplay. It was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards being the first Catalan-language film to accomplish so. A real piece of cinematic art that will be screened for the first time in Scotland thanks to collaboration of Cameo Edinburgh.

Not by chance, Pere Portabella has been largely regarded as one of the strongest authors of Catalan cinema par excellence for what was given the Honorific Gaudí Award for his cinematographic career in June 2012. Arguably, the finest film of this Catalan film season.

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We would like to render tribute to the people, platforms, and venues that, behind the scenes, made this exciting project possible: Thanks greatly to Ana Mª Vázquez from AECID for being the cornerstone every project requires in order to become possible. Enjoy your deserved retirement, comrade to the Scotland’s Catalan Centre for supporting the idea and investing on it with time and passion to the Spanish Consulate Edinburgh for the present and the future to Estrella Damm and Haggis Hostel Edinburgh for the trust in our work Unconditional thanks to Cameo, Cineworld Edinburgh and Summerhall for understanding our necessities and of course for hosting our events Thanks to OSP and La Tasca for collaborating Thanks to Televisió de Catalunya, the Academy of Catalan Cinema, Films59, Cromosoma and Miss Wasabi for making everything so easy for us to the filmmakers for creating such gems

cinemaattic Artistic Director: Carlos Redondo Graphic Artist: David Armingau Technical Secretariat: Marta Arànega Mentor: Rafael Cueto


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