6 February 2019
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: Hitchcock Cinema, Arts One Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
The Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University of London presents the first evening of its film season The Catalan New Wave: Journeys of the self.
The intimate looks crafted in The Disinherited (Laura Ferres, 2017) , Facing the Wind (Meritxell Colell, 2018), Júlia Ist (Elena Martin, 2017) and La inútil (Belen Funes, 2018) push the boundaries and go beyond the notion of a strictly Catalan cinema to map out experiences that are central to contemporary woman selfhood.
Catalonia has recently become the hub for the new/other tendency in cinema to flourish- a serendipity which the media has termed as the Catalan new wave.
In an era when the Time's Up movement is jolting the traditionally male-dominated Hollywood, the Catalan film industry celebrated an awards gala that was one of its most gender-balanced ever, with an overdue acknowledgment of female nominees and winners.
Directors Meritxell Colell and Laura Ferres will be in attendance and they will join us for a post-screening symposium/discussion.
Followed by drinks.