The D’A Film Festival Barcelona is back in the city this spring and from April 26 to May 6 it will be presenting more than one hundred films, with a combination of debutant directors and established names, movies that have triumphed at international festivals and pointing the radar at new trends in cinematic creativity, including the very latest developments in Spanish filmmaking. Ten wonderful days targeted at movie buffs, emerging and challenging projects, and the best independent cinema, together with the chance to meet the directors in the flesh and discuss their work.
The first names to be confirmed for the D’A 2018 include the Spanish premieres of The Green Fog, the new film by Guy Maddin (in collaboration with Evan and Galen Johnson), an experimental project based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo; First Reformed by Paul Schrader, the legendary screenwriter and director of the new wave of US cinema in the 1970s; and Hannah by Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, starring Charlotte Rampling, winner of the Coppa Volpi for best actress for her work in this movie at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
The festival would not be the same without the presence of some of the most essential names from the current movie scene, including indefatigable classics of contemporary cinema like Philippe Garrel with his latest feature Amante por un día, starring Esther Garrel and Éric Caravaca; Alive in France by cult director Abel Ferrara; two of the three films directed by Hong Sang-soo in 2017, The Day After and La cámera de Claire, which premiered at Cannes 2017; and Los fantasmas de Ismaël by Arnaud Desplechin, starring Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard. Also appearing are breakthrough talents like director Valeska Grisebach with the multi-award winning Western, and director Jonas Carpignano with his film A Ciambra, produced by Martin Scorsese, nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards and winner of the best actor award at the Seville Festival.