8 de April de 2019

TIPS FROM D’A HELMER!

TIPS FROM D’A HELMER!

The director of all this, Carlos R. Ríos, has a privileged view of the festival as a whole and that is why his recommendations are a guarantee not to get lost among the 114 films that D’A Film Festival Barcelona is programming this year. A personal journey, among the many possible, with ten films and a bonus track that can serve as guidance to the undecided.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD
Ben Wheatley is a sniper and one of the most interesting voices of the New British Talent, with the permission of his contemporary Peter Strickland. Tourists or High-Rise took us into his subversive cinema, and this time he presents us with a tragicomedy, a choral work with a strong acting accent, very Shakespearean, full of taunts and hatred. [More info]

NUESTRO TIEMPO
Sublime and magical scenes are seen all through the special footage of this new and monumental film by Carlos Reygadas, an essential filmmaker in contemporary cinema. A play on fiction and reality, in which the director digs deep, with sincerity and intensity into two of his most recurrent themes: empathy and communication problems. [More info]

DEUX FILS
A French accent hovers over all sections of the festival and a successful example is the debut of actor Félix Moati (Hipócratres). A magnificently balanced portrayal of parent-child relationships, played in a very natural way by three excellent actors: Vincent Lacoste, whom we can see three times in this edition of D’A, Mathieu Capella and Benoîte Poelvoorde. [More info]

THE MOUNTAIN
Jeff Goldblum and the new millennial star Tye Sheridan star in this new film by cult director Rick Alverson, a fascinating cinematic experience in square format that frames an acid portrayal of characters suspended in time. [More info]

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL
One of the best Asian films of recent times, debut and film testament of the late Hu Bo. A desperate, sad film, with unique and crude portrayals of abandoned and hopeless souls in contemporary China, with a very interesting, intriguing and always in crescendo narrative that makes the four hours go by in a heartbeat. [More info]

CARELIA, INTERNACIONAL CON MOVIMIENTO
Andrés Duque, a master of  hybrid and experimental documentaries, winner of the Talents prize in D’A 2016 for Oleg and the rare arts, is back to surprise us with a poetic and spiritual film. No one wins over as well as Duque the characters he wants to portray. [More info]

TARDE PARA MORIR JOVEN
Dominga Sotomayor presents a film full of hippies, communes, songs, wine and beer, cigarettes, juvenile anguish, love and sex on a New Year’s Eve at the end of the nineties in a vaporous film that portrays the air of freedom in Chile after the fall of Pinochet. [More info]

RAY & LIZ
Renowned photographer Richard Billingham will visit us to present his film debut, a powerful recreation of the photographs that made him famous, reflecting the sordidness of his dysfunctional family, in a brave and exciting journey through the memories of childhood. [More info]

ANTHROPOCENE : THE HUMAN EPOCH
A film that illustrates through scenes of overwhelming beauty, the effects of human intervention on the face of planet Earth. A cinematic meditation on the massive reengineering of the planet that we humans have caused. [More info]

LOS CORTOS UN IMPULSO COLECTIVO
Spanish short films break into the D’A stronger  than ever and, in this edition, 27 short and medium-length films will illustrate the state of the matter, the new authors, the short films that have triumphed in festivals, the ones that have marked the guidelines , the ones who have taken risks. Five short film sessions, many of them presented by their authors.[More info]

LA RETRO HONORÉ Y VIVIR DEPRISA AMAR DESPACIO

The beautiful words of our friend Philipp will help me present the necessary retrospective of Christophe Honoré: “The time has come for him to look back and go back to the 90s, when the writers he loved fell one after another, victims of AIDS. What better time to dedicate to him this retrospective composed of nine films, light and fleeting, which have ended up remaining, recorded on the Ipod of our sentimental memory”. [More info]

 

UNA REVOLUCIÓN EN PRESENTE

22 de April de 2019

Ni excepción, ni cuota ni presencia invitada. Las directoras ya no son minoría y están cambiando el presente del cine.…